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Katie Forte: From Walk and Run 101 to Half Marathon Finisher

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Katie Forte: From Walk and Run 101 to Half Marathon Finisher

The Walk & Run 101 program and Coach Lisa gave me the courage to start RUNNING! I knew that I wanted to try running, but always had thoughts of, “Can I do this?” and “Am I a runner?” and, more importantly, “How do I start?” This program showed me that not only were there so many others just like me, but we all had what it took to CRUSH our own goals!

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Malaika's Walk and Run 101 Story

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Malaika's Walk and Run 101 Story

Malaika completed the 2018 winter-to-spring season of Walk & Run 101, our beginner walk/run program. Here, she tells us why training with CRC was exactly the kind of program she needed.

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Lisa's Goal for Walk & Run 101? To Help You Cross a 5K Finish Line

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Lisa's Goal for Walk & Run 101? To Help You Cross a 5K Finish Line

If you or someone you know would like to take up running but they’re not sure where to start, the Walk & Run 101 training program is a great place to begin. Participants receive weekly coaching emails, and this year they’ll have the added benefit of working with a coach at Saturday group runs. Lisa Dillahunt, who leads the program, will be at our Westerville store to help the group meet their 5K goals. Lisa joined the Columbus Running Company in 2012 when she helped to create CRC’s charity training group, Love2Reach. As the program grew, so did Lisa’s list of responsibilities....

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Say Hello to Jessica, One of CRC's New Walk & Run 101 Coaches

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Say Hello to Jessica, One of CRC's New Walk & Run 101 Coaches

Walk & Run 101 is a great way for beginning walkers and runners to train for a 5K with group support and a coach who’s focused on helping every step of the way. People training at our Short North store will work with Jessica as they prepare for the Choo Choo 9 Miler & 5K in April. Jessica, who currently trains with the Columbus Running Company’s Love2Reach charity training program, has run with groups from three of CRC’s four stores. She has also joined some of the speed work groups, so she’s familiar with several different aspects of the CRC...

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Meet Wendy, Your Walk & Run 101 Coach for Pickerington

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Meet Wendy, Your Walk & Run 101 Coach for Pickerington

 The Columbus Running Company’s winter season of Walk & Run 101, a 5K training program designed for beginning walkers and runners, starts on January 28. We’ll have coaches at all four CRC locations this year, and we’re excited to have Wendy leading the Pickerington group during Saturday workouts. She’s been running consistently for over 10 years even though she picked a challenging day to begin her journey. “I started running regularly in 2005 with 4 miles of a frigid, icy Turkey Trot. The weather was so terrible and I was mostly walking by mile 3,” Wendy explains. Despite the...

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