Monday, February 4, 2013

At The Start Line

A new trail for 5Peaks Adventures with Amy Golumbia and Adam Campbell leading the way.
It is with honor and excitement that we announce the proud new owners of 5Peaks Adventures: Amy Golumbia and Adam Campbell. 
Amy Golumbia, nutritionist and owner of JumpStart Nutrition Clinics, mother of twin girls and competitive trail runner started trail running in her home town of Canmore, Alberta in the Rocky Mountains. Some of her first races were 5Peaks events at the Canmore Nordic Centre and the Delta in Kananaskis Country.  She has competed internationally for the Canadian Mountain Running Team twice and more recently has taken up the longer distances, having won two 50k races and placed 2nd in the team event at the TransRockies Run in 2010.  “The transition from teaching nutrition to sharing the trail running lifestyle I love so much was natural.” Golumbia said.
“I was so fortunate to grow up in a place where I could hit the trails right out my back door.  But not everyone has had the opportunity to experience trail running.  I want to share it with as many people as possible because of the freedom and challenge it offers.  Trail running for me is about more than just getting off the road.  It’s about thinking outside the box, doing something different, being open to anything the trail has to offer.  My daughters and I spend a lot of time outdoors and in the mountains.  I want them to have that same intimate relationship with nature as I do.  They’ve always participated in races I’ve done too but I’m thrilled to be able to raise them within the trail running community because of all of the incredible people it attracts.”
Adam Campbell is a Vancouver based lawyer and trail runner. He is considered one of Canada's most accomplished trail ultra marathoners over the past three years, having finished on the podium at major international races around the world.  He was recently named Canadian Trail Runner of the year.  A former International level triathlete, Adam's first trail race was a 5 Peaks race at Mt. Seymour in 2006 and following that event, he fell in love with the sport and has since dedicated his time and energy to exploring new trails around the world, but his favorite place to run remains the North Shore mountains where his trail running began. He's excited to introduce more people to the sport that he loves and to provide a great trail experience to runners of all ages and levels at 5 Peaks Adventure events. 
"While I love the solitude of day to day running, racing is a celebration of that hard work. It not only gives me a chance to experience new trails, it has also provided me a wonderful community of friends. I like to describe my racing as "suffering in beautiful places", sharing that sensation with fellow competitors leads to a strong bond and a special connection to the community and to the places I run. Trail running allows us to escape the routine of our daily lives and reconnects us with nature, this applies to runners of all speeds and abilities. The races that 5 Peaks Adventures put on are in some of the most stunning settings and attract a wonderful group of people. They are a wonderful celebration and are one of the reasons that I love the sport as much as I do. I look forward to meeting more people and running in new places through the series" says Adam.
Two of our partners, Mathew Bruneau and Rebecca Bruce, will be joining the Executive Team and bring many years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Business Analytics and Strategic Planning. 
Kathryn Stanton, the former owner of 5Peaks Adventures, had this to say about the change in ownership of the series she founded: “I could not be happier seeing 5Peaks go to such a great home. Getting to know Amy and Adam over the last several months, I know they are the right people to take this company to the next level. They have a lot of energy and some great ideas, and I can’t wait to toe the starting line at their events this year to do what I love most....trail run! I would like to thank the staff, volunteers and participants for all their support over the years. This is not the end, but the start of a new beginning, and I wish Amy and Adam all the success in the future of their trail and snowshoe running series."
Registration for 2013 in now open.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Happy Trails,

Amy and Adam