This month, we feature DPMR Greg Haupert of Galena, who regularly makes it up to Truckee to join us for the Monday night Trail Teasers. We hope you enjoy getting to know him!
Where are you from and where do you live now?
I am from Minnesota and have been living in Galena for the last 11 years.
When did you begin running and/or long-distance running, if that applies? Why?
While I have been in athletics my entire life, I really started running on the beach 20 years ago while living in Charleston, SC
I do race, but only after being a training partner for my wife, in support of her goal of completing a triathlon. I found spectating to be way too stressful. I am very motivated by competition, and trying to improve upon PR’s every race.
Do you have any dream races (either hoping to qualify for or get selected for)?
Any race that I can do with my wife and brother Billy is perfect.
Do you have a favorite on-trail food or nutrition strategy? Favorite post-run meal or beverage?
I am big into caffeine gels and FRS on long runs. Very small sips of water spiked with Nuun tabs can keep me going for miles. Post run, I like PB&J’s.
What was your favorite running experience this past year?
Just last week I was running up Donner Canyon and came across a bear…No more caffeine needed for that outing.
What was your most challenging/ character-building experience this past year?
As a small business owner, I am stretched everyday. And that is a great thing. I really get excited by supporting others in their marches towards success, and sharing in the celebrations of milestones.
What are your upcoming racing/adventure plans?
Last year I ran in the Dublin 1/2 marathon while vacationing in Ireland. No adventures set for this year.
What led you to join the DPMR?
I joined for the Monday night trail teasers! And I wanted to support the conservation efforts of DPMR.
What has been your favorite DPMR experience so far?
Favorite local trail?
The Drunken Deer Loop
What other outdoor or indoor interests do you have?
I enjoy anything on two wheels – bicycles to motorcycles.
Any interesting facts about yourself you would like to share?