✓ Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps
✓ FEMA Emergency Management Institute
*Certifications

✓ (2x) AmeriCorps Alum

Derek L. Ross

✓ Community Emergency Response 
Training (C.E.R.T) *Certification


Derek L. Ross
MudRunGuide Contributor
Sports Al Dente Beat Writer

Fitness Brand Ambassador
OCR/Running Enthusiast

Derek L. Ross is focused on truly making an honest difference in his community.  While serving in two programs with AmeriCorps (Public Allies 2013-2014) (Playworks 2010-2011) Derek learned that by "leading by example" a person will undoubtedly see where their passion's are, and more importantly how dedicated they are to truly making a difference, regardless of their interest.  Derek believes that to lead by example, a person must become the example, hence his dedication to running races, participating in mud obstacle courses, and showcasing his AmeriCorps training while always taking the time to volunteer. Derek is currently volunteering with the Audio Internet Reading Services of Los Angeles (AIRSLA) producing a podcast for the visual impaired. He is currently reading articles from ESPN magazine. Listen to Derek's AIRSLA ESPN Podcast here. Thanks for listening!!


Mr. Ross looks forward to utilizing his experiences and training's as he continues to develop into a caring community oriented neighbor.  By focusing on attaining certification's and joining various teams such as Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T), Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps, FEMA, and CPR/First Aid/A.E.D.  Derek also enjoy's producing music (Soundcloud) and assisting with various video projects as an editor, or actor.  Enjoy looking around the website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact Derek.


Around his 15th race or when his feet, more importantly his toes started to feel horrible.  Derek realized he needed to protect his feet better.  So, after reading more about various sock types he came across the Swiftwick brand and absolutely loved them.  Swiftwick socks are amazing, especially during mud runs. They block water and protect the feet from sweat.  Derek is proud to be a Swiftwick Brand Ambassador #ChaseAdventure.  Joining Team Me Against Me truly helps brings things full circle.  You run obstacle races and meet new friends. Well, why not join a team of people who run races all the time and are looking for people to join them on their journey.  Running obstacle races is a lifestyle change, so why not connect with other people who are just as crazy and motivated as you :)


After a strenuous weekend of running races Derek likes to relax with a cup of tea.  His preferred brand of tea is Davidson's Organics Tea.  The tea options hot or cold are amazing and tasty.  Derek appreciates Davidson's Organics for giving him an opportunity to be a Brand Ambassador.  Derek is extremely proud to be a Move More Fitness Brand Ambassador.  Just when Derek thought his brand ambassador opportunities were done, he recently accepted an opportunity to be an Ambassador for Terrain Racing. Obstacle Course Racing is a passion that Derek absolutely loves participating in. To be accepted into the ambassador program for Terrain Racing is another honor Derek will greatly appreciate. The opportunities to meet more like minded individuals and showcase his dedication to fitness through support from an amazing company is a chance of a lifetime.  Move More Fitness is a company that expects a lot out of their ambassadors and Derek plans to keep things moving and positive while supporting others.

Check back later for new updates to reallyderekross.com. There's much more to come!