Athlete Bios

Ryder Searle

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:46
Qualifying Race: 2023 Humboldt Bay Marathon

Ryder Searle
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Lakewood, CO


Pagosa Springs, CO

High School

Pagosa Springs High School

Current Affiliation

5280 Distance Project


Buyer Agent at OGI Minerals, LLC

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Colorado Christian University

Career Highlights
USATF races: 1st, Colorado Trail 10K Championships, Colorado 5K Championships and Colorado Cross Country Championships; 2nd at Colorado Half Marathon Trail Championships. Winner, 2023 Humboldt Bay Marathon and Tucson Half Marathon; 2nd, 2023 Napa Valley Marathon; 10th, 2023 Rock 'n' Rolle San Jose Half Marathon, 1:04:57. NCAA Div. II All-American in Cross County and track, 10,000m.
I am married to Christy Searle, who is also a runner. She competed at Colorado Christian University. I have two older brothers Ryan (31) and Riley (30), who enjoy running and most any activity outside. My parents are Jack and Tammy Searle and they are both very active. My father had a 6-pack at 60. He now likes to crush it on the pickleball courts. My mom loves to bike and stay active!
Greatest Accomplishment
Giving my life to Jesus Christ.
Interesting Story
I never ran in high school. I found Colorado Christian University through tennis. I went to CCU on a tennis scholarship and played for two years. The school cut the tennis program, and the head distance coach at CCU, Jon Poag, suggested that I try running. I started at 22 for CCU and realized I had some potential. After running for about five years now, I am happy to have qualified for the Trials.
Favorite Book


Favorite Movie

Lord of the Rings

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Great British Bake Show

Favorite Song

The Sound by The 1975

Favorite Post-race Indulgence


Favorite Breakfast

Breakfast burrito

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Live the adventure wherever you are."
Favorite Running Memory
Traveling to Michigan for NCAA Div II nationals with some of my teammates and getting All-American in the 10K.