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.

A 35k Debacle

About a mile and a half into the Woodside Crossover 35k endurance run I had already begun brainstorming titles for my race report – “Crazy Blonde Takes on Huddart Park”, “If It Could…It Did”, “One for the Books”, or a personal favorite…”I’m Glad Sean Missed This One.”...

Knickerbocker 35k

With the Chanoko 30k behind me I was now ready to step it up and tackle the Knickerbocker 35k. Seemed like a great progression towards my goal of the Gold Rush 50k May 14. Before signing up I loosely studied the course map. Although I have not run these Auburn trails...

TBF Trail Racing

At the end of February I agreed to join teammate Erin Wachter at the TBF Racing Lost Trail Half Marathon. Out of shape and lacking trail skills I knew I was in for a challenge but who can pass up an opportunity to race with a friend around Folsom Lake. As expected the...

Super Sunday 5k

It is the beginning of February and there are a few things I am certain of right now. One -I am getting stronger. I know this not only because I can do more push-ups and bench more than I could last fall but also because I recently put a shirt on for work and it...

The 2016 Season is Here

Year 2 with Team Freeplay is under way and I couldn’t be happier. 2016 looks to be an inspiring, yet busy year for the Freeplay athletes with women competing every month of theyear. Last weekend’s team meeting definitely kicked me back into competitive mode. Listening...

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