[Editor’s Note: March is Women’s History Month! For the last seven days of March, we’re highlighting seven stories of women moving the needle forward in trail running and ultrarunning. Each article offers you a way to take action and elevate the women who make up our community. Let’s celebrate!]
I can remember it like it was yesterday: watching Emelie Forsberg win the 2012 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships in San Francisco, California. The wind blew, it rained cats and dogs, everyone was covered in mud, and the finish line became a pond. Emelie ran to the win with a flower in her hair and a huge smile as if it was a warm afternoon in a park. Here’s Emelie’s report from that day.
Today, more than nine years later, Emelie is an entirely different woman. Of course she is, we forever evolve. She went on from that rainy San Francisco day to win or podium at an incredible array of races worldwide, growing a fan base of hundreds of thousands of us around the world, and building a career out of sport. In this decade, she’s also become a mother, a business owner of Moonvalley, an author of Moonvalley Diaries, and so much more. Check out this 2019 profile of Emelie here on iRunFar for a little look at Emelie’s big world. And her most recent social media post shows her eagerly anticipating the birth of her second child.
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As an athlete, entrepreneur, and mother, Emelie is a huge force of trail running and ultrarunning. Here’s your chance to help support a woman who shows us that who we are and what we do with our non-running time only add richness to our stories.
Here are several ways in which you can support Emelie:
- Head over to the Moonvalley store and shop for trail food and other gear.
- Ask your local bookstore about purchasing a copy of Moonvalley Diaries or use an online vendor.
- If you live in Spain, purchase this mug designed by Emelie.
- If you don’t follow her on social media, what are you waiting for?! Here she is on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and here’s her personal website which includes an occasionally updated blog.
We can’t wait to see where her life goes next!