Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year?
A Desert RATS veteran with copious experience with epic adventures, Samantha Pruitt is using the California heat to ready herself for our desert adventure!
Marital Status: Married to Davey Boy Pruitt
Number of Children: 4
Occupation: Entrepreneur and Race Director
Years running: 18
Years running ultras: 7
Ultras I have done: Oh lord I really can’t recall them all but my big boys are Desert Rats 150, Rio Del Lago 100, Rocky Raccoon 100, Javelina 100, 100k Sean O Brien, 100k Canyons, North Face 50, Red Rock 50, American River 50, Dick Collins 50, Ironman, Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim Grand Canyon…..
Favorite race and why: Well obviously Desert Rats and that’s why I’m coming back! Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim Grand Canyon was also an EPIC BADASS adventure:)
Best results in races: A few age group wins but mostly mid pack happiness results
Tell us something about yourself, running related or other: I am a lover of Human Connection and badass adventure. As an ex-couch potato, I use my career and life as a tool to inspire others into endurance sports- where they too can discover their best selves.
What’s your favorite way to train for Desert RATS: 2 a days and back to back long runs in the heat of the day in California. DO NOT OVERTRAIN! Train smart and cross train. If this is your first time at Rats feel free to email me to chat more!
What are your goals for Desert RATS: CRUSH IT! Kidding, I want to use the miles and the desert to explore my inner self while connecting to the earth and teammates.