Show Info

About the Event

What are the opening hours?

Saturday January 27th, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday January 28th, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Will there be food carts/stations?

Yes, there will be a café in each hall to purchase a variety of food and beverages.

Will I need ID?

You will not need to provide an ID to attend the show, just your ticket!

Can I speak at the event?

We would love to hear from you, please contact [email protected]

Can I bring a backpack into the show?

Yes, the venue has security scanners so you may be asked to have your bag searched at the entrance. The venue does not offer a cloakroom for coats or bags.

I am an exhibitor and have some questions?

We will release the Exhibitor Manual closer to the time of the show which contains everything you need to know about Exhibiting at our show. If you need to speak to someone please email [email protected] and he will be happy to help.

How do I book a stand/find out about exhibiting?

You can speak directly to our Event Director Craig Hanratty who would be happy to discuss opportunities to get involved in the Show – he can be reached at craig.hanratty@raccoonmediagroup.com.

Do you have an agenda?

Yes, you can see our agenda here, specific timings of the event will be released in the weeks leading up to the show.

Do you have a Show Guide?

Yes, our Show Guide is digital and will be available from the homepage of our website in the days leading up to the show.

Do I need to register or pay to see a speaker?

No, all speaker talks and panels are free-to-attend and are first come, first served.

Competition T&Cs

We run frequent competitions across our social media platforms and events. For full terms and conditions click here: Facebook and Instagram Competition Terms and Conditions

My question isn’t here, I just want to speak to someone.

If you still have a question, please email us on [email protected]

Tickets


Where can I get my Run Show ticket?

You can book your tickets through See Tickets

If you have a question about a ticket please follow this link: https://runshowboston.seetickets.com/customerservice

I bought a ticket, but didn’t receive it by email.

When will I get my ticket?

Tickets will be sent out a week before the event, bring your ticket along to the Show either printed or on your mobile.

Which days are my tickets valid for?

All tickets are valid for both days of the weekend, so you can attend the show on either/both days!

Can I buy a VIP ticket?

We have made a decision as a brand not to charge for these tickets, but if you follow us on social media then you might be able to win one for free!

Can I bring children with me?

Any adult can bring a child under 16 without charge, you can book this ticket when you book your own ticket through See Tickets.

Getting there

How do I get to the Hynes Convention Center and what facilities are available?

How do I book parking for my visit?

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Boston Run Show SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

Where can I stay?

To book your accommodation, visit the The Run Show Boston ancillary hotel booking site.

Where is the show in the Hynes?

The Show will take place on Level 2 – you can access the Hynes from Prudential Mall or Boylston Street.

Accessibility

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.

what's on

Whilst you spend your day with us why not head over to the Marathon, Track and Road Stage or our Trail and Ultra stage and get motivated by a running legend or receive for practical advice and top tips. There are features for everyone - whether you prefer road or trail, short or ultra...

Tread Mill tryouts

Sponsored by

Matrix Fitness

Gait Analysis Zone

Sponsored by

Aetrex

Aetrex, Inc. is widely recognized as the global leader in foot scanning technology, orthotics, and comfort footwear. Aetrex has developed state-of-the-art foot scanning devices designed to accurately measure feet and determine foot type and pressure points. Since 2002, Aetrex has placed over 10,000 scanners worldwide and performed over 40M scans.

Gait analysis can be a powerful way to determine if you have any bad habits that are causing extra strain on your body. It can also be useful for determining what sort of shoes you need to get to correct any poor foot posture

Kids Get Active Zone

Sponsored by

My Gym

Bring your kids to the Kids Get Active Zone for a whole lot of fun! They can get involved with a mini obstacle course with hula hoops, a balance beam, hopscotch, and more. It's free and it's one not to miss!

My Gym Boston offers kids birthday parties, Mommy and Me, gymnastics camps and other fantastic fun filled programs for ages 6 weeks – 10 years.

We are the experts in children’s fitness.

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 13 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. We have over 200 locations in more than 25 countries offering structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Our state-of-the-art facility, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs, and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.
We keep children healthy by making fitness fun!

Running Yoga

Why not stop by and join in a taster Yoga session with DEANIETHEYOGINI at the Run Show, Boston 2023? Adina will help you to quiet your mind and evolve your breathing through yoga and stretching. If you’re a runner, you’ll know the importance of regulating your breath and stretching your muscles – so join in and take home some new techniques!

Yoga Sessions will be held at the following times:

The timing for Yoga

Saturday -

9.45-10.30am

10.40-11.20am

11.45-12.15pm

2.30-3.15pm

Sunday-

10.00-10.45am

11.15-11.45am

12.00-12.30pm

The Run Clinic

Sponsored by

Chi Running

New to ChiRunning, join us for a Run Show Clinic. Learn the basic components of the Chi Running technique. ChiRunning is designed to improve your running performance while reducing your chance of injury and increasing your energy efficiency. The result is confidence, speed, and distance with less effort. The Run Show USA has partnered with ChiRunning to host various clinics and workshops to take place at the ChiRunning area within the expo. Each will cover components of ChiRunning to help you move across every finish line.

Our New England team of Certified ChiRunning Instructors will guide you through exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the ChiRunning technique feels like in your body.

The ChiRunning and ChiWalking technique has helped thousands improve their form while reducing/preventing injury and increase energy efficiency. Experience mindful and effortless movement that is easier and more enjoyable while decreasing recovery time. Runners & walkers of all ages and levels have improved their efficiency and performance.

https://www.facebook.com/ChiWalkingChiRunning

ChiRunning Clinic

Learn the basic components of the Chi Running technique. ChiRunning is designed to improve your running performance while reducing your chance of injury and increasing your energy efficiency. The result is confidence, speed, and distance with less effort.

This 1.75-hour clinic will cover the basic components of ChiRunning to help you move across every finish line with ease.

Spots are limited so reserve yours at the show today:

    2/4/23 | 9 AM – 11 AM  •  $59
    Hosted by: Danny Dreyer

    2/4/23 | 1 PM – 3 PM   •  $59
    Hosted by: Vince Vaccaro

    2/5/23 | 9 AM – 11 AM   •  $59
    Hosted by: Danny Dreyer

    2/5/23 | 1 PM – 3 PM   •  $59

    Hosted by: Vince Vaccaro

Also Offering...

ChiRunning Tune-Up

The ChiRunning Tune-Up is perfect for ChiRunners of all abilities. Revisit form focuses of the Chi Running technique. ChiRunning is a practice designed to improve your running performance. Like all practices, at times a refresher is needed.

This 45 minute Tune-Up is designed to review the basic components of the ChiRunning technique.

Spots are limited so reserve yours today:

    2/4/23 | 11;15 AM – 12 PM   •  $39
    Hosted by: Vince Vaccaro

    2/4/23 | 3:15 PM – 4 PM   •  $39
    Hosted by: Danny Dreyer

    2/5/23 | 11:15 AM – 12 PM   •  $39
    Hosted by: Vince Vaccaro

    2/5/23 | 3:15 PM – 4 PM   •  $39
    Hosted by: Danny Dreyer

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The Treatment Room

Sponsored by

Mass General Brigham

Got a niggle or injury? Need a massage? Looking for reassurance and/or a 2nd opinion? Want evidence-based advice about injuries from an experienced professional? Want to know how to avoid injury when stepping up to a longer distance?

Then the Treatment Room is the place for you.

The Events Village

Sponsored by

RaceRaves

Looking for inspiration to help plan your race schedule? You’ll find that and more in the Events Village sponsored by RaceRaves!

Featuring a compelling cross-section of highly-rated events, the Events Village is the perfect place to jump-start your 2023 racing season and beyond. And as the #1 online race finder & reviews community, RaceRaves is the perfect team to steer you in the right direction—with their expertise & insights into thousands of global races of all distances, they’ll help you find your next favorite race and even a hidden gem or two along the way.

Come visit in person with some of the world’s best race organizers, learn more about what makes their events special, and take advantage of offers you’ll only find at The Run Show. All in a relaxed setting of like-minded runners you won’t find anywhere else.

Stop by the Events Village to make 2023 your best racing year yet, and enter for a chance to win free race entries & gifts cards from our awesome partners!

Check out the current partners:

Azores Trail Run

Rhode Races

Sun Multisport Events

Clarence DeMar Marathon

Greater Lowell Road Runners

Bedford Half Marathon

Smokey Mountain Relay
Six 03 Endurance

RaceRaves

Ragnar Events

Freihofer's Run for Women

All Sports Events

The Run Café

The Run Café is at the centre of the show and is a great meeting point for visitors to catch up with old friends and new. Come and meet other visitors while you relax, unwind and refuel with our selection of healthy food and drinks available to buy.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Want to join the brands below and exhibit at The Boston Run Show? Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor.

Exhibitors

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AACR Runners for Research

K40

Aetrex, Inc.

B10

Alete Nutrition

B12

All Sports Events

EV11

Altra

D20

American Cancer Society – Team DetermiNation

D48

American Cancer Society – Team DetermiNation

J42

ASICS

C20

Azores Trail Run®

EV3

Bakline

F20

Beasley Media

F29

Big Bobble Hats

E40

Big Skinny Sports Wallets

F28

Black Marathoners Association

J48

Blueshift Nutrition

C31

Boston Athletic Association

Boston Athletic Association

H2

Boston Bulldogs Running Club

K38

Boston.com

Boulder Bibs

C50

Cape Cod Marathon Weekend

E36

Caterpy

G46

CEP Sports

E20

The Run Clinic

ChiRunning

G20

Clarence DeMar Marathon

EV1

Conscsious Gear

G50

Core Holistics LLC

D36

Correct Toes

G46

COUNTRY 102.5

Darn Tough Vermont

F21

Darn Tough Vermont

F21

Dashing Whippets

E44

Dave McGillivray Finish Strong Foundation, Inc.

Deanietheyogini

Drankful

C32

Feetures

F20

Finish Strong Foundatio Dave McGillivray

E51

Firefly Recovery

Flutie Foundation

D38

Freihofer’s Run for Women

EV10

Girls on the Run

K48

Goodr

B12

Great Runs

Greater Lowell Road Runners

EV6

Healthy Kids Running

G44

Hilma

C30

Hoka

C10

HOTSHOT Sports Shot

C30

HyperIce

F10

Recovery Zone sponsor

HyperIce

H30

IMPACT Melanoma

E49

Injinji

J30

Ixcela

E48

Jog On

At entrance

Retailer

Junk Brands

B12

KT Tape

H54

Latinos Run

J54

Levelle Nutrition

D40

LOCK LACES®

F31

Marathon P’tit Train du nord

E47

Marathon Printing, Inc.

C42

Retailer

Marathon Sports

B10

Mass General Brigham

G50

Matrix Fitness

E20

Mayflower Wind Cape Cod Marathon Weekend

E36

MoveStudios

I10

My Gym

K30

National Black Marathoners Association

J48

New Bedford Half

EV9

NEWPRO Home Solutions

C51

Nix Hydration Biosensors

F19

None to Run

D40

OOFOS

F12

Ordnance Survey

E10

Organization for Autism Research

D52

OS1st

B32

PACT

E30

Powered Living

E32

PowerStep

H12

Puma

D10

RACE Cancer Foundation

J40

Race Find

K58

RaceAwesome.com

D50

RaceRaves

H20

Ragnar Events

EV6

Relay Active

D40

Rhode Races & Events

EV7

Rock 92.9

Row House

G29

RUN FOR AUTISM

Runur Athletics

E28

Runur Athletics

Scimitar Custom

H14

Shoozas

E52

SIX03

EV5

Smokey Mountain Relay

EV12

Sports Hub 98.5

Sprints

B12

Stride for Stride

J50

Sun Multisport Events

EV1

T-MOBILE

I54

Team Hoyt

K50

Team Hoyt

Tedy’s Team Foundation

G40

The healing rose

D34

The Healing Rose Company

D34

The Running Channel

USATF New England

G7

Verge Inclusive Athletics

I50

Vibram

F30

Victory Co.

D30

Wrightsock

C22

WROR 105.7

XACT NUTRITION

D28

Xero Shoes

H49

Youth Enrichment Services

K46

YuKanRun.com

D32

Product Finder

Accessories

BaklineF20
Big Bobble HatsE40
Big Skinny Sports WalletsF28
Boulder BibsC50
CaterpyG46
CEP SportsE20
Correct ToesG46
Darn Tough VermontF21
Darn Tough VermontF21
GoodrB12
Junk BrandsB12
KT TapeH54
LOCK LACES®F31
Marathon Printing, Inc.C42
Nix Hydration BiosensorsF19
PowerStepH12
PumaD10
Runur Athletics
ShoozasE52
Victory Co.D30

Apps

Nix Hydration BiosensorsF19
None to RunD40
Ordnance SurveyE10

Charity

AACR Runners for ResearchK40
American Cancer Society - Team DetermiNationD48
American Cancer Society - Team DetermiNationJ42
Boston Athletic AssociationH2
Finish Strong Foundatio Dave McGillivrayE51
Flutie FoundationD38
Girls on the RunK48
IMPACT MelanomaE49
Jog OnAt entrance
National Black Marathoners AssociationJ48
Organization for Autism ResearchD52
RACE Cancer FoundationJ40
RUN FOR AUTISM
Team HoytK50
Team Hoyt
Tedy's Team FoundationG40
USATF New EnglandG7
Verge Inclusive AthleticsI50
Youth Enrichment ServicesK46

Clothing

ASICSC20
BaklineF20
Big Skinny Sports WalletsF28
Conscsious GearG50
FeeturesF20
PumaD10
Relay ActiveD40
Runur AthleticsE28
Runur Athletics
SprintsB12
Team Hoyt
WrightsockC22

Distributors

Core Holistics LLCD36
OS1stB32

Drinks

Blueshift NutritionC31

Financial Services

NEWPRO Home SolutionsC51

Fitness Equipment

KT TapeH54
Matrix FitnessE20

Gels & Creams

The Healing Rose CompanyD34

Gyms

Row HouseG29

Health & Fitness Practitioners

Correct ToesG46
Mass General BrighamG50
MoveStudiosI10
My GymK30
Team HoytK50

Industry Body

The Healing Rose CompanyD34

Kids & Running

Runur Athletics

Media

Beasley MediaF29
Boston.com
COUNTRY 102.5
Rock 92.9
SIX03EV5
Sports Hub 98.5
T-MOBILEI54
The Running Channel
WROR 105.7

Nutrition

Alete NutritionB12
Blueshift NutritionC31
DrankfulC32
IxcelaE48
Levelle NutritionD40
The Healing Rose CompanyD34
XACT NUTRITIOND28

Race Organiser

Azores Trail Run®EV3
Freihofer's Run for WomenEV10
Great Runs
Latinos RunJ54
RaceRavesH20
Stride for StrideJ50

Race Software

Recovery & Injury Prevention

CEP SportsE20
ChiRunningG20
Deanietheyogini
HOTSHOT Sports ShotC30
HyperIceF10
HyperIceH30
IxcelaE48
OOFOSF12
PACTE30
Powered LivingE32
Runur Athletics
The healing roseD34

Retailer

Big Skinny Sports WalletsF28
Marathon SportsB10
Matrix FitnessE20
Runur Athletics

Running Club

Black Marathoners AssociationJ48
Boston Bulldogs Running ClubK38
Dashing WhippetsE44
Girls on the RunK48
Greater Lowell Road RunnersEV6
Healthy Kids RunningG44
Runur Athletics
USATF New EnglandG7

Running Coaches

Runur Athletics

Running Communities

ChiRunningG20
Freihofer's Run for WomenEV10
Latinos RunJ54
None to RunD40
Runur Athletics
Verge Inclusive AthleticsI50

Running Events

All Sports EventsEV11
Boston Athletic AssociationH2
Cape Cod Marathon WeekendE36
Clarence DeMar MarathonEV1
Freihofer's Run for WomenEV10
Marathon P'tit Train du nordE47
Mayflower Wind Cape Cod Marathon WeekendE36
New Bedford HalfEV9
RACE Cancer FoundationJ40
RaceAwesome.comD50
Ragnar EventsEV6
Rhode Races & EventsEV7
Runur Athletics
Smokey Mountain RelayEV12
Sun Multisport EventsEV1
Team HoytK50
Team Hoyt
YuKanRun.comD32

Running Memorabilia

Runur Athletics
Team HoytK50
Team Hoyt

Socks

BaklineF20
InjinjiJ30
WrightsockC22

Technology

Core Holistics LLCD36
Ordnance SurveyE10
Runur Athletics
VibramF30

Trail Running

Runur Athletics
VibramF30
Xero ShoesH49

Trainers & Sports Shoes

Aetrex, Inc.B10
AltraD20
ASICSC20
Correct ToesG46
Darn Tough VermontF21
Darn Tough VermontF21
FeeturesF20
HilmaC30
HokaC10
OOFOSF12
PumaD10
VibramF30
Xero ShoesH49

Travel & Experience

Runur Athletics

Ultra Running

Runur Athletics
VibramF30
Xero ShoesH49

Welcome to Run Show USA Boston 2023

WELCOME

Nathalie Davies

Portfolio Director
at Racoon Events Inc.

Craig Hanratty

Event Director
at Racoon Events Inc.

It is time! We are stoked to be opening the first edition of the Run Show USA in Boston and hope you love what we have in store for you. We are a small team with a huge ambition to represent the best that the running industry has to offer and it is an honour to bring this show to Boston. This expo is for every runner no matter how far or fast you go, it offers interactive experiences, amazing content from our line-up of inspirational speakers and well-known top brands for you to shop.

After postponing this event in 2022, we have worked hard all year to bring together brands offering new products, live action and show offers to create an epic launch in America’s city of running. The best way to navigate around the show and find the brands you want is through the Exhibitors link on this Show Guide where you can find an A to Z of all brands. Make sure you check out all the awesome brands at the event, some of which are brought to you by our Official retailer Marathon Sports.

We are incredibly proud of the speaker line up and sessions we have on our stages – we hope you feel inspired! The Marathon Track & Road Stage (sponsored by Sports Tours International) and The Trail & Ultra Stage (sponsored by Runderwear) will play host to speakers including Carl Lewis, Dean Karnazes, Sally McRae, Gary Robbins, Jacky Hunt-Broersma, Dave McGillivray and

many more. Head over to the Agenda button on the Show Guide to see who is speaking, when and where.

Don’t miss interactive features whilst you’re at the show! Join in Yoga for Runners by Deanie the Yogini and get physical in the Strength Training Sessions. Try out the FREE gait analysis by Aetrex, take the kids to the Get Active Zone by MyGym, get advice at the ChiRunning Run Clinic or find a coach at Coaches Corner sponsored by Team Run Run. Don’t miss the Events Village hosted by Race Raves - you can sign up to your next race here. The B.A.A. will be bringing their Gloria Ratti Collection and memorabilia to the show so make sure to stop by and feel inspired. If you’re struggling with pain, the Treatment Room by Wellness in Motion can offer therapy and get you up and running again. After all of that, hang out in the Run Café to meet other runners and share tips for your next challenge! There will be a ton of competitions and guest appearances from other booths in the show too.

Thank you for coming along to the expo and we hope you have a great weekend with us at the first edition of the Run Show Boston. Thank you to our sponsors and partners including Boston.com, Altra, Asics, B.A.A., ChiRunning, Hoka, Hyperice, KT Tape, Marathon Sports, MyGym, OOFOS, Puma, RaceRaves, Runderwear, Sports Tours International, Team Run Run, Wellness in Motion Boston. Your feedback is important and helps us build a better event for the future, so look out for the visitor survey post event too! Happy Running!

Event Highlights

Competitions

Team Run Run - The deal is that the first 50 runners to sign up for and attend a free Team RunRun Coaching Consultation will receive a free pair of Injinji socks! The runner must sign up via our calendar https://calendly.com/teamrunrunsessions/coach-one-on-one-sessions

Once the coaching session is completed, the Team Run Run coach will walk the runner over to the Injinji booth and they'll fit them with their free pair of socks. Easy! Don't miss $19 off first month of coaching when you sign up for a Coach at the show.

Darn ToughHead over to spin the wheel on the Darn Tough booth to be in with a chance to win a prize! Win a pair of socks, Win A Darn Tough Hat, Win a Friends and Family card to get 6 pairs at a discount, and win a Darn Tough sticker.  At the last event, this booth had a queue around the event to join in the fun – don’t miss this opportunity!

ChiRunning - Don't miss the raffle giveaway for a Gold Membership to ChiSchool. One winner per day (Sat and Sun). Stop by to meet founder and author, Danny Dreyer, who will be available to autograph books at the booth too!

HotShot Sports Shot - Want to win free product, t-shirts, hats and other prizes? Stop by the HOTSHOT booth and spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize! Win a HOTSHOT t-shirt, running hat, squeeze bottles, free product, race cow bell and more. You won’t want to miss it so stop by early before the swag runs out!

Team Verge - Stop by the Team Verge booth and tell them why you run! Enter a raffle for a chance to win great prizes to up your game no matter your ability level. You can also roll the foam dice for a chance to win a Tshirt. 

Shopping

PUMA - keep your eyes open for a brand new product... exclusively launching at the Run Show Boston!

Marathon Sports - head over to their booth and find their merch for sale as well as some well known brands from in store too. If you arrive early, you could snag a free tee or hat at the entrance!

Create My VictoryHead to the Create My Victory booth and take a fun photo in their photobooth with Boston Marathon props & World Major flagsshare to social media and spread the word!

Finish Strong Foundation - Dream Big, Run Across America and Finish Strong are 3x inspirational books for all ages written by Dave McGillivray - these will be on sale at their booth space in the show!

Workshops

MoveStudio - You'll find the mobile wellness stage in the corner of the expo where Wellness in Motion will be holding Strength Training sessions for visitors to join in and have fun! Look out for competitions and big prizes in this area too!

Aligned Technology - Check out Aligned Technology who will be doing red light therapy as well as blue light therapy demonstrations. These help inflammation and promoting new cell turn over for muscle and joint pain, scar tissue, pain management, anti aging benefits, and acne benefits

Meet and greet

Meet Laura Green - Known for her hilarious reels and can do attitude on social media, Laura Green will be meeting and greeting fans to hand out her famous stickers! Don't miss her Saturday 1pm in the VIP Lounge.

Nix Biosensors - Dean Karnazes will be signing his book in our booth from 1:30-2:30pm after his panel session on Sunday!

Race offers

Race Awesome - Get 10% off any race entry when signing up at the expo. Plus FREE SWAG Giveaway!

All Sports Events - Anyone signing up for the Wallis Sands Half at the show will receive a free hydration belt!

Jenna Prandini

Jenna Prandini

With times of 10.92 and 21.89 seconds, Jenna is one of the fastest female sprinters in the world. She is the 2022 World 4x100m Champion and has silver medals in the 4x100m from the 2021 Olympic Games 2015 World Championships. She is a two times USATF 200m Champion and winner of the prestigious Bowerman Awards for her NCAA success at the University of Oregon.

Susan Hurley

Susan Hurley

Susan Hurley, owner and founder of Charity Teams, an organization that helps charity runners train and fundraise for major marathons like New York, Chicago, and Boston, lives in North Andover.

Todd Falker

Todd Falker

Todd Falker is Team Head of Puma running footwear. For over 20 years, he has worked in the footwear industry with companies like Nike, Saucony, and Altra as a product manager, leading overall product strategy with design and development. Also a runner who ran competitively in college as a 1500m specialist and XC national qualifier before moving to the marathon and ultras, Todd has run 94 marathons and plans to finish #100 in 2024.

Kim Raubenheimer

Kim Raubenheimer

Struggling with my own nutrition and fitness over the years….anorexia in my 20s, Hashimotos in my 30s and beyond, and Diastasis Recti after our 2nd son was born in my 40s, and post menopausal. Now in my late 50s, I have a lot to share. I saw a need for supporting women; especially working Moms with diastasis recti. I did not tap into support while juggling professions and raising our boys. I wanted to share my knowledge from all my certifications, studying with experts, experimenting on my own body and more with women so they don’t have to struggle figuring it out like I did. YourHealthSense was created while I was raising our boys, working full time as a print producer and teaching fitness and nutrition. Here’s to supporting women!

Suzanne Jones Walmsley

Suzanne Jones Walmsley

Jones Walmsley is a 30+ year sports industry professional and has been a runner since the early ‘80s when she first gave the sport a try in middle school. She was a member of the Notre Dame Academy (Hingham) Cross Country team during the years when the school won 4 consecutive All-State Titles, the first two on JV and the last two in the Top 7.

A walk-on at the University of Maryland, College Park, Walmsley competed on the varsity cross country and track teams before transferring to Harvard University. At Harvard, Walmsley became a 5x Division I All American and represented the United States at the 1989 World University Games. In 1989, she was ranked as the #1 collegian and 4th in the country in the 10K. She was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2006.

Jones Walmsley was awarded an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship which she used to complete her Masters in Sports Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During her time in Amherst, she was a graduate assistant coach for the UMass Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. A nine-year career at Wellesley College followed as Associate Director of Athletics.

Jones Walmsley began working for the Boston Athletic Association in 2000 as an Assistant Coach of the B.A.A. Running Club and has served in her current role as the B.A.A.’s first Director of Youth and Community Engagement since 2014, She derives personal and professional satisfaction – and great joy – in sharing her passion for the sport of running with others.

Liz Rock

Liz Rock

Liz Rock is the Co-Founder / Co-Organizer of The Bra Run and TrailblazHers Run Co. Her motto is that movement is power and that it’s not about being perfect, but it’s about pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone. “Movement is for everyBODY.” Her passion for fitness stemmed from her own health/wellness journey about seven years ago. She’s done numerous races, run 4 Marathons (Boston, New York, London & Chicago), and has completed a century ride. She’s an advocate for Women, Community Leader, and Organizer. Her passions span beyond just running/ cycling miles; she is on a mission to create safe and accessible spaces for women.

Zoë Rom

Zoë Rom

Zoë Rom is Editor In Chief of Trail Runner, Managing Editor of Women’s Running, Writer/Editor at Outside Run, and co-authoring the forthcoming book Becoming a Sustainable Runner (August 2023). Her work has appeared in Outside, REI Co-op Journal, Discover, Rock & Ice, Backpacker, and Threshold Podcast. She currently hosts and produces the DNF Podcast.

A passionate environmental steward and activist, Zoë serves as chairperson for Runners for Public Lands’ National Advisory Council. Zoë writes and runs in Carbondale, Colorado.

Karolyn Bowley

Karolyn Bowley

Karolyn is 53 years old, lives in Middletown RI and is married with 4 children (all boys)… ages from 17 to 24 years old (NOT one runner!!). She has been a kindergarten teacher for the past 27 years.

She joined the BAA 5 years ago and has been running on the BAA master’s racing team. Every morning she’s out the door at 5:00am to get her run in and start her day!!

She has been a runner since high school where she was a 2x High Cross Country Rhode Island state champion in her junior and senior years. She ran for Rhode Island College for a short time but kept getting injured. She took a break for a while to focus on her career, family, and raising four children. Then for her own sanity, I=she decided to get back into running in her early 40s and began competing in local races.

Running is her passion. Her marathon training really took off when she decided to run the Boston Marathon in 2013. Being a New England runner, Boston was always on her bucket list for marathons. After completing her first Boston Marathon in 2:57:41, she was motivated to return for the following 4 years. Through her 40s, she began running faster and faster with some great coaching and also being part of an amazing team! It’s the team spirit that keeps her motivated and running with other amazing women.

THEN she turned 50…she still kept running faster and decided to try to break some 50-54 American track records. She managed to break the outdoor 1500m record a few days after she turned 50 and then went onto indoors and broke the 1500, mile, and 3000 American records.

This past spring she was excited to come back to Boston and finally run the marathon with the BAA’s women’s master’s team. Although she battled the course with a hip injury, she managed to break 3 hours and finish in 2:57:48 and lead her team to a first place finish!

Fall 2021 her team also placed first at the XC club nationals in Florida.

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey

Brian’s running journey started when he was seven years old and completed a 10K road race with his mom. The rest of his youth, Brian mostly did “ball sports” like soccer and basketball. After failing to make the cut for his high school soccer team, Brian decided to join the cross country team, mostly as a way to make friends. Brian improved throughout high school, eventually winning two Maryland state championships in the 1600m his senior year. At Carnegie Mellon University, Brian was a five-time Division III All-American, with a top finish of 2nd in the 5000m at the 2009 Outdoor Track Championships. After college, Brian moved to Boston to pursue his PhD and joined the Boston Athletic Association. Brian has represented the USA in three international races: twice in 2012 at the Armagh Road 5K where he ran his PR of 14:00 and Ras na hEireann 6K XC, and again in 2016 at the Great Edinburgh XCountry International Challenge 8K.

For the past 8 years, Brian’s passion in running has shifted to the marathon distance. Brian’s fastest marathon time is 2:17:05; he has run under 2:21 on ten occasions. Brian qualified for three US Marathon Olympic Trials (2016, 2020, and 2024), and finished 32nd in the 2016 Marathon Trials. Brian has run three Boston Marathons, finishing in the top 30 each time. Brian’s wife, Stefani, also runs marathons competitively for the BAA. When he is not running, Brian is a biomedical engineer at ZOLL Medical and loves playing and learning with his energetic, opinionated, and precocious five-year-old daughter, Olive. Most recently, Brian paced Emily Sisson to American Records in the half marathon and marathon.

Bernie Jones

Bernie Jones

Bernie Jones is a lifelong runner who has consistently redefined his relationship with the sport and particularly the role competition plays within it.

After time as a solid small-college distance runner, Bernie joined the BAA with goal of qualifying for the Olympic Trials in the marathon. He missed that mark but had strong showings at multiple major marathons including a top 25 finish in Chicago, top 50 in Boston, and as first American in Berlin.

Life moved him to San Francisco for 7 years, where he stepped back from competitive running but no further from the sport, becoming President of one of the Bay Area’s largest and most competitive running clubs. When he moved back to Boston 5 years ago, he rejoined the BAA and most recently committed to returning to a new definition of competitive running as he transitions to the Masters ranks, and has loved the camaraderie and sense of shared purpose from running with the club again, albeit with new goals and life circumstances.

Bernie lives in the suburbs of Boston with his wife and two young boys and has a day job at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a member of their executive team.

Christine Goldman

Christine Goldman

Christine M. Goldman is 55 with 2 grown children. She has had a genetic form of diabetes since age 13, and took insulin shots for 17 years, but no longer needs them, or any diabetes medication, with marathon training and a vegan diet.

She has run 15 Boston Marathons (and qualified for 17) and numerous others (Chicago, New York City, Berlin, etc). She has done 28 marathons total to date

After experiencing the events at the 2013 Boston Marathon, Christine volunteered to run 10 Marathons for the Martin Richard Foundation on Team MR8, raising $60,000 and counting…

After doing years of training on her own, Christine joined the B.A.A. Running Club out of a desire to be amongst like-minded fellow runners who are passionate about running, training and racing. She wanted to belong to this community and support the B.A.A.’s commitment to healthy, active lifestyles for all through running.

Christine most recently taught chemistry at Boston College for 20 years.

Sarah Healy

Sarah Healy

A former B.A.A. club member, Sarah Dupré Healy is now a USATF Level 1 Coach and coaches the B.A.A. Running Club and Racing Team. Dupré Healy ran on nine national teams for Canada, winning the 2000 Canadian Cross-Country Championships and the 2001 Canadian 10k Road Racing title, and was a four-time NCAA Division I All-American at Providence College. Dupré Healy lives in Newton, MA with her husband and two sons, who both run high school cross-country and track.

Tom Grilk

Tom Grilk

Tom Grilk is the retired Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Athletic Association | Boston Marathon.

He served as President of the B.A.A. beginning in 2003, becoming Executive Director in 2011, and then serving as President & CEO from 2016 until 2022. He was a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Board of Directors from 2011 – 2022, having initially incorporated the organization in 2006.
In addition to his duties as the B.A.A.’s Chief Executive Officer, he served as the Boston Marathon’s finish line announcer from 1979 through 2013, and he is a former marathon competitor, with a personal best of 2:49 and a personal best at Boston of 2:54.

He was for many years a corporate and business lawyer, both with the Boston law firm Hale and Dorr and serving as counsel and general counsel to Boston area technology companies. He and his wife lived for three years in Tokyo, Japan. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School.

In 2018 he was recognized by Boston Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston.

Tom Hooper

Tom Hooper

Tom decided to combine his love for racing and his skill for bringing people together in order to create SIX03 Endurance.

Tom’s knowledge of endurance racing, road races, and obstacle course racing granted him access to a plethora of like minded athletes. He put out the call and gathered a handful of athletes with various backgrounds to create what is now SIX03 Endurance.

He has hosted Multiple USATF National Trail and Mountain Championships and is currently a USATF -MUT Staff member.

Adina Crawford

Adina Crawford

Adina Crawford is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in teaching meditation and mindfulness. She is also a certified Aqua bootcamp instructor. She is a mentor, motivator, advocate, and community influencer.

Her calling to teach yoga has been about diversity and community, understanding that each person is unique and at a different level and growth. Diversity is the community together. Her specialty in yoga is Vinyasa, Sculpt, and Restorative. She has collaborated and taught at various companies such as Lululemon, Athleta, Oiselle, and many other local and community events.

Currently, she is an ambassador for Trek Bicycles, Black Girls Run, Terry Bikes, Honeystinger and Nuun, Emcee for Girls on the Run DC and REI Co-op Partner. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Black Girls Run Foundation.

Adina is an avid fitness enthusiast who loves creating space for communities. In 2016 she completed her first marathon in Chicago and the Boston virtual marathon in Boston in October 2021, since then she has completed numerous half-marathons, triathlons, and cycling events. In October 2022 Adina received a Proclamation from Mayor Dominic Sarno from the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. There is now an official “Adina Crawford Day” every October 30th.

Her goal is to bring more diversity and awareness to the mat and spread the love of all the benefits of yoga, meditation coupled with other activities is beneficial. YOGA IS FOR EVERYBODY.

Becca Pizzi

Becca Pizzi

Becca is 42 years old, and lives in Belmont MA with her husband Joe and 14 year old daughter Taylor.Having been the first American female to run the World Marathon Challenge in 2016- 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, Becca went back, and made history by running it again and setting the Guinness Book of World Record; 6 Days, 7 Hours and 58 minutes. Her current goal is to complete a marathon in all 50 states, Becca is training for her 6th World Marathon Major in Tokyo and her 19th consecutive Boston Marathon this April. She attributes her success to the her family and the Boston running Community who both have inspired her and supported her dreams. Becca is author of children’s book, Becca’s Feat on Feet, which has sold in all 50 states. She is most passionate about directing the 8th annual Becca Pizzi 5k race in Belmont, and the Becca Pizzi Foundation which has awarded over 50k in scholarships and athletic gear and equipment.

Paul Clerici

Paul Clerici

Bestselling author Paul Clerici for decades has written extensively about the sport of running, especially the Boston Marathon, which he has run 23 times.

In his Boston Marathon books, the award-winning writer takes readers through the colorful 26.2-mile journey – mile by mile, town by town, story by story. With his unique vast array of experience and knowledge, he brings the great race to life through informative, humorous, and enlightening detail that includes stories about every moment, landmark, and portion of the course – the very beginnings of the race in Ashland; various start lines in Hopkinton; the year in which a train cut through the race in Framingham; the Scream Tunnel of women at Wellesley College; the Johnny Kelley statue in Newton; different finish lines in Boston; and much more – from its start in 1897 to present day.

A freelance journalist, photographer, and former newspaper editor, he delivers talks and lectures at libraries, historical societies, bookstores, running clubs; appears at expos, book signings, group meetings, on television (NECN, cable stations, etc.) and radio (NPR, local and city stations, etc.), and media outlets including The Boston Globe and Cape Cod Times. Race director of the Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk in Walpole, Mass., he has competed in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon – including two triathlons and 43 marathons – and has won numerous age-group and Clydesdale running awards.

Author of Boston Marathon History by the Mile; Images of Modern America: The Boston Marathon; Born to Coach: The Story of Bill Squires; A History of the Falmouth Road Race; History of the Greater Boston Track Club; and Oregon Running Legend Steve Prefontaine, books will be available to purchase and can be signed by the author.

Scott Jenkins

Scott Jenkins

Scott Jenkins lives and works in London, UK for Johnson & Johnson. Scott is the current British record holder for the Moab 240 race in Utah and is the 1st Welshman to complete this race, the Bigfoot 200, and Cocodona 250 (the USA’s longest trail race) as well as being the 2nd ever Welshman to complete Badwater 135. He has also completed the canal slam, a series of 3 races (130, 145 and 145-mile races) along the UK canal systems finishing 6th overall. Scott started his ultra career running from Boston to Austin (2000 miles) running 75 marathons in 75 days. Scott’s preferred distance is anything over 100 miles, especially 200 milers and is fast becoming the UKs 200 Mile Ultramarathon Man. He also ensures he crews and paces other runners as well so has a unique insight into creating his own challenges, running races and crewing.

Scott has raised over £85,000 for a variety of different charities, all of which have a special connection to through his running. In recognition of this, Scott is 1 of 3 UK Ambassadors for the charity Operation Smile. Scott is a firm believer in growth mindset, work/life balance and making memories to look back on through helping and inspiring others.

Jacky Hunt-Broersma

Jacky Hunt-Broersma

Jacky is an amputee runner who just broke the record for consecutive marathons, by running a marathon everyday for a 104 days, a total of 2779 miles.

She hopes this will inspire others to get out of their comfort zones and try something new and truly see what they are capable of, and to raise money for Amputee Blade Runners, a charity who provide running blades for amputees.

Jacky has been an amputee runner for 5 years.

Gary Robbins

Gary Robbins

Gary Robbins has been one of Canada’s top ultra-marathon distance runners for the past 15 years. He’s attained many podiums, course records, and “fastest known times” over the years, including his still standing course record at the HURT Hawaii 100 miler, where he’s been the course record holder for over a decade, running the two fastest times in the history of the race.

He is perhaps best known however for his three non-finishes of the world’s toughest footrace, The Barkley Marathons. A documentary titled “Where Dreams Go To Die” captured his journey and has been viewed online over 2.5 million times.

Gary calls Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada home, along with his wife, son, dog and two cats. While struggling with a lack of races throughout the pandemic he still managed to run two 100 mile efforts. His first was charity run on a treadmill in his garage while raising money for British Columbia Search and Rescue organizations, and his second was a route he dreamt up from his front door that had over 30,000 feet of vert up and over six local mountains.

Gary is a race director and running coach by trade, and his events series, “Coast Mountain Trail Running” has donated over $350,000 back to local search and rescue and trails organizations over the years.

Rudy Novotny

Rudy Novotny

With a career spanning well over two decades and 1500 races Rudy Novotny is among the most sought after voices in the industry.  While Rudy’s personal racing experiences span over 40 years his legacy on the microphone provides him so much fun that this sub 3:00 marathoner enjoys training his voice as much as his legs.

Rudy’s work calendar has featured such events as the Los Angeles Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, Carlsbad Marathon, RunDisney Races, Route 66 Marathon, Buffalo Marathon, Orange County Marathon just to name a few.

Rudy is credited by many for bringing a higher regard to the craft of sports hosting at races but his strongest asset many not be his deep booming voice and more his ability to connect with participants on a meaningful level with many choosing to follow him from race to race.

Rudy resides in Carlsbad California and can be found living the Southern California lifestyle, running, cycling and hang out at the beach with his Australian Shepherd Reilly.

Mark Lowenstein

Mark Lowenstein

Mark is Chief Running Officer of Great Runs, the ultimate guide to the best places to run in destinations worldwide. The website and responsive mobile app features curated running routes across thousands of unique locations, all researched by a global team of editors. A lifelong recreational runner and outdoors enthusiast, Mark is also the author of three running guide books, including Great Runs in Boston.  While not a seasoned racer or marathoner, Mark is in the midst of a self-developed ‘personal fitness challenge’ of consecutive days of vigorous activity, now going on eight years.  Mark has also had a long career as a telecom industry executive and consultant. He lives with his wife in Brookline, MA — flush by the 23 mile mark of the Boston Marathon.
Alyssa Clark

Alyssa Clark

Alyssa Clark is an American Ultrarunner and Endurance Adventurer currently based in Monterey, California. She is most well known for running 95 Marathons in 95 Days setting a Women’s Guinness World Record for consecutive days running a marathon distance as well as being the first woman to set a Supported FKT record on the 350 mile Pinhoti trail. She has run and competed all over the world and seeks to take on the most challenging ultras across the globe. Her deepest passion in ultra running is 100+ mile mountain races and adventures. Alyssa and her husband Codi, are passionate ski mountaineering and alpine athletes as well as trail runners. With Codi’s career in the Navy, they have explored many parts of Europe as well as Hawaii, Florida and now California. The couple adopted two stray cats in Italy, affectionately known as Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute. Both cats enjoy being walked outside as much as their owners love the mountains.

Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis is a Chicago-born, Boston resident who has committed to living a life as an advocate of truth, justice, and equity for all.  Jeff founded the Boston Chapter of Black Men Run to create a healthy community that enriches the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of all Black Men. Black Men Run Boston (BMR) started in August, 2020 and has since grown to 25 members and over 900 social media followers.

Professionally, Jeff is a people & culture professional focused on maximizing the human experience in working environments.  Currently working as a People Business Partner with a portfolio of 280 people for a national education reform non-profit. He believes in the exponential potential of all persons to achieve incredible outcomes, if allowed to be their most authentic selves. He supports operations capacity, team growth strategy, and technology implementation amongst other areas.

Personally, Jeff is a loving partner of 10 years’ of marriage and the parent of two beautiful young boys.  He is a blerd who believes in Black heroes, sharing more BIPOC stories; runs for the joy and pain of it and finds balance via yoga and therapy.  He runs every Saturday with his brothers at BMR Boston.

Adrienne Benton

Adrienne Benton

Adrienne is an enthusiast and advocate for the sport of distance running and has worked, through a variety of initiatives and organizations to bring more seniors and people of color into the sport. Adrienne has always believed that physical activity is a pillar of good health however, did not begin her run journey until 2014 when one of her siblings completed a 5k. Adrienne stated, “At the time, I couldn’t run a mile!” Since 2014 she has completed a number of 5k, 10k and Half Marathons and most notably has completed eight (8) marathons which includes five (5) of the Abbott Majors. NYC (2017, 2021), Boston (2018, 2021), Chicago (2019), Berlin (2021), London (2022).

Adrienne is business owner, philanthropist, a member of the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) Board of Governors, the Boston Running Collaborative (BRC) Steering Committee, a member of Black Girls Run – Boston and the National Black Marathoners Association.

“One of my goals is to become a better equipped ambassador for the sport of distance running and to support the B.A.A. in its goals to close racial disparities in the sport & in life across our nation.” Adrienne R Benton

Tony Reed

Tony Reed

Anthony (Tony) Reed, CPA, PMP is the CEO of the Caribbean Endurance Sports Corporation, Executive Director of the National Black Marathoners Association, Dallas Marathon board member, and producer/director of the documentary entitled “Breaking Three Hours: Trailblazing African American Women Marathoners.” This certified distance running coach, 132-time marathon finisher, and marathon world history maker was inducted into the National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame.

 

In 2007, he became the first black male in the world to run marathons on all seven continents, including Antarctica. In 2013, he became one of about fifty people in the world, who completed the marathon “hat trick” when he finished over (1) 100 marathons, including a marathon (2) on all seven continents, and (3) in all 50 States. He’s also completed over fifty marathons in one State, Texas.

 

As a former 500 Fortune 500 executive, he implemented multi-million dollar, international technology projects. The business, IT, travel, and sports publications which have featured/quoted him include the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, PMI Today, Dallas Morning News, Runner’s World, USA Today, Ebony, Southern Living, and the Journal of Accountancy. His latest autobiographical book is From the Road Race to the Rat Race: Essays from a Black Executive Marathoner (2020). He was also featured in the book, Yes! I’m Fed Up. Now What? 4 Self-Driven Steps to MOVE Your Well-Being and Work Forward by Bridgette L. Collins.

 

He holds two graduate degrees (management and accounting) and two undergraduate degrees (management and mathematics), as well as holding professional certifications in accounting (CPA), project management (PMP), and supply chain management. He’s taught project management, IT, accounting, and business collegiate courses and seminars. And he’s authored six books and over fifty articles about running, business, leadership, and technical in publications ranging from Runner’s World to ComputerWorld.

Kelly McLay

Kelly McLay

Kelly McLay tries to live life to its fullest everyday. From Boston, this mom, wife, marathoner, author, keynote speaker, and global traveler, values living by the mantra, “happy days.”  In 2017, she won the Antarctic Ice Marathon, the world’s southernmost marathon and followed this up in 2018 with her second 7 continents finish by completing the World Marathon Challenge (7 marathons 7 continents 7 days) one of only 49 women in the world to have completed this challenge. She additionally earned her World Marathon Majors’ 6th star the same year becoming the first woman to finish the World Marathon Challenge & World Marathon Majors. Kelly is not only a mother of two, an author, an inspiring speaker and global traveler, but she owns and operates her own business, Fitness International Travel, has completed 70+ marathons across the globe, is a level one RCAA certified coach, and passionate balega ambassador.  With over 20 years’ experience in guiding and developing travel to all seven continents specializing in sports packages, Kelly is your expert when it comes to seeing the world.  Kelly resides just north of Boston with her husband John, daughter Scarlett, son Bodhi and very new baby girl.
Ramon Bermo

Ramon Bermo

Ramon Bermo is the American Cancer Society’s Director of Development – Endurance for the Northeast region and has been working in the non-profit endurance events field for the last 24 years.

Bermo works with some of the largest running events in the US and around the world to provide a fun and meaningful experience to those who choose to make their miles more meaningful by fundraising towards the American Cancer Society’s mission. An athlete himself for 44 years, Bermo and has competed in and completed in hundreds of endurance events including 95 marathons, 13 ironmans, and many ultramarathons spanning up to 240 miles.  In September he completed the Tor des Geants 330 km trail race in the Italian Alps.
Over his career, Bermo, who particularly likes working with first time runners, has coached thousands of athletes and his role with the American Cancer Society fulfills his passion for the sport and his personal mission to making the world a better place.

As Bermo says, “You have miles and then you have meaningful miles, I am always driven to the latter.”

Aaron Perry

Aaron Perry

Aaron Perry is TIME Magazine 50 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2018.
http://time.com/collection/health-care-50/

On September 11, 2005, Aaron became the worlds 1st Insulin Dependent African American
Diabetic to complete the Ironman Triathlon. Today, he remains the only African American
Diabetic to complete the worlds most grueling endurance event.

Aaron is President of Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association (RLWA), whose overarching
goal is ensuring that African American men and boys living in under-represented
communities who bear the heaviest burden of disease and poor health status, can live fuller
and healthier lives. https://rebalanced-life.org/

National Recognition
Aaron opened the nation’s first Men’s Health & Education Center located inside the City of
Madison largest Black Barbershop. He received national recognition on the Megyn Kelly
Today Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3tS1BLB4mg

Aaron’s organization (RLWA) was recently awarded the State of Wisconsin most
Innovative Non-Profit Organization of the Year in 2018.

Aaron is the National Director of Health, Wellness & Disease Prevention for Black Men
Run 50 Chapters across 25 States. https://blkmenrun.com/

Education
Marycrest International University & MATC Police Academy Graduate

The Mirnavator

The Mirnavator

Mirna Valerio is a native of Brooklyn, NY, a former educator, cross-country coach, ultrarunner, obstacle course enthusiast, and author of the recently published memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress. Although she began running in high school, she recommitted to the sport after a health scare in 2008. It was then that her love for running and all its attendant benefits were reignited. She soon started her blog Fatgirlrunning, about her experiences as a larger woman in a world of thinner athletes. Mirna’s athletic story was featured in the WSJ, Runner’s World, on the NBC Nightly News, CNN, on the CW Network, and in the viral REI-produced documentary short, The Mirnavator. Her writing has been featured in Women’s Running Magazine, Self Magazine Online, Outside Online, and Runner’s World Magazine. Most recently, she was chosen as a 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

Sally McRae

Sally McRae

Sally McRae is a professional ultra-mountain runner, recently winning the Toughest Footrace on the Planet, BADWATER 135.

For almost a decade, Sally has raced up mountains around the globe while passionately encouraging others to live a real and courageous life.

Sally is a wife, mother of two, and owns and operates her own coaching and consulting business alongside her husband. Born and raised in Southern California, you can often find Sally training on her favorite mountain Mount Baldy, in the San Gabriel mountains.

 

Denise Sauriol

Denise Sauriol

Coach Denise, AKA The Marathon Whisperer, has been coaching runners of all abilities and ages since 2010. She started coaching part-time after surviving a near fatal car accident. It’s been her way to give back to running for what running has given to her since she first laced up her running shoes in the 4th grade. Fast forward to 2016 and Denise left her 26-year career to coach full-time because she is that passionate about sharing running and finish lines with anyone that comes her way. She has guided runners to their first mile all the way to 100-mile ultra-marathons.   She recently published a book to help runners complete their first marathon, “Me, You & 26.2 -Coach Denise’s Guide to Get YOU to YOUR First Marathon” She has been featured on NBC, BBC, ABC, Runner’s World, Women’s Running, etc.

Denise is also a Co-founder of Girls on the Run-Chicago. Her own running career spans 27 years of Marathoning. She has personally run over 300 races across 7 Continents. This includes 123 marathons, 2 Ironman triathlons and 2 100-mile ultramarathons. Her goal in working with her clients is to help them run their first, fastest and or funnest race.

Alli Felsenthal

Alli Felsenthal

Coach Alli, Founder of RUNWITHALLI™ , LLC Coaching, is an expert in helping runners enjoy running distances of all sorts injury-free. Alli takes ownership of training her athletes on how to perfect their running form and running mechanics.

Alli believes that being a Coach means being a part of an athlete’s journey, keeping open lines of communication with every athlete that a coaching relationship entails. She works with runners of all backgrounds and ages that have different fitness goals and needs. Alli is keen on tailoring personalizing programming to each athlete’s individualized needs to help them achieve their running personal bests. Suppose you want to learn how to run a mile, learn how to run for stress relief, learn how to run for weight loss, or learn how to run correctly to prevent injuries. In that case, Alli will work with you closely to help you get to where you want to be while keeping the training process progressive and fun!

If you want to run with better running form, run farther and faster injury-free, and create a personalized
training program, Coach Alli can help you!

She is an expert in run coaching, a competitive distance runner, and a natural leader, and her accomplishments include:

Education:
• 8x Marathoner with a PB of 03:02:48, Founder & CEO, of RUNWITHALLI™ , LLC Run Coaching, Masters in Economics, Graduate of Ithaca College, UESCA Certified Running Coach, NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Performance Exercise Specialist, Precise Nutrition Coach, TRX Certified Trainer,
NASM Behavior Change Specialist.
Awards, Titles, and Designations:
• Boston Qualifier 5x
• 5K x 4 – 19:06 minutes
• 10K x 1 – 40:27 minutes
• Half Marathon x 8 – 01 hour 38 minutes to a 01 hour 25 minutes
• Marathon x 8 3 hours 45 minutes 53 seconds to a 03 hour 02 minutes 48 seconds
• Ultra Marathon 3x Finisher

Other Info:
• Have customers she coaches virtually throughout the USA in over eight states.
• Swam competitively in high school, Had a career change at age 27 after being in Corporate America
working in digital ad tech for six years before switching to a full-time fitness pro and running coach.
• She lived in her tiny studio Brooklyn, NY apartment for the entire pandemic. During this time, Alliturned her 100% in-person business to 100% remote coaching. She created a workspace to film her
content in her newly DIY-made gym, office, and bedroom.

When you want to enjoy running distances of all sorts injury-free, you need someone you can count on to run
coaching and competitive distance running.

Alli will help you run with better running form, run farther and run faster injury-free!

Follow Alli on Instagram: @runwithalli
Learn more about the RUNWITHALLI™ , LLC coaching services: www.runwithalli.com
For coaching, email Coach Alli: [email protected]

Steve Fleck

Steve Fleck

Steve Fleck is one of the leading Endurance Sports Race/Event Announcers, Commentators & Emcees in North America for cycling, running and triathlon races and events. It’s a natural extension of life spent running, cycling and racing triathlons since his mid-teens and wearing multiple hats in and around the Business of Endurance Sports in Sales, Business Development, Marketing, and Communications. He lives in Aurora, Ontario with his wife, Paolina.
Henry Ward

Henry Ward

Henry Ward is a 51 year old ultrarunner who grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts, and currently resides in Chandler, Arizona.

Hello, my name is Henry Ward, and am a recovering alcoholic and addict and also an ultrarunner. I have been in recovery since November 17, 2008.  I have been married to my beautiful wife for 16 years, and we have an adorable nine  year old son. I am a chef by trade, and I love to run. But this so-called normal life wasn’t always the case.

You see, for 22 years, I abused drugs and alcohol. I should be dead. I had numerous drug and alcohol-related arrests. I almost lost my family. I almost lost my life. So the biggest challenge of my life came when I had to finally admit my addiction and seek help. I made one of the best decisions in my life and I checked myself into Valley Hope Tempe, and have been sober ever since. That was November 2008.

One thing I know about addiction is you have to be 100% ready and 100% committed to stopping forever and they say “hit rock bottom.” Completely understanding that I could never drink or use again was huge for me.Running has been critical in my recovery. Like I previously mentioned,  I’ve been sober since November 2008 and it wasn’t until 2013 that I found running. Although I know deep down inside I will never use or drink again, I still had a void in my life that needed to be filled. The two years leading up to May 2013 when I found running I was becoming a squirrely mess. I had no hobbies. I had a lot of built-up energy inside they needed to release. Once I found running I found my new addiction.  Though I wasn’t drinking or using, I became restless, and sort of a dry drunk. I knew I needed to do something.

I had asked a friend that we were going to be visiting, if he was going to run an 8k race (Glassfest 8k) where he lived. In Corning, NY.   He said he would run if I did. I said sign me up! I didn’t even know how far an 8k was at the time!  I ran two times leading up to the big day while pushing Sebastian in his stroller, and ran with him in the race.

I hated every second of the race, and vowed never to run again. Every time a runner passed me, I got more and more angry. I honestly wanted to trip, elbow all runners I saw.  But when I finished, I received a glass medallion, and also had a feeling that I will never forget. A feeling of accomplishment, and happiness, that prompted me to seek out another race as we went back to the friend’s house. I signed up for a 5k, then a 4 miler the following weekend.  Google: running races waltham ma = Race Around Waltham Series!  The race I am most grateful for is the Glassfest 8k, because I did not give up, I did not quit.

I loved how I felt during and after running. Well, sometimes not feeling it while running, The runner’s high, and endorphin kick was like no other. I am thankful that I found running, and it has changed my life for the better. Not only does it help keep me sober, it helps me feel balanced, and live life on life’s terms.  I was hooked on racing, then once it became easier, I really was hooked on running.

I quickly realized that I really enjoyed pushing myself to go further, and knew early on that I could be a distance runner.  I registered for the Boston Marathon Half Marathon in October 2013.  This was a big deal, and all I thought about! I did well, and knew after completing it I wanted more.  What is the progression, a full marathon!  I registered for the 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon and really enjoyed the long distance training runs leading up to the race. I ran the Wineglass Marathon in October, then the following year I ran 8 marathons!  I was hooked on this distance, until I heard about ultrarunning.  My 1st question was, “why would anyone want to run more than 26.2 miles?”  Well, I did!  I started asking questions, joining groups, and reading about this ultrarunning thing.

My 1st ultra was Manchester to Monadnock.  I thought I was prepared for this, but the reality is that I had no idea what I was in for.  I really did enjoy all aspects of the event and learned a lot from it.  I was now obsessed with more.  With addicts, there is no such thing as moderation.  It is more, more and more!

Once I started to have some success in my running I realized that running could give me a platform to share my story of hope. I signed up to do a stage race in Patagonia Argentina in 2017 and started raising funds for that. I wanted to do some out-of-the-box fundraising concepts so that I could reach larger audiences. Quite often, the media got a hold of the story and did some news segments and articles about my story about my recovery which obviously could reach larger masses of people. I did a three hour spinathon at my gym, 12 hour treadmillathon in my friend’s gym in Corning New York, the Boston Marathon quad which is the marathon course four consecutive times, a 24-hour track run, 24-hour desert run all within six months they raised $12,000 for Runwell. The money raised went directly to getting those who could not afford treatment for addiction get the help they needed.  Runwell also encourages running and fitness as part of the recovery process.

Since 2017, I have used my running platform to raise funds and awareness to fight addiction. I have done two 24-Hour desert runs in the middle of the hot Arizona summer, five Boston Marathon quads, and three Mesa Marathon quads, 12 hour treadmill, 24 hour treadmill, and a 66.6 hour treadmill events, 24 hour track run all in fundraising efforts. I try to tell people it’s okay to be an alcoholic and addict. Most alcoholics and addicts don’t want to be the way they are. But there is help, and there is hope. If there’s a tomorrow, there is hope.

When I discovered running in May 2013, my life drastically changed for the better once again. Running helps me live life on life’s terms.  When I start the day with a run the whole day seems to flow better. An afternoon run can help burn off the craziness of a  busy workday.  I’ll take this running addiction over the days and all the madness of my alcohol and drug addiction years. I am living proof that second chances matter. I am on a mission to pay it forward. I want to help others receive treatment. I want to expose them to a whole new world of clarity and optimism. I’m passionate about fighting addiction and serving those living in recovery. I honestly believe that you can do anything you want to do. Sometimes you need help, treatment, guidance, and therapy. The first step is to want to change.

Being an addict, there is no cure.  I have to be careful of being too obsessive, and wanting more, more, more.  I think it is important to be hungry, and progressive, but with that can come a cost.  The most important thing for me is taking care of myself.  The 1st thing I learned in recovery is that I have to take care of myself 1st.  If I do not take care of myself, I cannot take care of anyone else.  I cannot not take care of a job,I cannot take care of our home.  Running is self care for me, but in the same breath if I run too much, I will distance myself from my family, and I will take away from family time.  Family is the 2nd most important thing to me.  I would be nothing without them.  They are my world.  Physically if I run 150 miles a week, constantly race, I will break down.  I know that.  I need to cross train, and build myself to last.  I want to be running when I am 80!  I need to have crazy goals, I just cannot have tooooo many of them be running goals.  As they say in recovery, “one is too many, and 1000 is not enough.”  I need to pick my battles, choose my events wisely.  I am well aware that I am a work in progress, and sometimes I need to be reminded by my wife that I need to cut back the miles, or that I need a rest day or days.  I’ll take this running addiction over the active addiction years 100% of the time.

Dave McGillivray

Dave McGillivray

Founder & President of DMSE Sports, Race Director, Philanthropist, Motivational Speaker and Accomplished Athlete.

From his extraordinary 1978 run across the U.S. to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to serving as technical director then race director of the BAA Boston Marathon since the 1980s, McGillivray has helped organize more than 1,400 mass participatory events since founding DMSE Sports in 1981, while raising millions for worthy causes close to his heart.

Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts is the unlikely force behind the popular blog and women’s running community,  the Badass Lady Gang (now in nearly 20 cities around the world). The self-proclaimed former President of the “I f*cking hate running club” has helped hundreds of thousands of people run everything from 5Ks to marathons and is a coach to thousands of runners every year. 

A force in the body-positive movement, Kelly’s body-positive movement #SportsBraSquad is redefining what strength looks like by helping thousands of women around the world ditch their shirts along with their insecurities.  

Kelly has graced the cover of Women’s Running Magazine’s body issue, was named by Women’s Running Magazine as one of 20 Women Who Are Changing the Sport of Running (And the World), was named by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30 is the host and creator of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast which has been downloaded over 2.5-million times worldwide.

Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes

Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes was named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has raced an competed on all seven continents, and once ran 50 marathons, in all 50 of the US states, in 50 consecutive days. A frequent speaker and New York Times bestselling author, Dean lives with his wife and family in Northern California.

Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis

As an Olympic athlete, Carl Lewis was part of five American Olympic Teams, winning 10 medals, nine of them gold. With unsurpassed talent in the long jump and his speed in the sprints, he has gone places where no other track and field athlete has ever visited. His five Olympic appearances are a record for a male athlete, and many of his Olympic performances were in world or Olympic record time. His impressive track and field performances earned him the title of “Athlete of the Century”

His 65 consecutive victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 years is one of the sport’s longest undefeated streaks. Over the course of his athletics career, Carl set world records in the 100 m, 4 × 100 m and 4 × 200 m relays, while his world record in the indoor long jump has stood since 1984.

His accomplishments have led to numerous accolades, including being voted “World Athlete of the Century” by the International Association of Athletics Federations and “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee, “Olympian of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Athlete of the Year” by Track & Field News in 1982, 1983, and 1984.

 

Agenda

Take a look at the inspirational and educational content we've got planned for the show, across our two stages: The Marathon, Track & Road stage, and the Trail & Ultra stage. We've got a full schedule of great speakers all weekend, from famous athletes to everyday people who have done amazing things - what will you watch?

Saturday

Marathon, Track & Road Stage

Trail & Ultra Stage

Sunday

Marathon, Track & Road Stage

Trail & Ultra Stage

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