Eric Charette, formerly of Kingsford Michigan began running at age 27. He has competed in 402 races with 56 races being marathon distance or longer and averaging 40 races a year during the last 5 years. He has won 82 races and had a total of 189 podium finishes. He finished in the top 1% of runners in a third of the races he ran.
After turning 40 in November of 2015, Eric won 24 races as a master's runner.
Eric was a selected as a member of the Fleet Feet Racing Team in Huntsville from 2006 to 2016 and the U.S.A. inov-8 ultrarunning team in 2010 and 2011.
He was the Huntsville Track Club Open Male Gran Prix Series overall winner in 2013 and 2016 and runner up in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 and earned the Huntsville Track Club Male Performer of the Year in 2008 and Male Admiration Award in 2010 as awarded by his peers. He also served on the board of the HTC and is a frequent volunteer. Eric was also instrumental in starting the Green Bay Running Club.
Eric set the fastest known time for the 40.4 mile Greenstone Ridge Trail on Isle Royale in Lake Superior, running unsupported from Washington Creek Trail to Hidden Lake Trail on July 10, 2012 in 8:47:36.90 (later lost the fastest time to another person). He also owns the fastest known time for the 28 mile Trapp Hills Traverse and the 2nd fastest known time on the 171.3 mile Alabama Pinhoti Trail. Eric ran Rim to Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon (41.8 miles, 21,100' of elevation change) for fun in 11 hours 9 minutes 58 seconds
Eric has raced in the largest three marathons in the United States, New York, Chicago and Boston all under three hours.
His personal bests include a 16:29 5km, 34:45 10km, 1:15:32 1/2 marathon, 2:43:40 marathon and 3:53:15 trail 50km.
Though forced into retirement from competition following his Boston Marathon qualifying time at Run CIM in December 2016, Eric has recently begun to run again and is eager to see where his feet take him now that he is healthy again.