No race could happen without a team and we are proud to have assembled one of the best race teams in the area – Team Many is working hard to make your race day an easy one, all you need to do is put one foot in front of the other and follow the pink flags!
Race Directors: Eric and Sheila Eagan have been directing events for #TrailsRoc and Trail Methods since 2012. With numerous ultra races completed, and countless trail races on their directors resume, rest assured all of your needs will be met on race day. Both spent time visiting, exploring, and falling in love with Letchworth as children. Eric lived at the entrance to the park for 2 years scouting and running trails in 2003-2004. The couple then spent an entire week covering every single mile of trail on both sides of the Genesee River in the summer of 2014. They are so excited to share the beauty of The best state park in America with you!
Aid Station Concierge – Ian Campbell – Ian is our aid station boss. He makes sure the water is full, the ice is cold and the watermelons are…. wait, we don’t do watermelon. If it is at an aid station, Ian has a hand in it.- Hailing from Buffalo NY – (Hometown of Eric and Sheila) Ian is a staple of the Buffalo area trail and ultra community and spends considerable time volunteering at and sharing local events.
Food Unicorn – Shea Coleman – We have been inspired by Shea and her plant based diet for years as we watched her progress through multiple trail events culminating in the completion of a 100 miler at Mighty Mosquito. Shea will be on hand to ensure the finish line food is top notch, sharing her knowledge on plant based nutrition and her love of all creatures. Shea is a Many On The Genny Finisher and we are so glad to have her on the team.
On course support– Scott Parr. Is there a more positive presence you want on the trail? He knows the course, he knows the runners – He will get you to the finish. Scott began his journey on trails by joining Eric and Sheila at a week long adventure called “Run em all, hike em all”. They had never met before but covered 100+ miles of trail in Letchworth in one week. By the end of the week a life long friendship was born and the plans for Many On The Genny had been hatched. Scott has been on this team since before it was a team. We are so excited to have him helping our runners!
Jill of all trades – Katie Gailey – What does Katie not do? Run ultras? Check. Build and maintain trails? Check. Keep Sheila from murdering Eric? Check and Check. A casual runner throughout college, Katie never envisioned herself as a runner, let alone knew anything about Ultra running. Fast forward a couple years with a road half under her belt, she quickly acclaimed “I’m never doing that again.” And to be fair, she didn’t. She found trails instead. And that’s where things escalated quickly. She ran her first trail half in February 2017, her first marathon that May, and her first Ultra, Many on the Genny, in June of that year too. Smart? No. Worth it? Absolutely. Since then she’s accomplished some more of the toughest trail races around: Cayuga 50, Twisted Branch 100k, and Laurel Highlands 70. But MOTG has always held a piece of her heart. And rumor has it, she’s not done yet.
The OG of the team-Josh Glaub – While technically our youngest team member Josh has been around since he was high school. Josh Glaub has been volunteering at Many on the Genny since our inaugural race in 2017. He has assisted with course marking, set up, clean up, road crossings, and numerous other tasks. In addition he has volunteered at #TrailsRoc events, and numerous high school cross country races. As a runner himself he knows what needs to be done for an event to be successful. He is looking forward to returning to help with this years event.