Alli Hartz

Alli Hartz

Title: Gear Reviewer/Buyer’s Guide Writer

Location: Bend, Oregon

Social Media Links:

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  • Topics of Expertise: trail running, ultrarunning, running gear
  • Amount of Expertise: 16 years trail running, 10 years ultrarunning, and 5 years of gear reviewing. Dozens of articles published with hundreds of hours spent testing and researching outdoor gear.

Education & Certifications

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts, International Studies and Spanish, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Juris Doctorate, Widener University
  • Years of Professional Experience Relevant to iRunFar: 10
  • Certifications: Inactive Member, Oregon Bar
  • Club or Association Memberships: American Mountain Guides Association, Professional Member; American Avalanche Association, Professional Member; American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, Professional Member; Oregon Outdoor Alliance, Board of Directors
  • Awards or Recognitions: Widener University Law Review
  • Other Relevant Positions, Current or Past: 10 years as a Copywriter and Content Manager in the outdoor industry; Contributing outdoor/travel writer to Travel Oregon, Bend Magazine, 1859 Magazine, and Switchback Travel; gear reviewer for Outdoor Prolink and Wild Snow

A Word from Alli Hartz

I am passionate about sharing knowledge, experiences, and stories that inspire people to get outside, go further, and run trails. My personal interests include trail running, ultrarunning, skiing and ski mountaineering, alpine climbing, reading, and hanging out with my two dogs.