The Community Team is made up by Siggy who created Outrun the dark and other long standing Outrun the dark members who are volunteering their free time to make the Outrunner community a great place to be.
Siggy is the founder of Outrun the dark and the head of the Outrunner Community Team. He lives in Oslo, Norway. Starting Outrun the dark in 2018, he wanted to create the community he wish he had when he was running to help battle his depression a decade earlier. Before starting ORTD, he worked in the corporate world with sales and marketing. Being a Norwegian native, you will find him running trails in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. Having surgery on both his knees from soccer injuries, he is always on the lookout for thicker soled running shoes. Fun fact: Rumour has it he loves listening to Taylor Swift on his long-runs.
From a Manchester, England, David is the Community Team's dry-humored Brit. He now resides in Toronto, Canada. He writes articles for Outrun the dark and has been an admin in the community since its inception. He's been a runner since 2017 and his favorite distance is the 10k. In 2020, David also joined Brooks Canada as part of their #RunHappy Team and also supports mental health initiatives as part of his running journey. He also writes about running tips and his experiences on medium.com and is working towards being a running coach. If you have any questions related to running, David is your guy. Fun fact: He once worked as a singing waiter in Copenhagen, except he wasn't paid to sing.
Melissa lives in the burbs of Chicago and has been an Outrunner since July 2019. She is a mom of two teenage girls and the most adorable Pomsky (husky, pomeranian mix) puppy. In her day job she works as a Solution Architect and travels around the country installing computer systems for Public Safety agencies. In her spare time she coaches a team of 27 7th grade cheerleaders. She connects strongly with the phoenix rising from the ashes, so much so she named her dog Phoenix. An avid runner, Melissa can be found collecting miles around her local area, and preparing Phoenix for longer runs! Fun fact: Living every kids dream growing up, her parents owned an ice cream store.
Robert is a teacher, veteran, and Ultrarunner. He lives in Jonestown Pennsylvania with his wife Meghan and their two young kids. Robert started running in 2010 when the idea was proposed to him by a friend to run a 10k race. He took a short hiatus and started running again in 2018 after his dad passed away. He uses running as a form of therapy to help with his PTSD and hopes to use running to reach out to a lot more people and help them find their light in the darkness. If he is not running at hours that requires a headlamp, he can be found in the group wearing a bow-tie, reminding us all not to take ourselves too seriously. Fun fact: He shaves his legs thinking it will make him faster on race day.
Tara, hailing from Pennsylvania, got into running 3 years ago after needing something to do after being a die-hard cigarette smoker for 25 years. She knew she wanted to be more healthy, and one night... she just started running. That sparked a passion that would carry her up to now, where she has completed numerous 5ks, a 10k, and a sprint triathlon. Her day job is being a therapist at a state institution for individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, and she has worked in the mental health field for the past 20 years. She loves her work and is equally as passionate about recovery, peer support, LGBTQ issues in mental health, and overall wellness. Fun fact: Her first job out of college was as a singing waitress at a restaurant on Broadway. She dressed up as Kiss for Halloween in 1979.