Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 Fleet Feet Racing: Erik DeBolt

Name: Erik DeBolt
Date of Birth: November 27, 1982
City: Madison, Alabama

Brief Biography

I started running seriously in 2007 after running in the Liz Hurley 5k. I love running because of its simplicity and the challenges it provides. It is accessible to anyone, promotes good health, and it doesn't cost much to do. Also, with time and motivation anyone can become more competitive.

Short Term Goals

Do more speed work and set a 1 mile PR under 5 minutes.

Long Term Goals

Keep running enjoyable and balance it with the rest of my life.

Personal Records
  • 5km at Liz Hurley 5k on October 2011 Time 16:57 - Huntsville, AL
  • 10km at Elkmont Lions 10k on September 2011 Time 35:53 - Elkmont, AL
  • 10 Mile at Army Ten Miler on October 2011 Time 58:37 - Washington, DC
  • Half Marathon at Huntsville Half Marathon on November 2011 Time 1:18:08  - Huntsville, AL
  • Marathon at Rocket City Marathon on December 2011 Time 2:49:33  - Huntsville, AL
  • 50km at Dizzy Fifties 50k on November 2011 Time 4:01:20  - Monte Sano State Park, AL

Goal Races
  • Cotton Row , 10k, 05-28-12
  • One Mile RiverBottom Burnout!, 1 mile, 10-06-12
  • Army Ten Miler, 10 miles, 10-21-12
  • Spooktacular, 5k, 10-2012

A fun fact others might not know

I can juggle, but have yet to try joggling (

How have you been an ambassador to the sport of running?

I truly care about the activities I'm involved with and I carry this attitude into my running life. I enjoy sharing the benefits of running with others and encouraging people to work harder to perform better. I volunteer in local running events and try to support the Huntsville running community whenever possible.