About the Author

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 18 years and estimates that he's logged about 70,000 miles in that time.

Watts won the highly coveted 2017 RRCA Grand Masters Marathon championship in both Colorado and Wyoming, and the 2019 RRCA Senior Grand Masters 50k championship in Colorado.

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.

WattsRunning was created to provide self-motivation and enduring health for people of all ages through correct fitness, exercise and diet.

Featured in:

Endurance Sports and Fitness Magazine - Alix J. Shutello. Read the article here.

UltraMiriam - Miriam Diaz-Gilbert, author, ultra-runner.  Read the article here.


Rapid City Journal - Con Marshall, Nebraska Hall of Fame Sports Writer.  Read the article here.


Scottsbluff Star Herald - Jerry Purvis, sportswriter. Read the article here.


Rocky Mountain News Top 10 Best Seller. Read the article here.


Brand Ambassador - 2019-Present


Race Ambassador - 2018-Present