Charles is not only an active participant in Colorado’s business community, but also the great outdoors. His passion is running, having completed 204 marathons/ultra marathons, 80 of which have been located in Colorado. Over his running career, he has participated in more than 1,400 races.
Charles loves trail running, because there’s an element of unknown. No two trail races are alike, and you must be able to adapt to the terrain of each race. Charles has learned many lessons while running trails that he has been able to apply to his career. Notably, he completed Rim-to-Rim of the Grand Canyon, which consists of 50 miles of sustaining yourself with what little you can carry on your back. There is an extreme amount of planning and strategizing in running this distance, because many things can and will go wrong.
Through running, Charles has learned to persevere, even when times are difficult and the body wants to stop. He strongly believes that running is a perfect emulation of life, because of the many mental and physical challenges that arise while running. Charles runs for the competition, the stress relief, and to experience the beauty that Colorado has to offer. Many weekends, you will find Charles running.