• Associates: Integrative physiology and Biology
  • Bachelor of science in Family Youth and Community sciences
  • Working on Masters Degree: International studies in human development
  • New York Road Runners Coach (2016)
  • Arc’Teryx/Smartwool Tech Representative (2016)
  • Counseled at Nike Running Camps; Green Mountain & Smokey Mountains.

My name is David Kilgore and I am originally from Palm Bay, Florida. I first started running track and field in middle school after playing soccer and meandering through the swamps as a young kid. I attended Holy Trinity where I was coached by Doug Butler and collected four state championship titles (3 individual (XC and 2X1600m), 1 team (XC)) in both Cross Country and Track, was an All-American in the 5k, and hold the indoor 5k record for the state as well as one of the fastest 5k's ever run by a high school boy in the state of Florida (14:50).

After graduating from Holy Trinity I then went to the University of Colorado. While at Colorado I was a Pac-12 Conference Team Champion and apart of the 2013 NCAA National champion XC team. From there I transferred and graduated from the University of Florida where I was a varsity contributor for the XC team. I then went to graduate school at Oklahoma State University where I was part of the 2015 Big 12 Conference team Championship (XC).  

During the summer of 2014 is when I was first introduced to trail running where I competed in the Chattanooga three day stage race. I was always an outdoor enthusiast even when I was a young kid helping my friends catch alligators to camping in the mountains, but trail and ultra running was something I never seen before. I competed in the world's highest off road marathon in Montana that summer and didn't start back at trail running until the spring of 2015. I recorded the 6th fastest 50k time in the US for the 2015, won the USATF 50 mile Trail Championship in the Everglades, and won the USATF Beach running championships locally in Cocoa Beach, FL. In the Fall of 2015 I came back home to Florida and won the Space Coast Marathon, bringing the title back to a Space Coast local for the first time in over a decade. I was the 2016 USATF Athlete of the Year (Florida) for my accomplishments in the variety of distances and success I have had in them. Some other of my 2016 accomplishments include winning the Bay State marathon, 5th at Xterra trail championships, 12th at 50k USA trail championships, Sky to Summit 50k champion, and of course co-championing the rough and rugged (how we do it in the B(east) Coast) Cats Tail Trail Marathon with new friend and teammate Ben Nephew.

I love to travel! I am an outdoor enthusiast with a zest for anything epic! I love meeting new people, getting lost in vast natural areas, interacting with wild animals, and my family/friends.  I am a member of the Florida Track Club and a Munk Pack athlete. I am currently working as a counselor at running camps in the summer and as a coach for the New York Road Runners here in NYC, but I am aspiring race director and conservationist. Explore Indefinitely!

David's Race Reports & Adventures


The Georgia Death Race - 68 Miler - Blairsville, GA
Apr 1, 2017

Cloudland Canyon 50 Miler - Rising Fawn, GA
Jan 7, 2017


Quest for the Crest Vertical 50K - Burnsville, NC
May 14, 2016

Georgia Sky to Summit 50K - Sky Valley, GA
Nov 5, 2016 - Overall: 1st (4:19:27)

Cats Tail Trail Marathon - Catskills, NY
Oct. 1st, 2016 - Overall: 1st

2016 Xterra Trail Run National CHampionships
Sept 18, 2016 - Overall: 5th (1:21:05)

Tamalpa Headlands 50K - Muir Beach, CA
Aug 27, 2016 - Overall: 14th (4:25:18)

Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race 18 Miler - Chattanooga, TN
Jun 17, 2016 - Overall: 5th (2:21:12)

Grand Viduta Stage Race - 1 Day Stage Race - Huntsville, AL
Apr 29, 2016 - Overall: 1st (1:42:09)

Grand Viduta Stage Race - 3 Day Stage Race - Huntsville, AL
Apr 29, 2016 - Overall: 1st (5:11:37)

Black Canyon Ultras 100K - Mayer, AZ
Feb 13, 2016 - Overall: 27th (11:45:33)

2015 - 2014

Keys Ultras 50K - Key Largo, FL
May 16, 2015 - Overall: 1st (4:19:17)

Grand Viduta Stage Race - 3 Day Stage Race - Huntsville, AL
Apr 24, 2015 - Overall: 1st (5:20:26)

North Face Endurance Challenge - Washington DC - 50K
Apr 18, 2015 - Overall: 1st (3:37:48)

Everglades Ultras 50 Miler - Copeland, FL
Feb 21, 2015 - Overall: 1st (6:02:43)

Savannah Rails to Trails 50K - Savannah, GA
Jan 10, 2015 - Overall: 1st (3:01:00)

Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race - Final - Chattanooga, TN
Jun 15, 2014 - Overall: 1st (6:42:56)

Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race - Day 3 - Chattanooga, TN
Jun 15, 2014 - Overall: 1st (2:37:43)

Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race - Day 2 - Chattanooga, TN
Jun 14, 2014 - Overall: 1st (2:11:18)

Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race - Day 1 - Chattanooga, TN
Jun 13, 2014 - Overall: 1st (1:53:55)