Tayte grew up dividing his time between the two cities, Salt Lake City, UT and Boise, ID. He developed his passion for running trails exploring the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and tagging along with his dad on 3-plus hour runs in the Boise foothills.

I’m grateful for all the opportunities and amazing people who have helped me to become the runner I am today. Running has become a big part of my life and I look forward to the many miles ahead!

2015-2018, he attended the University of Portland where he continued his running career competing in both track and cross country. His running flourished under the guidance of Portland’s head coach, Rob Conner, who was instrumental in encouraging Tayte to pursue his strengths as a trail runner post-collegiately. During his time at Portland, Tayte was a member of the 2015 US Junior Mountain Running Team, which secured the first-ever medal for the U.S. boy’s junior team at the 2015 Junior World Mountain Running Championships. Two years later, Tayte competed on the US Senior Long Distance Mountain Running Team, where he was the top American, placing 3rd overall at the 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Tayte currently runs professionally for the Nike Trail Team. He travels frequently for racing and training and currently calls Colorado home.

2018 Tayte celebrates with his teammates after receiving his handcrafted trophy for placing third at the 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships 2017 Tayte signs with the Nike Trail Running Team 2015-2018 Tayte runs NCAA D1 cross country and track and field at the University of Portland 2017 Tayte crosses the finish line in third-place at the 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships 2014 As a high school senior, Tayte trains on the Brighton HS track in his hometown of Sandy, Utah 2017 Tayte wins the 52K Broken Arrow Skyrace 2017 Tayte plays in the red rocks of Bryce Canyon National Park in his home state of Utah 2015 Tayte places third at the USATF Trail Marathon Championships in Moab, UT, finishing his first marathon.