Hi, my name is Meghan M. Hicks and I’m iRunFar.com’s Senior Editor. Since the beginning of 2013, I have managed the website’s editorial wing.
While I was a runner through high school, college, and beyond, I discovered trail running in 2004. I competed in my first trail race in 2005 and my first ultramarathon in 2006. I additionally came to trail running with years of experience in traveling, hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering, so the adventure aspect of trail running speaks to me more than any other of its parts.
I am a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine and a columnist to Marathon & Beyond. It is my passion to tell the stories of our sport—who we are, why we run, and the ways running changes our lives and world.
ESPN The Magazine, Competitor Magazine, Runner’s World, Trail Runner, UltraRunning, a number of local newspapers, and many other outlets have called on my experience with the sport for their stories.
Here you can access all that I’ve written on iRunFar.com. I am most proud of my profile of ultrarunning pioneer Ann Trason, my article about Jez Bragg’s adventure on the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand, and my personal narrative about running and winning the 2013 Marathon des Sables.
For three years prior to working full time for iRunFar.com, I worked on it part-time and part-time as a freelance writer and editor. And before that, I worked for a decade in interpretive education and communications at three national parks: Big Bend, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. My undergraduate degree is in Geology and my master’s is in Resource Interpretation, a form of education.
Thank you for your interest in me!