Cat Bradley is an elite trail runner who aims to share her passion and knowledge with the world. She first made a name for herself when she won the Western States 100—a 100-mile endurance trail race, and arguably the most competitive endurance trail race.
Cat was born and raised in Hawaii and soon found a home and family in running from an early age. Bradley grew up around ultra-trail running and competed in her first 50k at just 21-years old. At school (UC Santa Barbara) she was an 800m specialist, until she decided that she needed more of a challenge—more of an adventure—and left to hike the Appalachian Trail. Soon her passion and drive for ultra-distance running was cemented.
Today, she continues to push forward and challenge not only herself but those around her in races all around the world. Bradley was Top Ten and First American at UTMB in 2018 and was even an Olympic Trials qualifier.
A former kindergarten teacher, Bradley continues to educate and inspire athletes of various sports and ages. She is an endurance running coach for an endurance coaching organization, Boundless. As well, she hosts the BeRad podcast, where she interviews world-class outdoor sport athletes and goes beyond the surface to have meaningful conversations.
“I’m here to race big, take risks, and see how far my feet can take me,” said Bradley. “It may just be running but running can mean so much when backed by the community.”
We love that this CamelBak® athlete has paved her own path in this sport and in her life, and that she chooses to share her passion with so many. We’re beyond proud to support Cat’s goals, as well as her desire to inspire the next generation of trail runners.