Bill Watts is an avid outdoor enthusiast and experienced, but self-proclaimed "average" runner.
Born in a small town in northwest Nebraska, he was involved in high school sports. He played football, baseball, and was on the wrestling and track teams but admits he absolutely hated running at that time. 25 years later, he entered his first 10k race and has since entered over 300 races, from 5k street races all the way up to 50 mile trail races. He's raced in over 100 marathons and ultra-marathons in the past 19 years and estimates that he's logged about 80,000 miles in that time.
Watts won the highly coveted RRCA Grand Masters Marathon championship in both Colorado and Wyoming in 2017, and the RRCA Senior Grand Masters 50k championship in Colorado during his 2019 running campaign. He also has several sub-three-hour marathons on his resume, all after the age of 51.
More recently, he ran the entire 500 mile Colorado Trail, with 92,000' of vertical climbing in just 13 days - unsupported, carrying all supplies in his backpack.
Bill is currently studying for his NASM-CPT personal training certification.
Watts works in the Information Technology business as a Systems Engineer and resides in Colorado.
Endurance Sports and Fitness Magazine - Alix J. Shutello, magazine writer and publisher
UltraMiriam - Miriam Diaz-Gilbert, author, ultra-runner
Rapid City Journal - Con Marshall, Nebraska Hall of Fame Sports Writer
Scottsbluff Star Herald - Jerry Purvis, sportswriter
Race Ambassador - 2020
Brand Ambassador - 2019-Present
Race Ambassador - 2018-Present