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The story of Stellafly

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.

our amazing sponsors

Sponsorships are the backbone of any sports team, as they help offset many costs associated with the expenses that our elite athletes encounter. Training, coaches, equipment, and travel all play a financial role. We sincerely care about our sponsors and always strive to partner with local businesses that value the community like we do.

2019 race schedule

Groundhog Marathon

Amway Bank Run 5K, 10k, 25k

Hope Network One in Five Marathon Relay

Bayshore Marathon and Half Marathon

Bear Lake Triathlon

Duck Lake Triathlon

Greenville Triathlon

Grand Rapids Triathlon

Ludington Lakestride

Mercy Health Seaway Half Marathon

Grand Haven Triathlon

Tri Del So Triathlon

Run GRs Magic of the Mile

Ironman Steelhead 70.3

Brainy Day Trail Run

Ironman Traverse City 70.3

Michigan Titanium

Ironman Wisconsin

Ironman Lake Placid

Ironman Louisville

Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon

Lake Michigan Credit Union Bridge Run

Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon

Oktoberfest Marathon, Marathon, and Half Marathon

Hart Hills Gravel Race

Alger Heights 5K, 10K

Iceman Cometh Challenge

Grand Rapids Public Schools Turkey Trot

Wolverine Resolution Run

Ironman World Championships – Kona, Hawaii

Team Stellafly In the News

May 12, 2018, Clara James-Heer, 11 years old, wins the Fifth Third Riverbank Run Women’s 5K race with a 17 minutes, 52.86 seconds time placing 14th overall in the field.

Read more: https://bit.ly/2jVLWrU

May 12, 2018, Clara James-Heer of Forest Hills Central crossed the finish line with an overall time of 17 minutes and 52 seconds; that puts her pace at about 5 minutes and 46 seconds per mile. Read more: https://bit.ly/2wCzhD9