Liza Howard. Ultrarunning Mom.

Ultrarunning Mom


My husband and I live in San Antonio, TX. We have a six year-old son, Asa, and a 6-month old daughter, Ruby. I spend a lot of time running on the trails here training for ultramarathons and maintaining my sanity.

Racing 2009-2014

2014 Umstead 100, 15:07, 1st female, 2nd overall, course record, 2nd fastest US Trail 100

2011 Javelina Jundred 101.4mi, 15:47, 1st female, 4th overall, course record

2011 USA Track and Field National Championships 50mi, 08:09:59, 1st female, course record

2011 Rocky Raccoon 100 mile, 15:33:09 , 1st female, fifth overall

2011 USA Track and Field National Championships100k, 09:35:23, 1st female, course record

2010 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50mi, 08:48:46 , 7th female

2010 Leadville Trail 100mi, 21:19:47, 1st female

2010 Rocky Raccoon 100mi, 15:45:03,  1st female, 2nd overall

2009 Cactus Rose 100mi, 21:02:00, 1st overall, course record


Instructor, Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS, 2003-present

Field Instructor, National Outdoor Leadership School, 2003-present


MSEd., Old Dominion University

BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

BA History, The American University