Josh Arthur

Josh Arthur

Running... I love the mountains, the thin air, the feeling you get after countless hours on the trail, standing on peaks and even “the bonk”.

I graduated from college in 2010 with a degree in exercise science. After 10+ years of competitive running in the northeast and an unrelenting desire to breathe thin mountain air, I packed a bag, hopped on a plane, and ended up in the high mountains of Colorado where I dove head first into trail & ultra running. Since then I've collected a few buckles, most notably a 2nd place at the 2012 Cascade Crest 100 (my 100 mile debut) and a fourth place at the 2013 Run Rabbit Run 100 against some stiff competition. I also got my first “w” at the 2013 Quad Rock 50, and have won, podiumed, and even set records at other smaller ultras and trail marathons. 

It's the mountain lifestyle and the ultra running community though that has kept me here. I get to run scenic trails all summer, eat fresh, locally grown food, cruise single track on my mountain bike, or fly down the winding roads on some skinny wheels. In the winter I get to ski the mountains, glide over valley trails, or just sit and watch the snow pile up outside my window. I'm just a big kid with a mountainous back yard to explore each and every day. So get out there, join me, and always remember... "don't forget to play". 

Hometown: Lowville, NY (Currently lives in Boulder CO)

Real Job:  Athlete, Coach, VFuel Rep


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Favorite Beer: Porters & Stouts.

Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate pop tarts

Other Hobbies: Random adventures, camping, trying to play my guitar, and cooking. 

Best thing about VFuel: I've eaten thousands and I still like them. They have never make me sick, the flavor is awesome, and I always look forward to eating them. I can't say that about any other gel.

Best recovery meal: A large glass of chocolate almond milk and peanut butter toast.

Favorite trail running memory: Somewhere around mile 85 of my first 100 (2012 Cascade Crest 100). It was probably 3 AM, I had been running for 17+ hrs and my pacer Andy & I were hooting and hollering in the woods and jumping over logs and closing in on second place. I remember thinking at that particular moment "this is fun".

Results/Schedule: UltraSignUp(2)


Running Accomplishments

2015 US Skyrunning Ultra Champion
2015 Transvulcania 77K, 17th place
2015 Flagstaff Skyrace 55K, 3rd place
2015 Quest for the Crest 50K, 3rd place
2015 El Vaquero Loco 50K, 1st place
2015 Audi Power of Four 50K, 2nd place
2014 Sean O'Brian 50, 7th place
2014 Run Through Time 26.2, 1st place
2014 Transvulcania 83k (Canary Islands, Spain), 33rd place
2014 Run Rabbit Run 100, 2nd place
2014 The North Face 50, 22nd place
2013 Colorado State Snowshoe Championships, 2nd place
2013 Run Through Time Trail Marathon, 1st place
2013 Desert RATS Trail Marathon, 1st place
2013 Quad Rock 50, 1st place 
2013 San Juan Solstice 50, 3rd place
2013 Run Rabbit Run 100, 4th place
2013 JFK 50, 26th place
2012 Collegiate Peaks 25, 1st place (Course Record)
2012 San Juan Solstice 50, 9th place 
2012 Gothic to CB 1/3 Marathon, 1st place
2012 Cascade Crest 100, 2nd place