Grattan has a long history of running from his competitive days in Cross Country and Track at Brookville HS (Lynchburg, VA) and Lynchburg College to his current placement as a mid-packer with a goal of completing a marathon in all 50 states.
Along the journey that running has provided for him. He has served as a coach at LC (his alma mater),and President of the Lynchburg Road Runners, He divides his time between running trails and roads, has completed 25 marathons, over 40 ultras, and more 5k’s than he can count.
Grattan works in IT at Centra Health, a hospital system in the Central Virginia area. He and his wife and partner of 30+ years, Lavinia, live on family farm land in Lawyers, VA. Lavinia is a non-runner, but very supportive, as she often crews for Grattan in his ultras and enjoys the travel to various states as Grattan works on his 50 state marathon goal. They have two adult daughters, Hailey & Page, who have been replaced in their home by their two shelties, Gypsy & Henri.