Team Stellafly was founded in 2011. We are based in West Michigan with teammates all over the country. Our team includes a range of athletes from former pros and elite athletes to first-timers. We work to lead by example — by embracing the running, cycling and triathlon community. New in 2021, we are excited to announce that we are building a women’s cycling team.
Team Stellafly is community-focused, hard-working, and family oriented. We are fully committed to the sports we participate in and to our fellow teammates. We love our team, we love going racing, and we love being active. 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.
You’ll see us show-up at a variety of races; road, trail and track running, triathlons, and new in 2021 a new focus on cycling crits, cyclocross, elite races, mountain biking courses and more.
In ten years we have gone from a small, local upstart focused on local races, to a broader group 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 15 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.
To say that 2020 was a challenging year is an understatement. Through thick and thin and an unpredictable race calendar, these folks supported us. Even though there weren’t many chances to represent, they still showed up so our athletes could keep doing what they love the most. When 2021 came around, we honored our 2020 commitment and gave them a bonus year. We are grateful for their support, especially during times where money is tight for most businesses.