Hi, My Name is Johnathan Karol. I was born and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota and am an avid trail enthusiasts and Ultra distance runner.

I am happily married and have one son, Lincoln.  My wife is a great supporter of my passions and can be seen crewing me during my long distance races and helping me with my photography projects. 

Helped co-found  Black Hills Trails 501c3 Nonprofit, an organization dedicated to connecting communities via trail advocacy. I enjoy helping support the trail community in various ways, including volunteering and participating at trail related events.