Nathan Allen

Nathan Allen

Title: Affiliate Managing Editor
Location: Ventura County, California


  • Topics of Expertise: Road running, trail running, cross country, track
  • Amount of Expertise: Over 20 years of competitive running, more than 10 years of trail running experience, 10 years as a professional journalist and editor

Education & Certifications

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts, Communications (News emphasis), Lindenwood University; Master of Arts in Journalism, University of Missouri
  • Other Relevant Positions: Gear Editor at Outside magazine and TripSavvy, Managing Editor of Outside’s print Buyer’s Guide, Outdoor Gear Editor and then Senior Commerce Editor at TripSavvy

A Word from Nathan Allen

  • Running has been a gift in my life, and my passion is inspiring an increasingly diverse community to get into running and trail running. Thoughtful, insightful, and helpful gear reviewing and coverage have been my professional way of realizing this passion. My personal interests include trail running, mountain biking and cycling (gravel and road), paddle boarding, fly fishing (and fly fishing from my paddle board!), reading, meditation, trying to find the best vegetarian burrito in Ventura County, and my 115-pound Bernese Mountain Dog.