Michele Montgomery – August Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? Running has always provided me with a sense of escape from the day to day stress. I get in my zone and am able to set my worries aside. It’s actually my preferred way to relax and catch up with friends..  I love being a part of MRC and…

Jamie Soliva – July Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? I run for my mental health and to let go of stress. It’s something that’s just for me and I can escape from reality. 2. When did you start running? I started running my senior year of high school. I signed up for a sprint triathlon that my mom…

Kristal Fortner – June Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run?This would be a ‘who’ question for me 🙂 I actually started running because of Eric, obviously!! He got really into training and racing and I just thought I may as well try it too! Also-I’m not a super competitive person normally, but I am with one person, and that…

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…

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…