About Us

Under the Sun Race Events Owners - Nikki & JulieOriginally managing separate race events in Chico and Oroville, Nikki Stadler and Julie Healy joined as a business team in 2007. Both have a passion for running and staying healthy. And, they have the skills and experience for hosting events that meet participants needs and wants.  They strive to make sure every runner/walker feels like the race is a celebration of their accomplishments.

Nikki and Julie take great pride in creating great, safe events that encourage healthy lifestyles for all members of our community.  Nikki says, “Julie and I get to put on a party about once a month…who could complain about a job like that?”

Tao Stadler works with new races and event directors to help them schedule their own Chip Timing services from UTS Events. If you have a race you need timed or managed (or both!), please complete the Timing Request form and we’ll get right back to you.

We like to help local businesses and non-profits reach a targeted, athletic, educated, and affluent audience by tailoring sponsorship and advertising packages within the UTS Events race portfolio. If you would like information on what types of sponsorships are available to you, contact us at sponsorship@underthesunevents.org.

Meet the staff!

Sara Beacham: Logistics/volunteer coordinator/timer/works long hours without food








Jen Hook: Registration guru/food goddess/timer/tells it like it is oficianato








Katie Salcido: Course set up/back up timer/work horse/quick with a joke that will make you laugh







Yvonne Zipf: Timer/set up & take down/tells great stories/name is always last on alpha list








Bill Howes: Back up timer/set up & take down/resident grumpy old man