Nathan began running in 1997 as a way to explore his new surroundings in Washington, DC. He fell in love with running and ran the first of his 20+ marathons in 2000. In 2003 Nathan discovered the beauty of the Minneapolis trail system while running the Twin Cities Marathon. A few months later he moved to Minnesota and immediately joined MDRA. Nathan runs about 5 to 10 races each year, about half on-road and half on trails. During his decade with MDRA Nathan has coached several MDRA marathon training programs and has served on the MDRA board for several terms. Nathan serves as the chair of the MDRA Advocacy Committee which lobbies for improved trails and running conditions around Minnesota.