Carl Wright

Ultrarunner, Lay Pastor, and Environmentalist


Carl took up running at 55 following his doctors ultimatum to get his health in order. In 2013 he ran his 1st half marathon, 2014 his 1st marathon and 2016 his 1st ultra. To date he has completed 17 ultras as well as numerous marathons and half marathons. Many race recaps can be found under the heading “Running” on this website.

Besides currently being a school crossing guard, he us also a lay pastor/pulpit supply minister at 3 small country churches the 1st 3 Sundays each month. There are a lot of parallels between running and the Christian faith. Devotionals based on the Sunday sermons preached can be found under the heading “Christian Devotional” on this website.

With a passion for our planet and the environment, Carl is an ambassador, runner and writer for the 4,300 kilometer Monarch Ultra, a relay that connects ultrarunning and the environment. He has written 49 environmental articles for a company called Busch Systems. Several other of his environmental articles can be found under the heading “Environment” on this website.


Willis Presbyterian Church
3353 Line 10 North, RR #2, Hawkestone.
Sunday Services held at 8:45am

Esson Presbyterian Church
1430 Old Barrie Rd East Oro-Medonte.
Sunday Services held at 10:00 am

Knox Presbyterian Church
5202 Highway 12S, Uptergrove,
Sunday Services held at 11:30 am.

Get in touch

Carl can be contacted at carl.58.wright@gmail.com, or on Twitter @canuckcarl. If available, he is open to speaking in church settings or sharing presentations for the Monarch Ultra. Or if you just want to chat about running, environmental , Christian faith, or anything else, don’t hesitate in reaching out.

Writing & Interviews

49 environmental articles written for Busch Systems

Podcast interview with Running Tales Podcast. Sharing about Carl’s ultrarunning journey and the Monarch Ultra.

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