Ron Heerkens Jr. is a Rochester born photographer with a knack for capturing the beauty of life and the passion of his subjects. Being an ultrarunner, he has isn't afraid of a long climb or a big hike to get the perfect shot. Many of the pictures on this site are thanks to Ron's craft and generosity. 

Ron has been coming into his own as a videographer as well. Being nimble footed on the trails and mildly addicted to new technology has allowed Ron to begin telling trail stories using pictures of the moving variety that are able to compliment the beauty of his photography. You can see some of his video work on his YouTube site.

Ron is also a member of the Ascend Collective. And he, along with Alex Tong and Michael Lesher, ensure that the antics and exploits of our running community are expertly documented.