Team Member

Katie McCoy


United States

4 Deserts races are a perfect way to combine my love for travel, the outdoors, and desire to get "off the beaten path."

I have a bucket list wish to see at least 100 countries, and Mongolia has been near the top for several years!

I've been working as a litigation attorney for over ten years and recently scaled back my practice to part time. I'm passionate about women's rights and environmental causes, which my husband and I support by organizing fundraisers and sitting on several local boards of directors.

In addition to work and civic activities, I spend a lot of time running around after my two young children, Cecilia and Ewan. We try to bike, walk, and paddle together as a family whenever time and weather allow. I also love to to hike, camp, and backpack through the local mountains here in the Pacific Northwest United States.

We are excited to welcome Katie back to the volunteer team of a 4 Deserts race after being a valuable member of the team at Sahara Race (Namibia) 2016.  This will be the fourth 4 Desert race finish line that I will have met my husband at, including Atacama Crossing 2013 and Gobi March 2015.  A highlight of all my 4 Deserts experiences (formal and informal) has been meeting so many friends from around the world. Its a pleasure to be able to be a part of the 4 Deserts family and to help competitors reach their goals.