A new trail for 5Peaks Adventures with Amy Golumbia and
Adam Campbell leading the way.
It is with honor and excitement that we announce the proud
new owners of 5Peaks Adventures: Amy Golumbia
and Adam Campbell.
Amy Golumbia, nutritionist and owner of JumpStart Nutrition
Clinics, mother of twin girls and competitive trail runner started
trail running in her home town of Canmore, Alberta in the Rocky
Mountains. Some of her first races were 5Peaks events at the
Canmore Nordic Centre and the Delta in Kananaskis Country.
She has competed internationally for the Canadian Mountain Running
Team twice and more recently has taken up the longer distances,
having won two 50k races and placed 2nd in the team
event at the TransRockies Run in 2010. "The transition from
teaching nutrition to sharing the trail running lifestyle I love so
much was natural." Golumbia said.
"I was so fortunate to grow up in a place where I could hit the
trails right out my back door. But not everyone has had the
opportunity to experience trail running. I want to share it
with as many people as possible because of the freedom and
challenge it offers. Trail running for me is about more than
just getting off the road. It's about thinking outside the
box, doing something different, being open to anything the trail
has to offer. My daughters and I spend a lot of time outdoors
and in the mountains. I want them to have that same intimate
relationship with nature as I do. They've always participated
in races I've done too but I'm thrilled to be able to raise them
within the trail running community because of all of the incredible
people it attracts."
Adam Campbell is a Vancouver based lawyer and trail runner.
He is considered one of Canada's most accomplished trail ultra
marathoners over the past three years, having finished on the
podium at major international races around the world. He was
recently named Canadian Trail Runner of the year. A former
International level triathlete, Adam's first trail race was a 5
Peaks race at Mt. Seymour in 2006 and following that event, he fell
in love with the sport and has since dedicated his time and energy
to exploring new trails around the world, but his favorite place to
run remains the North Shore mountains where his trail running
began. He's excited to introduce more people to the sport that he
loves and to provide a great trail experience to runners of all
ages and levels at 5 Peaks Adventure events.
"While I love the solitude of day to day running, racing is a
celebration of that hard work. It not only gives me a chance to
experience new trails, it has also provided me a wonderful
community of friends. I like to describe my racing as "suffering in
beautiful places", sharing that sensation with fellow competitors
leads to a strong bond and a special connection to the community
and to the places I run. Trail running allows us to escape the
routine of our daily lives and reconnects us with nature, this
applies to runners of all speeds and abilities. The races that 5
Peaks Adventures put on are in some of the most stunning settings
and attract a wonderful group of people. They are a wonderful
celebration and are one of the reasons that I love the sport as
much as I do. I look forward to meeting more people and running in
new places through the series" says Adam.
Two of our partners, Mathew Bruneau and Rebecca Bruce, will be
joining the Executive Team and bring many years of experience in
Accounting, Finance, Business Analytics and Strategic Planning.
Kathryn Stanton, the former owner of 5Peaks
Adventures, had this to say about the change in ownership of
the series she founded: "I could not be happier seeing 5Peaks
go to such a great home. Getting to know Amy and Adam over the
last several months, I know they are the right people to take this
company to the next level. They have a lot of energy and some great
ideas, and I can't wait to toe the starting line at their events
this year to do what I love most....trail run! I would like to
thank the staff, volunteers and participants for all their support
over the years. This is not the end, but the start of a new
beginning, and I wish Amy and Adam all the success in the
future of their trail and snowshoe running series."
Registration for 2013 in now open. www.5peaks.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
Amy and Adam