What is Hellcat? 

First launched as a training diary while Hannah Yoest prepared to run The Speed Project—a 340 mile relay race from the Santa Monica Pier to the Las Vegas Strip. She first ran the race in 2022 with the GRIT USA team. In 2024, she recruited an all-female crew, the Feral Angels.

From race recaps to training entries, Hellcat now covers a wide range of topics that come up while pursuing ultra-distance running. Get new posts directly to your inbox, and consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.

Hannah is a former D1 rower for the University of Virginia where she was a 4-time ACC champion and member of the team when they won the 2012 NCAA championship.

In addition to running, she now enjoys getting out on trails with her bloodhound Jagger

Racing schedule & results:


Southbound 400 - Hard 2 Kill, 47:15:08

The Speed Project - 1st Place All-Female OG Team, 48 hours 22 minutes

Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon - 1:55:11

Hellcat 50k - 2nd Place Female, 5th overall, 5:22:00

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Art Director for The Bulwark and author of the Hellcat newsletter.