Mayra L Garcia

Mayra L Garcia

I got into running during my junior year in high school to stay in shape for softball season. First I joined the Cross Country Team and then the Track Team because I was in love with the sport. In college I continued to run Cross Country, after I graduated I kept running just for fun. I started running marathons and then trail runs. I love and enjoy all distances between 26.2 and a 50k.


Real Job:  Housing Stabilization Case Manager


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Favorite Beer: None

Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate & Sun butter spread

Other Hobbies: Hiking

Pets: Until a few months ago Jerry and I had a Yellow Lab named Lana but she passed away in December, she was 14 years old.

Best thing about VFuel: I have a very sensitive stomach so I like that VFuel gels are soft and not too thick. I am able to consume the gel without any stomach problems.

Best recovery meal:: Depending on the time of day but it can be overnight oats, spaghetti, my protein shake, avocado toast.

Favorite trail running memory:  Running the Grand Canyon it’s just beautiful you can’t get enough of it.


Schedule: I run every morning get up at 5am and out the door by 5:30am so I can have enough time to run my miles.

Any advice you want to share with a new athlete?: Don’t be scared to try new things, you learn from everything you do the good & the bad.

Running Accomplishments

Chicago Marathon 3:20

Angeles National Forest 50k:

2019: Overall:22 GP:2

2018:Overall:9 GP: 2

UltraMarathon Baja Trail 50k:

2019: Overall: 11 GP: 2

Whoos in El Moro: Overall: 13 GP:1