The Team


Robert Rhodes: Founder

Exercise, and running in particular, are my passions. It is in these two things that I find peace, happiness and an overall sense of well-being. 

Somewhere in 2001, while living in Tiburon, CA, I discovered the wonders of the Marin Headlands and the endless trail systems that traverse the majestic California coast. There were far-off glances of Pt. Reyes, the Farallon Islands, Ocean Beach, the cold blue waters of the Pacific and the ever engaging San Francisco cityscape. In the distant background, the high peaks of Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Diablo and Mt. St. Helena, surged skyward. 

Just south of San Francisco, above the town of Woodside, I started exploring the Santa Cruz Mountains. It was here that my passion for trailrunning came alive. Lush, dark, damp and silent redwood forests, superior trails, and some dangerous wildlife took me to a place I imagined as being as close as I'd ever get to the days when man first stood upright and started running! 

Soon what started out as my daily meditation turned into a new endeavor. I created BayTrailrunners for the people of the world who share my love for the outdoors and the sport of trailrunning. 

If you are the type of person that revels in dirt, trees, rock, water, air and sweat, I welcome you.

On the road at Dirtbagger Film Syndicate
Director: Nor★Cal Trails In Motion Film Festival
American Trail Running Association, Trail Ambassador
On Strava



Chris Blagg: CO-RD

My first trail running race was the Kodiak 50k in 2013 where I placed in the top ten.  A year later I participated in my first 100 miler; the Kodiak 100 where I also placed in the top ten. I have completed numerous ultra races over the past five years. I have crewed at Western States twice for a top 20 and top 10 finisher. 

Being an avid lover of nature and the outdoors I decided to obtain my Wilderness First Responder certification from the National Outdoor Leadership School. This certificate and my passion for ultra running will allow me to better help fellow ultra runners finish challenging distances and witness their success of completion.

Founder & Crew Chief at Immortal Race Crew