Jennilyn Eaton

Age: 26, Years running: 9, Hometown: Sandy, UT, Favorite product: HELIOS WOMEN'S


What are some of your lifetime running goals?

To find the lines amongst the mountains I am most passionate about, and to be capable of completing them. To push my limits until they push back, and then to push harder. In short, to experience a myriad of visceral, free, and beautiful mountain adventures.

Do you have a claim to fame?

My 50k pace is the same as my 100k pace. Oh wait, that's not a good thing? ;)

Do you have any vices?

I'm impulsive and playful... so there's too many to list.

What makes you tick as a runner and in the real world?

Curiosity and an unrelinquished need to discover

What drives you to run?

Freedom in motion; lines to be touched; moments greater than a life

What is your favorite movie?


Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

I reluctantly have 3. 1. Bipsy- My sisters named me this as a baby, and it stuck clear into adulthood. 2. J-Lyn- either moving to Utah made me a gangsta or locals have an issue pronouncing jenn-AH-lyn 3. Noz- the gel I make is named Noz, and a dear friend is determined to make the nickname stick for me.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

Roughly 46 hours, as a teen. Simply to see if we could pull a double-all-nighter. It sounded more fun than it was.

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

Georgia. Then I could be nicknamed G-Dog and maintain gangsta status.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Two eggs in a low-carb wrap with cowboy caviar.

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?


What really scares you about trail running?


If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?


Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?

Could I just move the ocean closer to the Wasatch? ...and make it an average of 15 degrees warmer here.

What’s your worst encounter on the trail?

My first mountaineering trip when I was barely 17 and we were caught in a lightning storm approaching our base camp in the middle of the night. We hid our packs/equipment and spread out amongst the forest in the pouring rain. I had never been so close to lightning. I curled up on my friend Mary's lap and she spent the next few hours reassuring me. I was utterly terrified.