After gaining popularity for his free Fat Ass running series on the Front Range over the past few years, "Sherpa" John Lacroix made the leap to race director this year with his Human Potential Running Series
. Their first race is the Tommyknocker Ultras
on September 6 in Woodland Park, and next year they'll host a greater number of events including a 100-miler. John has some strong opinions on the sport and delivered a great read in this interview as we chat about the sport's growth, Leadville, and prize money.