Kaci Lickteig

a.k.a. Pixie Ninja
Ultra, Trail and Road Running

As a junior in high school Kaci started running and continued throughout college by running road, track, and cross country. Post-college she moved on to the marathon, loving the longer distance. Her first goal was to Boston qualify. After qualifying Kaci set out to run a sub 3:00 hour marathon and, after numerous attempts, finally broke the 3 hour barrier. Setting her sights even higher, she attempted to achieve the 2012 Olympic Trials Standard of sub 2:46 and met this goal on her last attempt at the 2011 California International Marathon with a 2:44:14.

A month after the Olympic Trials Marathon, Kaci ran her first ultra trail race - Psycho WyCo 50K in Kansas City. This is where she fell in love with both the ultra distance and with trail running. From that day forward she has found her passion in ultras/trails and has now raced and finished 8 x 100 miles, 3 x 100K, 11 x 50 miles, 12+ x 50Ks, and more marathons than she can keep track of.

Most buzzworthy accomplishment:

2016 Ultra Runner of the Year, 2016 Western States 100 Mile Race Champion

Favorite Honey Stinger product:

A tie between the Gluten Free Cinnamon Waffle and Gluten Free Vanilla & Chocolate Waffle

Favorite quote and/or words of wisdom:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13