March 9

Announcing the 2018 Coastal Redwoods Keynote Speaker: Dean Karnazes


We are excited to announce our keynote speaker for Coastal Redwoods Trailfest– Dean Karnazes! Dean is a world-renowned endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author. And he’s no stranger to pushing his body to the limits. Having competed in numerous unfathomable races such as 10 solo 200-mile races (where his competitors were 12-member relay teams), winning the Badwater Ultramarathon, running 50 marathons, in all 50 states in 50 consecutive days with the NYC marathon as the finale- finishing in 3 hours flat!

He cares deeply about our youth and inspires them to be active in the outdoors as he puts a lot of time and effort into funding programs, and helping raise millions of dollars for charity. Dean was awarded the prestigious Community Leadership Award by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.

Coastal Redwoods Trailfest 2018

As the keynote speaker at Trailfest, he’ll present about staying focused and going beyond perceived limitations to be the best you can be. Dean will share his own experiences which have taught him how to unlock an inner strength to achieve extraordinary results. His stories of endurance and perseverance are often comical, sometimes tear-jerking, and always thought-provoking and entertaining.

The evening will be a special treat that we’re so excited about. We invite all participants and any family and friends that are coming to Trailfest to join us in hearing Dean’s presentation. His keynote address will be on Saturday, April 14th at 7:00 pm at Trailfest HQ (Redwood Glen).

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