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Egress Endurance is an event management company that strives to get people outdoors and create amazing trail, ultra, and endurance experiences that push the limits of the mind and body.

One of our primary missions is to help create positive outlets for people! Running has changed many of our Egress Endurance team's lives, and we want to be able to share that with others.

We pride ourselves in giving back through partnerships with non-profits that share our vision of creating positive outlets for people who are facing adversities. 

Starting in 2020, 10% of all event profits go to our charity partner designated for that event.

20% of ALL Egress Endurance profits will go directly to non-profit organizations that are helping others fight addiction. ​


 We look forward to seeing you out there!

Our Team

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Jason Parks

President & Founder

Jason founded Egress Endurance to help others find "an escape out of adversity through running" and expand the sport of ultra-running. Jason found running and fitness. as an instrumental outlet that aided in positively transforming his life. Egress Endurance is his way of sharing this transformation with others.  

Jason is a husband and father of two amazing kids.

He works full-time at the Gateway Mission in their Addiction and Discipleship Program.  


Ryan Olson

Senior Vice President 

Ryan is Egress Endurance's Senior Vice President and the Egress Running Team's Coach. He is an extremely accomplished ultra runner with multiple top 3 finishes in the last 4 years at the 50 and 100 mile distance.

Ryan is a husband and father of two boys.


Kristopher Reinhardt 

 Vice President

Kris Reinhardt has been running for more than 10 years and moved from road to trail in 2019. He enjoys running as a therapeutic outlet that positively impacts his life. Kris resides in Holland Township with his wife and 2 children.


When not working toward his running goals or spending time with his family, Kris helps others to achieve their personal goals as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments.


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Brian Rider

 Vice President

Brian is an associate professor of kinesiology at Hope College. He has a PhD in exercise physiology and is a certified strength and conditioning coach. He's been running for over 16 years and has completed distances ranging from 5k to 100 miles. He and his wife Dana live in Zeeland  with their two dogs, Sully and Molly.


Cara Olson

Race Photographer & Marketing Manager

Cara owns and operates Cara Olson Photography while staying home with her two boys. She also plays the role as "support team" for her ultra running husband. She has experience in web design and social media management, but her true passion is photography.

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