Jennifer VanGorder


   Team role: Chief Motivator

  Profession: Online Marketer, CEO of VG family
  Currently resides: San Francisco, CA
  Hometown: Issaquah, WA
  Year joined DART: 2005

Jen came from a background of competitive running and parlayed her love for competing in endurance events into being a competitive member of DART-nuun. She loves pushing her limits and exploring what the world has to offer and enjoys sharing these things with her team mates, friends and husband. Look for Jen running on a trail near you... 

Favorite Gear

Favorite Drink: Grape nuun
Favorite shoes: Vasque Blur SL with Sole’s Insoles
Favorite bike: Turner Czar
Favorite bike componentHayes Stroker trail hydraulic brakes
Favorite wheels & tires: FSA XC-300 SL and Schwalbe Nobby Nic
Favorite bike suspension: Manitou R7 MRD Absolute 100
Favorite sunglasses: Rudy Project Ability
Favorite cycling garment: Ibex El Fito 3/4 knickers
Favorite foul weather shell: Arc’Teryx Alpha LT Proshell
Favorite socks: Teko EcoMerino Wool MiniCrew
Favorite backpack: Gregory Rufus
Favorite bikelight: Light and Motion Stella 300
Favorite sunscreen: KINeSYS Performance Moisturizer SPF 30
Favorite Kayaking gear: Epic Mid Wing full carbon stiff shaft paddle
Favorite training and racing aid: Suunto T6c wristcomputer

Behind The Scene

Favorite race: Baja Travesia 2005- we navigated by aliens telling us where to go!
Best race moment: RVG, Glenn and I in the Baja Travesia  07' race pulling ourselves to safety after our boat sank in the pacific ocean
Worst race moment: RVG's (my husband) heat stroke at Primal Quest 06 and being airlifted off the race to be with him
Favorite food: Snap peas, veggies, swedish fish
Why I race:  I love the adventure and the unknown
Race advice: be positive and try to have a little fun
Vice in life: coffee
Greatest challenge: Sitting still.
What do I do with my free time?: spending time with my family
My team mates think that:

Race Results

  • 2nd: Dawn to Dusk 12hr - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Round the Clock 24 hr Mnt. Bike Race - Spokane, WA
  • 3rd: Cowboy Tough Expedition Race- Casper, Wy
  • 4th Women overall: Cascade Creampuff 100 mnt. bike race - Oregon
  • 1st: GoldRush 30hr race- CA
  • DNF: AXS Moab 24hr race- Utah
  • 1st Ultra Division, 5th Overall: Ragnar Trail Relay Race 136miles - Tahoe, CA
  • 8th: High Cascades 100 Mnt Bike race - Bend, OR
  • 9th: SoNoMas 34 Mnt Bike race - Sonoma, CA
  • 3rd: BarBRAWL

  • DNF: AR World Champs - France
  • Silver Rush 50mile Mnt. Bike - Leadville, CO
  • 1st place: 3p/coed Hammerstein 24hr Mnt.Bike - Monterey, CA
  • Cascade Cream Puff 100 mile Mnt. Bike - Oakridge, OR
  • 5th: SnoMas 34 mile Mnt Bike - Sonoma, CA
  • 9th (30-39age): Sea Ottler Classic Mnt Bike x-Country - Monterey, CA
  • 3rd place: Dusk to Dawn 12hr - San Luis Obisbo, CA

  • 3rd place: NORCAL 24 hr - Whiskeytown, CA
  • 1st place: Norcal Quicksilver Sprint
  • 3rd place: Norcal Wilder Ranch Sprint
  • 1st place: 2 CoEd - Big Blue 36 Hour - Lake Tahoe, CA

  • 4th place: Desert Winds 24 Hr - Lake Mead, AZ

  • DNF: Baja Travesia expedition race - Baja, Mexico

  • 4th place: Mighty Mo Expedition adventure race - Eastern Ozarks, Missouri
  • 2nd place: Cal Eco 24 hour race - Auburn, California
  • 3rd place: Wicked Sunsweet 24hr race - Oakridge, OR
  • 1st place: Explore the West 24-Hour Adventure Race - Baja, Mexico
  • 2nd place: TRIOBA Sprint Adventure Race - Snoqualmie, WA
  • 1st place: TRIOBA Sprint Adventure Race 2person - Ellensburg, WA
  • Primal Quest Expedition Adventure Race- Moab, Utah (TNF - team member injury)

  • 4th place: Baja Travesia Expedition Adventure Race - Baja, Mexico
  • 2005 Explore California 24-Hour Race Series Champion
  • 1st place: Explore California 24 Hour Adventure Race - Gold Country
  • 3rd place: Explore California 24 Hour Adventure Race - Baja, Mexico
  • 2nd place: Northwest Adventures TRIOBA 12 Hour Adventure Race - Snoqualmie, WA
  • 1st place (4 coed): Wicked Adventure Racing Urban Sprint - Portland, OR
  • 1st place: Northwest Adventures Winteroba TRIOBA Sprint Adventure Race - Snoqualmie, WA
  • X-Adventure Raid World Cup 2 Day Adventure Race - Bend, OR

  • 25th place: Subaru Primal Quest - Washington
  • 5th: place NW Adventure Trioba Sprint race #3 - Seattle, WA
  • UNR: Pacific Northwest 24 hour Championship Series race #2 - Cle Elum, WA
  • 1st: place NW Adventures Trioba Sprint race #2 - Snoqualmie, WA
  • 14th place Pacific Northwest 24 hour Championship Series race #1 - Wenatchee, WA

  • DNF: Balance Bar 24 hour – Los Angeles, CA
  • 11th place: NW Adventures Trioba series # 3 - Snoqualmie, WA
  • 12th place: NW Adventures Trioba 24 hour race #2 - Cle Elum - WA
  • 6th place: NW Adventures Trioba 24 hour race #1 - Ellensburg, WA
  • 2nd Raid the North 36 hr - Hope, BC, Canada

  • Sea to Summit (2-day race) - Whistler, Canada (NOR)

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