Red Earth Runners

Red Earth Runners are ambassadors. They represent Indigenous people and communities from across the US and globe. Red Earth Runners are stand out people doing amazing things with running. They have unique knowledge of the history, culture, and modern experience of running in their Indigenous communities.

Red Earth Runners are running resources for their own communities, Indian country, and the world. Their running stories and experiences are regularly featured on our company website and social media platforms. The featured running stories are meant to elevate the voice and visibility of the global Indigenous running community by providing exposure to content, perspectives, and territories not always seen. 

Red Earth Runners receive exclusive discounts on company merchandise and sponsorship for up to two running events per year. 

Ambassadors

Harold Bennally (Diné)

Harold is an ultra runner from Page, AZ. He comes from a traditional Diné family and grew up running as a part of his culture. Harold's grandparents and parents told him that running would teach him a lot about life and help him endure different things throughout life. Harold was an Honorable Mention High School All American for Arizona, Division 1 Junior College Cross Country All American, and All Team American for the 4x800 indoor relays in college. He also won the Shiprock Marathon in 2015 in honor of his late father and is a two-time Boston Marathon finisher. Harold is the race director of Moccasin Running’s Rainbow Bridge Trail Ultra, which offers distances of a half marathon, 35k, and 55k— run entirely on Navajo Nation lands.


Verna Volker (Diné)

Verna is an ultra runner. She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and four children. Verna started running in 2007, after reaching her heaviest weight following the birth of her second child. Motivated to regain her health she lost over 50 lbs. and discovered a passion for running. She’s completed a half marathon, five marathons, and two ultra races. Verna is the founder of @native_women_running, an Instagram community created to connect, inspire, and support Native women runners.