Alli Hartz

Alli Hartz
  • Title: Gear Reviewer/Buyer’s Guide Writer
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Location: Bend, Oregon
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  • Topics of Expertise: trail running, ultrarunning, running gear
  • Years in These Expertise: trail running – 16, ultrarunning – 10, gear reviewing – 5
  • A Numeric Reference or Two Regarding Relevant Experience: Dozens of articles and stories published, 100s of hours 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 (This could be where your profession matches your work on iRunFar or, if not, how long you’ve written on the topic you write about on 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


I am passionate about sharing knowledge, experiences, and stories that inspire people to get outside, go further, and run trails

Personal Interests: trail running, ultrarunning, skiing and ski mountaineering, alpine climbing, reading, hanging out with my two dogs