FIGJAM LLC has been producing adventure races and endurance events since 2009 with the goal of creating Affordable, Accessible Adventures for the general public. With 45 events under his belt, all aspects of the HMARS have been tried and true.
Toby Evans, CEO and Series Director, followed up a successful professional track and field career with an entrance into the sport of adventure racing (a team oriented, non-motorized sport where a non-marked course is navigated with a map and compass while using mountain bikes, kayaks and feet to reach the finish line) during Mark Burnett's Eco-Challenge New Zealand in 2001. Building on that initial experience and the subsequent years of racing spawned the need for a domestic race series.
Athletically, Evans has represented the United States of America in international competition, is a multi-time All-American (track and field, duathlon, triathlon), has been ranked in the World's Top-10 in duathlon and adventure racing.
The HMARS support staff includes Kaori Funahasi (Media Coordinator), Dr. Aubrey Remmers (Medical), Jay Foley (Climbing Specialist), Rob Remmers (Mountain Bike Coordinator), Dale Kurth (Volunteer Coordinator), Clifford White (Social Media).