About Us

A Chicago based running company

Curious Ultrarunners Secret Society was established to inject a sense of whimsy into training calendars, split times, and fartleks. We host trail races in the Chicago area, offer Running coaching services and lots of good vibes.

We’re On A Mission

To help others fall in love with ultrarunning.

We Seek

To make you & the world slightly better through laughter & pain.

Ally Gregory

Chief Magician

Ally is the the Lordship Sky Keeper of CUSS Running. Having completed Vol State in 2014 for some reason Ally still enjoyed running. A curious person, Ally enjoys secrets, the inspiration behind the Curious Ultrarunner’s Secret Society. Ally brings adventure, and snacks on every run. Oh, and her faithful pal, Radar ‘The Danger Dog’. Together they help defend the Chicago streets from rogue squirrels

Elaine Young

Director of Fast Jogging

Among the founders of CUSS Running Elaine considers herself the more serious non serious runner. Her favorite distance to run is 6 to 10 miles on sunny days when the temperature is just right. Elaine refuses to be inconvenienced by things like adverse weather or cloudy skies. On those days she simply imagines running instead. Elaine brings humor to every run because why the hell not.

Sandy Kurby

Running Streaker

Sandy has completed 30 full marathons to date, and while completing her first Goggins Challenge 4x4x48 discovered the ultra world. Now Sandy has completed ultra distances of (2) 50ks, and 50 miles. A run streaker of over 5 years Sandy enjoys getting outside for a daily dose of adventure. Sandy is an UESCA certified Ultrarunning Coach, AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, Registered and Licensed Dietitian, and holds a Masters of Public
Health. A mother of two teenagers, Sandy values her own time out for shenanigans and challenges the CUSS Running crew offers!

Radar ‘Danger Dog’

Senior Executive

Radar considers herself a ‘plant based endurance athlete’. The most serious runner of us all Radar loves running. Fiercely loyal, funny, and athletic Radar is cool, her fur is powerful. When she is’t chasing trails or squirrels you can find Radar doing Yoga.

Dodger Boy

Senior Executive

Dodger boy is an aspiring endurance athlete. His primary sport is long naps. He’s currently training for an Olympic Nap Qualifying event.

Say hello to your inner child by doing one of our fun running challenges!

Jump into some nonsense and mix up your long runs.