Race Directing Invigorating Runs Through the Wisconsin Wilds

Arbor Rock Running race directs invigorating run experiences through the wilds of South Central Wisconsin.

For the love of trail running, our running tribe takes nature and running enthusiasts over the rocks and through the woods of Wisconsin’s scenic parks, forests, and trails.

ARR Race Directing Team


Steve Strieker

RRCA Certified Race Director: May, 2019

Ultra Trail Races: Ice Age Trail 50k (Kettle Moraine State Park, WI), Buffalo Run 50K (Antelope Island, UT), Rough Trail 50K (Red River Gorge, KY), Ouachita Trail 50k (Pinnacle Mountain State Park, AR)

Marathons: Milwaukee Lakefront, Champaign (IL), Chicagoland (Schaumburg, IL), Berryman Trail (Potosi, MO)

Trail Races: Dozens of 5k-30ks Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Upper Michigan, Lake Tahoe (CA), Missouri, Arkansas

Other Races: Tough Mudder (Minneapolis, MN), Ragnar (Madison, WI to Chicago, IL), Illinois Valley Relay

Race Volunteering: Dances with Dirt (Devil’s Lake, WI), Ice Age Trail 50

When Not Running: Dad, grandpa, friend, social studies teacher, race timing for Absolute Race Timing, Uber driver, traveler, hiker

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Emma Strieker

Arbor Rock Running’s Graphic Designer: Designed ARR logo, ARTR logo, banner, shirt, hat, awards, finisher woodallions and more.

Jill of All Trades: Helps manage everything from registration and marketing to inventory and supplies.

Athlete: Captain of club and high school soccer teams. High school cross country runner.

Races: Black River Trail Classic 10K, Berbee Derby 10K, Madison Bubble Run, Madison Shamrock Shuffle 5K.

When not running: Taking care of nephews, coaching soccer, hiking, catching up on Netflix, and working to live.

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Jessica Garcia

Top Finishes: 1st Overall Female Potawatomi Trail Races 50 mile 2013, 2nd Overall Female Dances With Dirt Devils Lake 50 mile 2013, 2nd Overall Female Hallucination 100 2013, 1st Overall Female John Dick Memorial 50k 2014, 3rd Overall Female Lakefront 50k 2015, 3rd Overall Female Fall 50 2015, 3rd Overall Female Titletown Ultra Series 8 hours, 2018 1st Overall Female Hennepin 50K 2018,

Ultra Trail Races: Hobo Rendezvous 2012 (50k), John Dick 2013 & 2014 (50k), Potawatomi Trail races 2013 (50 miles), Dances with Dirt 2013 (50 miles), Hallucination 2013 (100 miles), Trainwreck 2013 (50 miles), Ice Age Trail 2014 & 2015 (50 miles), Titletown Ultra Series (8 hours), Hennepin Hundred 2018 (50k), Tunnel Hill (100 Miles) 2018.

Ultra Road Races: Fall 50 Solo 2014 & 2015 (50 miles), Lakefront 50k 2015 (50k)

Marathons: Stone Bridge, Fox Cities, Marquette, Boston, Louisiana, Wisconsin

Other Races: Ragnar Chicago 2012, 2013, 2018 Ultra team

Race Volunteering: River to Ridge 2012 & Ragnar Relay 2013

When Not Running: Usually you can find me at some sort of gymnastics meet or event for my daughter Hailey. I also enjoy spending time with my family and cats.

Blog: Go Run With Me (http://gorunwithme.com)


Will Vasquez

Ultra Races: Stump Jump 50k (2011 & 2018), Earth Day 50k 2015, Ice Age 50k (2015 &2016), Dances with Dirt 50k 2015, Grand Island 50k 2018, Tunnel Hill 50 Miler 2018

Other Trail Races: North Face Trail Marathon 2011, Tour de Trail Races (Rockford, IL), Blue Mound Trail Races, Dances with Dirt Half Marathon

Road Races: St. Louis Half, Marathon, Whitewater Half Marathon, Elgin Fox Trot 10 Miler, and many 10k and 5k races

Race Volunteering: Arbor Ridge Trail Race 2018

When Not Running: Hiking, camping and any outdoor activity. Exploring new roads on my motorcycle. Spending time with friends and family.


Jesus Arvizo

Arbor Rock Running’s Workhorse: Operations manager, supply coordinator, race host, and course maintenance.

Soccer Player: Janesville Parker High School, Rock Soccer Club, Madison United Football Association, South Wisconsin Soccer League

Trail Races: Black River Trail Classic 10k, Madison Shamrock Shuffle 5K

When not playing soccer: Heating & Air Conditioning Technician, steakhouse cook, viewing Netflix, hanging with family.


Andrea Paradowski

Top Finishes: 2nd Place Female Hennepin 50K 2018

Ultra Races: Hennepin 50K 2018

Other Trail Races: Ice Age Half Marathon 2018, Arbor Ridge 16K 2018, North Face Trail 10K 2018, North Face Trail Half Marathon 2017

Marathons: Chicago Marathon 2003 & 2004, Madison Marathon 2004, Rockford Marathon 2010

Road Half Marathons: Whitewater Half Marathon 2018; Tyranena Beer Run 2013, 2015-16, 2018; Madison Mini Marathon 2018; Rocking Chocolate Half Marathon 2017-18; Last Chance Half 2017; Madison Half Marathon 2008-09, 2015, 2017; Rock N Roll Half Marathon (AZ) 2007; Disney World Half Marathon 2007; San Francisco Half Marathon 2006

Triathlons: Ironman Wisconsin 2007 & 2009, Door County Half Ironman 2008 & 2009, Steelhead Half Iron 2007, High Cliff Half Ironman 2007

Other Races: Great Midwest Relay 2006 & 2007

Race Volunteering: Ironman 2004, 2005; Big Hill Ultra 2018

When Not Running: Full-time Mom, Part-Time Wedding Photographer who enjoys food, music, wine, dancing and spending time with friends and loved ones

Andrea Paradowski Photography

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Alison Strieker

Arbor Rock Running Race Host: Awards Coordinator, Aid Station Organizer.

Soccer Player: Janesville Parker High School (captain), Rock Soccer Club, Madison Futsal League

Races: High school cross country, Madison Bubble Run, Madison Shamrock Shuffle 5K

When not running: Hanging with friends, loving her nephews, & working to live.