Tia Bodington grew up in Marin County, California, taking her first steps on the trails of Mt. Tamalpais. She earned a language degree at UC Berkeley and worked as a translator, then became head of the print production department at a pharmaceuticals ad agency in San Francisco, followed by raising two daughters and volunteering in the community.
She ran her first ultra – the Miwok 100K! – in May, 2000, Western States in 2001, and the Badwater 135 in 2002. Tia earned a Teaching English as a Second Language credential (Cambridge University) in 2003; and became Race Director of the Miwok 100K in 2004.
In 2007, Tia took over as Managing Editor of UltraRunning magazine, completing a seven-year stint there before leaving to finish a Masters degree in Business (MBA). She has served on the Western States 100 Board of Trustees since 2012.
Tia won the Heartland 100 in 2004, placed 8th at the Leadville Trail 100 in 2005, 11th at the Marathon des Sables in 2010, raced Ironman Canada in 2012, and ran the grueling TransAlpine Run, an 8-day stage race through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, in 2013. She completed her advanced scuba certification in 2015, and was the oldest female finisher at the UTMB’s CCC100K in 2016.
You can contact Tia at: Miwok100K@gmail.com