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Share the Journey

From the very beginning we have loved sharing the journey with all of you. From blog posts about elite athlete training, to podcasts previewing and recapping our biggest races, to workout videos showcasing our professional runners doing their altitude training in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona, part of our mission has been to bring our fans along for the ride. And to create new fans! We hope that sharing our highs and lows, our lives outside of running, and being our true selves on this website and on social media has endeared us, and will continue to endear us, to endurance sports followers all over the world.

Team Member of the Month


Steph is what we call an NAZ OG. She and her husband, Ben, were on the original roster of nine athletes when the team was launched in January of 2014. During her time with the team she’s won 14 races including three national titles and one international title (2022 NACAC 10,000 meters). During her pro career, which began in 2007 after a successful NCAA career at UCSB, she’s competed in seven different Olympic Trials (four track, three marathon). She’s represented Team USA at the World Half Marathon Championships (2010) and the World Cross Country Championships (2017 and 2019). She’s also finished in the top 12 at the Chicago, Boston, London and New York City Marathons. Perhaps her best marathon was her sixth-place finish at the 2020 Olympic Trials where she missed making the Olympic Team by just 19 seconds. She is currently returning to racing after having her third child, Sophia, last September. She won the Pittsburgh Half Marathon on May 5 and will race the London Night of 10k PBs on May 18.

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Thank you for supporting HOKA NAZ Elite

Our athletes have competed all over the globe at some of the sport’s most prestigious track meets, at the world’s biggest road races, at big city marathons, at the World Championships and even the Olympic Games. We couldn’t do any of those things, though, without our amazing local and national sponsors. Your sponsorships support our runners in achieving their goals and dreams by providing the necessary resources that elite athletic development requires. Because of you, our support staff includes world class strength and conditioning coaches, massage therapists, chiropractors, and a mental performance specialist. Thank you so much and we look forward to adding more great partners in the years to come.