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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 as an instrumental tool 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 is an avid distance/ultra-runner, and largely invested in the recovery community. Jason is a finalist for the 2020 Michigan Governess fitness award. 


Ryan Olson

Senior Vice President &

Running Team Coach

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

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.


Jena Olson

Running Leader & Core Team Member

Jena is an administrator at Fountain View Assisted Living of Coopersville, a mom of three, and accomplished ultra runner. Her positive energy and willingness to help is a huge asset to Egress Endurance.




Running Leader & Core Team Member

Audrey is an occupational therapy student at Grand Valley State University. Within the past six years, she has volunteered for many nonprofit organizations throughout the Grand Rapids area including Mary Free Bed Adaptive Sports and the American Cancer Society. She has also served on the medical team for the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon as well as Special Olympics of West Michigan. Audrey has been a runner for 12 years - she enjoys competing in both trail and road races. She believes that running is a positive way to relieve stress and build friendships. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and dogs. 


Our team is committed to creating the best endurance events possible!

Please let us know if there is anything we can do better!