From 2004-2008, Zachary was an All-American pitcher for the University of Montevallo where he helped lead his team to the school’s first ever Regional Championship win and College World Series appearance where they finished 3rd in 2006. After getting married in 2010, looking to stay active and adventurous, he transitioned into trail running. After a few years he fell in love with the trails. He began running dozens of events in the Southeast and beyond, finishing in the upper half of the field in nearly 75% of all races.

In 2013 he started pushing the limits a little further completing his first 100k at the Georgia Death Race and then broke onto the ultra scene with a win at the inaugural Cruel Jewel 56m. He then ran the Pitchell 100k, (a grueling overnight 67 mile self-supported “fun” run with 30,000-ft elevation gain/loss) where he became 1 of the 20 people to ever finish the attempt. He rounded off his year with a 2nd place finish at the Bearly Ultra 27m and a 4th place finish at the Wild Azalea 50m. 

He also enjoys cross-training with mountain biking, swimming, and strength training. Although Zachary loves the competition aspect of ultrarunning, his true passion lies in the love of wild places, and the personal insight and exploration that comes from pushing oneself to the edge.

Check out Zach's blog on all things trail running, adventure, beer, coffee, etc...

fiction running

...or follow him on social media:

Instagram/Twitter: @zeeger6


Resume

Upcoming:

Cruel Jewel 100 - May 13th

Cloudland Canyon 50 - Jan 9th

Duncan Ridge 50k - November 21, 2015 {6hrs30mins} 2nd OA

Boo Run 10k - October 31, 2015 {41:35} 1st OA

Stumpjump 50k - October 3, 2015 {5hrs29mins} 8th OA

Autumn Equinox 16 Mile - September 20, 2015 {2hrs03mins} 3rd OA

Ridge 2 Ridge 20 Mile - September 5, 2015 {3hrs28mins} 2nd OA

Oak Mt 50k - March 28, 2015 {5hrs03mins} 4th OA

Moab Red Hot 55k - February 14, 2015 {5hrs54mins}

Pine Mt 40 Mile - December 7, 2014 {6hrs52mins} 3rd OA

UpChuck 50k - November 8, 2014 {5hrs37misn} 6th OA

Grindstone 100 - October 3, 2014 {27hrs} 58/270

Hotter N Hell 18m - July 26, 2014 {2:48} 3rd overall

Firecracker 5k - July 3, 2014 {18:34} 

Bryce 100 - June 14, 2014 - {29hrs10mins} 24th overall  

Xterra 21k - May 18, 2014 - {1:34} 13th overall (2nd age group)  

War at Windrock - April 12, 2014 - 4th overall

Wild Azalea 50 mile - January 4, 2014 - {9:34} 4th overall

Bearly Ultra 27m - December 21, 2013 {4:28} 2nd overall

Cyclocross 5k - October 25, 2013 - {:23} 1st overall

Pitchell 100k - October 19, 2013 - {18:48} (only 21 all time finishers)

Ruffner 21k - October 12, 2013 {2:21}

Rock/Creek Stumpjump 50k - October 5, 2013 {6:04} 

Rock/Creek Still Hollow 1/2 - August 9, 2013 {1:48} 12th overall

Leadville Silver Rush 50 - July 14, 2013 - {9:57}

Cruel Jewel 56m - May 17, 2013 - {15:20} 1st overall 

Sweetwater 50K - April 20, 2013 - {5:53} 25th overall

No Limits 5k - April 2013 - {19:40} 2nd overall 

GA Death Race 100k - March 16, 2013 - {18:55}

Black Warrior 50k - Feb. 16, 2013 - {5:22} 28th overall