MRC RUN the Mill – 5K and Fun Run

McKinney Running Club is sponsoring the third annual Run the Mill 5K and Fun Run at Tupps Brewery in late Fall 2020. Inspired during a road trip to a small town in northern Oklahoma, a small group from The McKinney Running Club (MRC) wanted to do more for our amazing community. An idea was born…

Darryl Golter – May Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? I’m inspired by the journey of the training. Setting goals and trying to achieve those goals. I’m also inspired by the runners I train with, their discipline and dedication is infectious. 2. When did you start running? I began running in 1995 to impress a girl and show my…

Skyler – April Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? I’ve always been very interested in just about everything, which can be overwhelming at times but mostly just reminds me of how interesting and fun this world can be.  I’m always interested in taking on new fitness hobbies, whether it’s biking, trail running, yoga, and others, as being well-rounded I…

Leslie Cunningham – March Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? The joy of it; the boost to my physical and mental health; my appreciation for Title IX, which has given my daughter and granddaughters opportunities I never had. 2. When did you start running? When I was 2 !  But officially, when I was 39, at the time the…

Asha Justice – February Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? For me, running is very therapeutic; I use the time to unwind and leave all that is bothering me on the pavement. If my having a bad day or even a great day, running always makes the day better! 2. When did you start running? I started running when…

Karl Huchthausen – January Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? I run for many reasons.  1)  Running is life therapy.  Something about when it is just you and the road or trails, your worries melt away.  2)  I run to stay healthy.  My dad passed away of a heart attack when I was a young boy and I want…

Patty Bockenfeld – December Runner of the Month

Okie dokie, here’s my Top 5 & fun fact 1: What inspires me to run Potential Zombie apocalypse; you just need to be faster than slowest person around you. But after that, I find inspiration all around me from daily things like being a role model for my grand daughter to knowing my physical pain…

Fast Packing the Ozark Highland Trail

By Clay Shapiro & John Meaney Backstory I got my first taste of backpacking and back country over 20 years ago.  Many of my first experiences were in North Georgia where the Appalachian Trail starts near Amicalola Falls.  I’ve hiked Blood Mountain, the Tallulah River Gorge, the Taccoa wilderness and numerous other wild and scenic…

MRC runs Boston 2021

After almost 30 months, the storied Boston marathon again returned to form on Monday Oct 11th as over twenty thousand runners took part in the event.  Your own McKinney Running Club had its own “MRC Stories” of suffering and success in Beantown and once again all who came out of the experience have been transformed…

John Gerald Sefcik – October Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? Like many runners, I run for the health benefits. Running as a sport offers stress release, positive outlook on life, enjoyment of the outdoors and camaraderie of the running family. My hope is that I will be able to continue running until I can’t walk anymore.   2. When…

Jenny Little – September Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? I really love to exercise. I mean REALLY. I find that running moves me to a new level of exercise. Not only does it challenge my body, it challenges my mind (especially on those fast runs, or those long ones). I also love the community aspect of running with…