Stephanie Artis

Stephanie Artis is the co-founder and editor of Freeplay magazine, a women’s endurance sport publication that was found in 2011. Stephanie has been competing in endurance sports in the Sacramento region for over 25 years. She grew up in El Dorado Hills, California where she competed in cross country and track and field at Oak Ridge High School. While at Oak Ridge Stephanie qualified for the California State Track and Field Championships in the mile and was name Athlete of the Year for her high school. Stephanie went on to receive a Division 1 athletic scholarship at Sacramento State University where she participated in cross country and track and field. After graduation in 1999, she began her career in teaching while continuing to compete as a post-collegiate athlete. After suffering from several running injuries Stephanie was forced to head to the pool for some cross training. Upon recovery she decided to dabble in triathlons. Since her first race in 2004 she has competed in numerous triathlons from sprint to Ironman distance events. After several successful amateur seasons Stephanie went on to compete at the professional level for three years before deciding to take a break from the sport to earn a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and to launch Freeplay Magazine. During this time Stephanie raced in cross country and in road races for the SRA Elite running team. In late fall of 2015 Stephanie returned to triathlon and competed in her first Ironman – Ironman Lake Tahoe.


Quick Facts

  • Resides in Roseville, California with Sean Dulany and their 3 rescue greyhounds – Smyth, Elise and Slevin.
  • Co-founder and Editor of Freeplay Magazine.
  • 3 X Ironman 70.3 World Championship Qualifier AG
  • Convinced that she could live on lattes and scones alone.
  • Started running consistently at 5am so… she now believes anything is possible!


2017 Schedule

February 5 – Super Sunday 5k; 1st Overall
February 25 – Lost Trail Half Marathon; 2nd Overall; 1st AG
March 18 – Excuses Short Track MTB Race #1; 3rd Overall
April 1 – Excuses Short Track MTB Race #2
April 2 – Sac10 Homemade Half
April 15- Excuses Short Track MTB Race #3
April 23, May 7, May 21 – Race Behind Bars
June 3 – Rock and Roll San Diego (tenative)
June 11 – Gold Country Half
August 5 – Spartan Ultra Beast Hawaii (Tentative)
November 4 – Run the Parkway
November 11 – Spartan Super Sacramento
November 12 – Spartan Sprint Sacramento


2016 Race Results

Super Sunday 5k; 10th Overall; 1st AG
Lost Trail Half Marathon; 2nd Overall; 1st AG
TBF Chanoko 30k; 1st Overall
Knickerbocker 35k Trail Run; 3rd Overall
Gold Rush 50k; 6th Overall
Run the Parkway; 5th Overall, 2nd Masters
MandaRun Half Marathon; 1st Overall

Stephanie’s Team Freeplay Blog

Read Stephanie’s “From the Editor” blogs here.

What’s Next?

What’s Next?

It felt like just yesterday that I was ringing in the New Year and now I already have two races under my belt and two more around the corner. If you read my Editor’s Note in the latest issue of Freeplay magazine you already know that I haven’t mapped out my races this...

A Long 24 Hours

My summer schedule is coming to an end so like any crazy endurance athlete I am busy sneaking in some last minute fun sessions before I transition to my fall schedule Monday. As I sit here and write this I am zoning in and out - taking long pauses to watch the women’s...

The Second Half of the Season

At the start of the season things looked promising. I check off race after race on my schedule like clockwork. I almost began to think I might actually accomplish everything I planned back in January for the first time ever. But just like that everything came to a...

Santa Monica “Rough Water” Swim

We headed to Santa Monica last weekend for the the elite paddle board races at the Santa Monica Pier Paddle - we have some upcoming women's SUP pieces we needed to work on for Freeplay. The Santa Monica Pier Paddle is an amazing event with races and entertainment for...

Gold Rush 50k!

I knew going in that it was going to be a long day but since I have done numerous half Ironmans and a full Ironman suffering for hours on end is something that I am well accustomed to. The first 16 miles were relatively uneventful. I started off easy as planned and...

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