Addie Bracy and Corey Conner are an LGBTQ+ couple and professional trail runners. While each of their stories are different and unique, running has played a large role in their path to self-discovery and acceptance. Like many LGBTQ+ individuals, their "coming out" story wasn't without its challenges. However, the confidence, empowerment, and support experienced through their involvement in the running community gave them the courage to be the most real and authentic version of themselves. The inspiration behind creating OUTrun was simply to provide other individuals with that same space to be encouraged, loved, and appreciated exactly as they are.
Meet The Team
Addie grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and was a team captain on the track and field and cross country teams at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2012 to continue her running career and since then has won 3 National Championships and represented Team USA internationally 9 times. In addition to running, Addie is a coach and is finishing her master's degree in Sport and Performance Psychology. She currently represents Nike and is passionate about promoting more inclusion and LGBTQ+ representation in the sport of distance running.
Corey was born and raised in Massachusetts where she grew up playing a variety of sports. She began her competitive running career in college at the University of Maine where she was All-American and a 6x NCAA Nationals Qualifier in Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor Track. Corey ran professionally as a post collegiate and represented Team USA several times, one of which is where she met her current partner, Addie. Recently, she signed with the Nike Trail team and is pursuing her competitive drive as a professional trail runner. Corey is extremely passionate about being a voice for the LGBTQ+ community and seeks to provide others with a positive example of what living life authentically can look like as a competitive runner.
Director of OUTreach and Advocacy
Meg, born and raised on Long Island, found the sport of running accidentally after playing soccer for 17 years. She eventually discovered trail running in 2018 and shortly after completed the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim. You can catch Meg cruising the local trails on Long Island. Running aside, she is a writer for The Matthew Shepard Foundation, which serves as a platform to provide support to LGBTQ+ youth. She is also a strong advocate for mental health and eating disorder awareness in sport. She is currently finishing her masters degree in Exercise & Sport Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community herself, she aspires to bring more inclusion and acceptance in sport for other members of the LGBTQ+ community.