Meghan Hicks

By on October 9, 2015

Hi, my name is Meghan Hicks and I’m’s Managing Editor. Since the beginning of 2013, I have worked full time in managing the website’s editorial wing. Before that and starting in 2009, I have been a part of iRunFar first as a volunteer, then as a contributor, and beginning in 2011, a part-time editor.

Meghan Hicks Fastpacking The Maze 2014

Fastpacking in Canyonlands National Park’s Maze District in Utah, November 2014. Photo: iRunFar/Bryon Powell

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.

Where the Road Ends high-res coverIn addition to my work with, I am the co-author with Bryon Powell of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, which was published as a trail running how-to in 2016.

I was previously the trail running columnist for the iconic Marathon & Beyond before it shuttered its publishing doors and a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine.

The New York Times, NPR’s Morning Edition, ESPN The Magazine, Competitor Magazine, Runner’s World, Trail Runner, UltraRunning, a number of regional newspapers, and many other outlets have called on my experience with the sport for their stories.

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.

Here you can access all that I’ve written on If you’d like examples of what and how I write, please see these samples from the last several years:

Meghan Hicks with Boy at home in Moab Utah

At home in Moab, Utah, January 2017. Photo: iRunFar/Bryon Powell

I don’t keep count, but I have finished more than 60 trail races and ultramarathons. I have been a frequent podium finisher during my 16 years and counting with the sport. In 2013, I won the Marathon des Sables, a stage race in Morocco. In 2016, I completed the Nolan’s 14 route in Colorado and set the then women’s supported fastest known time on it. In 2017, I finished the Bob Graham Round in England, becoming one of just a couple Americans to yet undertake this iconic fell-running adventure. In 2020 I completed the Nolan’s 14 route for a second time and again set the then women’s supported fastest known time on it.

For three years prior to working full time for iRunFar, I worked 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!

Last updated February 15, 2021

Meghan Hicks Nolans 14 2016

Climbing peak #13 on the Nolan’s 14 line in Colorado, September 2016. Photo: iRunFar/Bryon Powell

Meghan Hicks and Anna Frost - Uinta Mountains 2014 Fastpacking

Fastpacking with Anna Frost in the Uinta Mountains of Utah, August 2014. Photo: iRunFar/Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.