Paul Jesse - Founder of Off Road Pursuits
Off Road Pursuits is an off-road event company that strives to grow, enhance, and bring together the off-road endurance community through quality trail events in Southern California. Southern California has a virtually unlimited and expansive amount of trails that are easily accessible that many do not even know about. Paul Jesse, founder and owner, created Off Road Pursuits (ORP) to expose people to Southern California’s outdoor network, including its multitude of trails and a growing trail community.
ORP not only offers event participants a race, but also a family-friendly event that creates a sense of community among the race participants, their supporters, and the event staff. Rather than signing up for an event where participants show up, run, and go home, ORP events are designed for exploration, enjoyment, and opportunity.
Each course is designed so that it is unique and interesting to explore. The race atmosphere is created so that families can hang out together and enjoy the outdoors. And the opportunity is created so that each participant can pursue his or her own path within the endurance community.
From the founder:
” When I founded Off Road Pursuits I had a variety of motivations behind it, but a big one was my huge desire to see the trail running community grow in a positive direction. Fortunately, it has an incredible start due to the type of people that make up the off road and especially the ultra family. I can honestly say that almost everyone I have met through long distance trail running I would be happy to share a trail and a beer with. My goal is to make an effort to enhance and build the off road community in the best ways possible and leave a lasting, positive impression on the trails for future runners and adventure seekers. Essentially, I want to do what I can to ensure that as the trail running community grows, it does so with the right influences.” – Paul Jesse