SUE RUDOLPH

RACE DIRECTOR

Sue first laced up her shoes and began running in 1978. It wasn’t until 1982 that running a few miles per day had become habit, and that same year, she tried her hand at her first 5k and full marathon…after a long run of five miles.

Over the next few years, she ran numerous marathons in just over three hours. After a major foot injury took her out for some time, her road to recovery included trail running, which sparked a passion that would guide her running career from then on.  This ignited a streak of trail and ultra runs, ranging anywhere from 26.2 miles to 50 miles. One hundred of these 50-mile races later, finishing around 8:48, she had finished among the top three women in nearly all of them.

She has run nearly all major-city marathons in the U.S., however priority races were still out on the trails, and she completed her favorite race, the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim run four times. Then, in 1992, she finally got to run her “dream race”: the Western States 100. She finished in 29 hours.

She ran the Squaw Valley 50k for the fifth time, Baldy Peaks 50k 2.5 times, and another Grand Canyon run, finishing top five and grabbing personal bests in each of them. 1995 brought another foot injury, and racing would take a back seat until 2003, when she decided to go global. She conquered Trail marathons, 50k’s, and 50 milers in Spain, South Africa, Sydney, Jordan, New Zealand, and on Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. She is now the leading travel expert for running tours to many of these countries.

 She has since joined a cycling team and tried a few triathlons, and plans on completing a half IRONMAN and numerous endurance bike rides to supplement her running. In 2015, she is added “Race Director” to her name as she launched the Kenya Wildlife Marathon and Australian Wildlife Marathon, where all proceeds go to help wildlife. Sue is a force to be reckoned with out on the trails, but hopes to inspire and help others run their dream races all over the world.


WHITNEY POWELL

ASSISTANT RACE DIRECTOR/MARKETING DIRECTOR

Photo Credit: Aaron Okayama (http://aaron-okayama.squarespace.com/)

Photo Credit: Aaron Okayama (http://aaron-okayama.squarespace.com/)

Whitney is a fiercely passionate athlete, filmmaker, and model/host. She is the founder and executive Producer for her own company, Iron Will Productions, as well as a Supervising Producer at travel/adventure film production company The Best Information Ever.

She grew up competing in many sports ranging from swimming to elite equestrian showjumping to elite men’s rowing (as a coxswain). Now she competes as a sponsored marathon runner and full-distance IRONMAN triathlete. In addition to the numerous TV shows, films, music videos, and modeling shoots she has worked on and been in over the years, she is so thrilled that she gets to produce films and media for athletes, by athletes. Through her love of film, sports, and travel, she has filmed documentaries and TV shows domestically and internationally with Phil Keoghan (of “The Amazing Race"), the men's and women's Olympic rowing teams, The Race Across America, pro cyclists, elite trail runners, IRONMAN champions, athletic business owners, health and fitness gurus, and so many more. Helping organize a race with an incredibly experienced team with some running, travel, and wildlife thrown in is an adventurer's dream come true!


DANIELA TANZINI

TRAVEL AGENT / ITALY & SPAIN SPECIALIST / ITALIAN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR 

  Italy is a magnificent country, and there's so much more to it than the large cities of Florence, Venice and Rome. Daniela spent 30 years of her life living in Florence and the surrounding countryside, and as an Italian native, she loves to provide her clients with personalized recommendations and unique excursion opportunities. For many people, traveling to Italy is a dream come true. By working with her, you can avoid falling victim to some of the famous tourist traps, and you will get to enjoy an authentic Italian experience. Daniela is an Italy specialist who is enjoying a fresh start as a travel professional. She also work as an Italian teacher, and loves to help her students plan study abroad experiences in Italy where they can immerse themselves in the culture and language of the country. She enjoys offering tips and advice to her clients and students, and helping them decide on the best places to go while on their trip. While the big cities are amazing and should definitely be explored, Daniela also recommend stopping in small villages and towns along the way. This allows travelers to meet the friendly local people and enjoy the most delicious Italian food in the world. Given her expert local knowledge, she can tell her clients where to find the best real gelato and can also point out hidden treasures near some of the most popular tourist destinations. Daniela wants her clients to do more than just make a photo stop at the Colosseum in Rome and pretend to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. She wants them to experience the Italian culture, interact with the local people and enjoy pasta and wine the way it was meant to be enjoyed.   Call Daniela at +1 (949) 274 8305  or shoot her an email at Daniela.amazingtravels@gmail.com

 

Italy is a magnificent country, and there's so much more to it than the large cities of Florence, Venice and Rome. Daniela spent 30 years of her life living in Florence and the surrounding countryside, and as an Italian native, she loves to provide her clients with personalized recommendations and unique excursion opportunities. For many people, traveling to Italy is a dream come true.

By working with her, you can avoid falling victim to some of the famous tourist traps, and you will get to enjoy an authentic Italian experience. Daniela is an Italy specialist who is enjoying a fresh start as a travel professional. She also work as an Italian teacher, and loves to help her students plan study abroad experiences in Italy where they can immerse themselves in the culture and language of the country. She enjoys offering tips and advice to her clients and students, and helping them decide on the best places to go while on their trip.

While the big cities are amazing and should definitely be explored, Daniela also recommend stopping in small villages and towns along the way. This allows travelers to meet the friendly local people and enjoy the most delicious Italian food in the world. Given her expert local knowledge, she can tell her clients where to find the best real gelato and can also point out hidden treasures near some of the most popular tourist destinations.

Daniela wants her clients to do more than just make a photo stop at the Colosseum in Rome and pretend to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. She wants them to experience the Italian culture, interact with the local people and enjoy pasta and wine the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

 

Call Daniela at +1 (949) 274 8305  or shoot her an email at Daniela.amazingtravels@gmail.com