In 2013, Team Stellafly was born.
Laura Caprara founded the Stellafly brand in 2011 right around the same time she trained and ran her first 5K race. Finding a passion for the sport, she tracked down other local athletes who felt the same about running, triathlon, health and fitness and giving back to the community.
In 2013, Team Stellafly was born and in six short years has gone from a local upstart focused on local races, to sending athletes to race all over the world. In 2019, the team had three triathletes qualify for the Ironman Championship held in Kona, Hawaii and sent several athletes to the Boston Marathon.
A unique point of pride for us is our 13 year old triathlete, Clara James-Heer who reigns as a 25-Time All-American National Champion (Cross Country, Indoor Track, Cycling and Triathlon) and USA Triathlon Youth Elite Female (13-15) ranked #1 in the nation.
The team consists of over 80 athletes, representing both genders from all age groups, including our Stellafly Kids. Our teammates live and train in Michigan, Colorado, New York, Alabama, Tennessee, and Arizona.
We are a combination of professional, elite and sub-elite athletes, former Olympians, as well as avid age-group placers, amateurs, enthusiasts, short and long distance runners, ultra runners, cyclists and swimmers.
We are parents, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters. We are family. We are friends.
We do this because we love it but not more than how much we love to inspire and empower athletes of all abilities and backgrounds. We work to lead by example — by embracing the running, cycling and triathlon community. We embrace and express the importance of family inclusion in multisport activities because we know that truly takes a village.
New in 2020
The Class of 2020 will also be welcoming new teammates, professional triathletes, Rebeccah Wassner and Laurel Wassner, wonder twins, who reside in New York City, as well as, elite runner, Stella Christoforou, (Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier) from Nashville, Tennessee.