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The ultimate podcast for runners in the Houston area, featuring the everyday runners who inspire us, clubs, gear, races and runcations. Houston “We’ve got the runs!”


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The ultimate podcast for runners in the Houston area, featuring the everyday runners who inspire us, clubs, gear, races and runcations. Houston “We’ve got the runs!”






The inclusive fun of run clubs with Hazkhett Zeledon-Pena

Hazkhett on Instagram 5K to a Chevron Houston Marathon in one year Mental health, fun and swag ZFT Run Club Walkers, couch to 5K, to runners, super inclusive No runner left behind Breaking through the walls in running Headphones in running Journey to Houston Run Houston Minute Maid Rodeo Run Making time to run It’s about the support Latinas Run Houston Find yourself a running group Just go for a run, don’t think too hard about it Trail Racing Over Texas The Cowtown Marathon and ultra


It’s about the community not the finish line with Lisa Decker

Previous podcast episode Ultra running mindset with an ultra tribe with Lisa Decker 50K all the way to 100 milers DNF and not quitting Start to finish Enjoy watching finishers Here for fun Snowdrop Ultra 55 hour race and relay Instagram handle ldkr5808 Tiktok account Trail Racing Over Texas Race credits from volunteering Jackalope Jam 6 hours to 100 hours Cold conditions motivate and create a good story Accountability with friends Memorial Park Encouraging all paces Meg Eckert Go out and try something new Barkley Marathons


The empowering journey from 2 miles to a Marathon with Grace Salsa Runner Bayou City Classic Ambassador

grace_salsarunner instagram Bayou City Classic registration Discount code Grace $8 off BCC Instagram page Started running in 2014 Fleet Feet Sugarland thursday night runs 2 miles to a half marathon Half marathon training program Ran in her moms honor Kia Fort Bend USA Fit Half Marathon Aramco Half Marathon Lululemon 10K Pacing don’t leave anyone behind Chicago Marathon Bayou City Classic powered by Lululemon Saucony Star Pizza


Running in memory and the future with Adriauna Davis

Founder of the Harmonie Grace Foundation Black Men Run Walking to release stress and meeting others in the same situation Starting with one mile at a time Harmonie Grace annual 5K Getting from 3 miles to 9 miles No person left behind Scheduling runs around a changing work schedule Latinas Run Houston Lululemon 5K/10K Running community People of Memorial Park London Marathon


Journey from runners to race directors with Jeremy and William Fermo

Previous episodes Walker to YouTube ultra runner celebrity with Jeremy Fermo Bringing big city experience to smaller cities with William Fermo 3 Bros Running Co 3 Bros Running YouTube channel Facebook page Instagram TikTok From runners to race directors All the lead up to race day Surprise expenses Barrides and police expenses Shirts and medals How many runners do you need to break even Bring big city race experiences to small towns Shannon Race 5K and 10K Big Pumpkin Race 5K and Kids K Working on a Half Marathon Economic impact of a race Salina Crossroads Marathon Race consulting American Trail Association Conference Trail Racing Over Texas The Running Event Running USA Chicago Marathon New York City Marathon Carbon plate shoes Sustainability Diversity in racing Younger demographic Facebook, Instagram, TikTok Face behind the brand Video vs static posts Engaging the audience Short form to attract, long form to tell the story Booze Dust How Filipino are you LindenXTwo Coffee 3 Bros shirts and hats for sale


5 things I learned about nutrition while recovering from an Eating Disorder with Rebecca Wied Chevron Houston Marathon Ambassador

Chevron Houston Marathon Ambassador Blog 5 things I learned about nutrition while recovering from an eating disorder 1 Your body can not run on empty 2 Carbs are not to be feared 3 Post run nutrition is essential 4 Hydration is key 5 All foods fit Tipping point to make a change Warning signs Instagram handle Silo District Marathon Chevron Houston Marathon What makes it special 70.3 Ironman Waco Shalane Flanigan Boston Marathon


Elevate your running to elevate your life with Sara Manderscheid Chevron Houston Marathon Ambassador

First ran Aramco Half Marathon in 2020 2nd year as a Chevron Houston Ambassador to promote and have fun Running community Chicago Marathon Marathon weekend fun Corporate job to run coach 2019 quit to find something fulfilling Running camp to give her ideas Certified running coach Love helping people feel confident Seeing their hard work pay off Elevate Your Running podcast Instagram Sara Instagram Working on something that you love Running affects other parts of your life Coaching is for everyone Start with run walking Boston qualifier Ultra runners Requirements Committed Work hard Show up Have fun Don’t set yourself up for failure Meet yourself where you’re at What can you make time for None of us have time Stick with the same schedule Austin Myers partner in podcast Looking for community and training Elevated moments Share a moment or win for the week Can be something that didn’t go well but you learned from it Celebrate your wins Focus on what’s working Momentum building More confidence Common obstacles to overcome We get in our head Lean in to what you know Believe in yourself Benefits of easy running Sara Hall Abbott World Marathon Majors


2 fun races 1 great cause with Kathi Mahon and Hunter Heidtke, Alex's 5K, Autism Speaks

Alex’s 5K and Kids K November 5th McGregor park 12th anniversary Saint Arnold Real food Kids program and 1K Susan Cita super volunteer $180,000 raised Autism Speaks Houston Avondale House Westview School Previous episode Awards Cash for overall winners Age group awards hand painted tiles Register here Autism Speaks Kids K, 5K, 8K November 13th Sugarland Town Center Previous episode Kids activities Local breweries Register here Be as inclusive as possible Be more empathetic Be self reflective about our biases Small acts of kindness Be kind Reward for participating in both races Details coming soon


Social running for inclusivity with Chevron Houston Marathon Ambassador Glenda Newman

Making time to run as a mom Staying motivated over the pandemic Kung Fu Running Club with FFP Running Clubs New runners come on out Latinas Run Lululemon 10K tour El Tiempo meat market for authentic tacos Team Catapult Running without a stroller for personal time Alter Ego Running Nuun Hydration ambassador Houston Marathon Training Kick Off Party 2023 Chevron Houston Marathon takeovers, January 3rd Runner safety tip Wear a light at night Follow Glenda on Instagram Runners of Hou podcast The Running Grind podcast


From 6 months of training to the 6th year running the Houston Marathon with Veronica Goebel

Chevron Houston Marathon ambassador Making time to run around family time Treadmill running Stress reliever Instagram handle vgoebruns 6 month training for Chevron Houston Marathon Starts with 3 miles 6th year running the marathon First marathon memories Takeover tuesday on Instagram Fun along the course Champions Running Association Houston Harriers Burnout Hiring a coach Run in numbers for safety Private on Strava Aftershokz


How the RRCA empowers the running community with RRCA President George Rehmet

Over 1500 races Including over 150 marathons and ultras President of the Road Runners Clubs of America, RRCA Featured speaker at the HARRA summer banquet Dolphin South End Runners RRCA State Rep 199-2004 RRCA Outstanding RRCA State Rep of the Year 2001 and 2009 RRCA Western Region Director 2015 RRCA VP 2018 RRCA President 2020 and 2022 All about the RRCA Insurance Coaching certification Race director certification Club resources Kids run the nation grants Runner friendly community (including Houston) June Harris with HARRA Deena Kastor Mammoth Track Club RRCA Convention March 2023 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Run the Sun 8K Swim from Alcatraz Bay Area Running Club BARC Safety tips Creating diversity Start small Inclusion with Ainsley’s Angels Marine Corps Marathon Napa Valley Marathon Boston Marathon New York Marathon Big Sur Marathon Chicago Marathon Huntsville Marathon Anchorage RunFest


Community of running and the Saint Arnold Art Car 5K with Eric Lindberg

On Your Left Marketing and Events Started events in Fort Worth After run beers 13 years ago Sponsorship activation with Rahr and Sons Oktoberfest 5K Saint Arnold Santo de Mayo 5K 2014 Community vs running alone Social runs in between races Flying Saucer and Saint Arnold Supply chain issues Working on new formulas to make it work Started running in 2000 Qualified for Boston 100 miles a month Saint Arnold Art Car 5K April 2, 2023 Creating an awesome race experience Band above the start line Beer Garden Party stage Featuring different cars each year Launching Art Car week Food included Beer included Pint Glass Medals in a series 5 years and rebrand Looking to add a 10K for the 10th year Fundraised over $125,000 for the Greater Northside Management District Support the small community races in between the big races Volunteer when possible Support your local running clubs


9 months of 5K movement with Dr Alexia McClerkin

Wanting to do a 5K every month while pregnant While in nursing school Not just about running It’s not just a hobby it’s a movement Hosts 5K Mamas Fun Run to raise funds every Mother’s Day Turned into over 20 races, 10Ks, triathlons, half marathons Benefits of working out during pregnancy Quarterly workshops for overall health Instagram handle 9monthsof5K Run Live a Dive Half Marathon Aramco Half Marathon Princess Half Marathon Niagara Falls Half Marathon Shout out to Snowdrop Ultra 55 race Chevron Houston Marathon interview


Bringing big city race experiences to smaller cities with William Fermo and Mike Moss 3 Bros Running Co

3 Bros Running Co YouTube Houston Marathon pacing Never say anything negative Found a need for races in the golden triangle area If not who and when First race Orange, Texas May 14th Shannon’s Run 5K/10K Rock concert t-shirt Iram Leon episode What make a great race Supporting local business Using ORARC Signs, Trophies and Engraving “Helping Our Special Needs Clients Help Themselves” for overall awards Beaumont Enterprise article What to have and not have at a race


Oldest running 10K in Texas, Bayou City Classic (and 5K) with Joe and Hope Sellers

Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K Saturday March 5th 10K and 5K distances 45th running of the 10K New - Finishers Medal for 10K and 5K Getting feedback from the runners Served on the Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA), Bayou City Road Runners (BCRR) and Houston Striders boards After party Saint Arnold beer Coffee cake, tacos, Dave's Killer bread bars, chips, cookies, crackers, all prepackaged Houston Dynamo kick booth Blues Brothers band Centipede awards Costume awards Route Starts at City Hall and safely uses Allen Parkway Raising over $610,000 to the Houston Parks Department All volunteer organization Giving back to the community Road Runners Club of America RRCA 10K State Championship High quality tech shirt at packet pickup First weekend of March, no spring break conflicts Volunteers needed by post race area


Ultra fundraising with an ultra relay team with Isaac Fox

Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race and Relay Captained top relay team for miles and fundraising Couch to Half Marathon in 4 weeks To help lose weight Running friends peer pressure Charity miles 300 miles in a month 25 miles Cactus Rose relay team Bandara 50K first ultra Rocky 50 miler Snowdrop Ultra 100 miles solo Focused on fundraising Increase donation if he ran over 100 Increase donation if he ran over 150 Smarter to relay to increase donations Not just a relay team, wanting to be the first place fundraising team Commiting relay team members to raising $1000 per person Some exceed, some won Creative fundraising ideas Pick the party dress to run at New Year’s Eve Karen started, then Charlie was included to run in the dress PR half marathon incentive to increase donation Overcoming issues and still making it happen Cypress Running Club Cypress Wolf Pack Pushing his team to help the race pass the $100,000 mark Team member John Snowdrop Foundation mission Inspiration “Dear Chelsey” Donates his solo buckles to his top donor Matching gifts from employers


Walker to YouTube ultra runner celebrity with Jeremy Fermo

Started 2009 as a walker Founded Golden Triangle Strutters Wanting an all-inclusive running club of all paces Angie’s Half Marathon 2013 started the Goku Runner YouTube channel 360 camera 2020 Chevron Houston Marathon video clip (24:13 cameo appearance) Marathon food TikTok video (2.6 million views) You don’t have to be the typical runner's body or speed to be a runner Anyone can be a runner Now an ultra runner Trail Racing Over Texas Unique swag Co founded a new running company 3 Bros Running Company Youtube channel Bringing big city races to small towns First race in Orange, Texas Wanting everyone to have fun Full race experience Music Swag Warm up Chip timing Start line Announcing Cheer stations


Ultra running mindset with an ultra tribe with Lisa Decker

Lisa Decker on Instagram 50K, 100K, 50 milers and 100 mile runs Making time to train Coaching around work schedules Tommy Gulch Houston Area Trail Runners Trail Racing Over Texas Community makes the races The positive cult addiction of trail running with Rob Goyen podcast episode Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race and Relay Fireball Mindset around the back of the pack You don’t have to run the entire race Just start and walk Continue to increase Find a long cutoff time or longer distance with a long cutoff Take your time and have fun Jeremy Hanson Blaze Trails Christina Labay Torchy’s Tacos Secret Menu Saint Arnold Juicy IPA Triple Crown of 200s Courtney Dauwalter


Running every single street in Houston with Brandin LeBlanc

everysinglestreethouston on Instagram Running every street in Houston Heatmap with Strava CityStrides 2800+ streets currently 21% 13,216 streets in Houston Cowtown Ultra Chevron Houston Marathon Team Catapult FFP Running Clubs CityCentre Running Club Freaks Run Club Houston Area Road Runners Association HARRA Running community and clubs are the real sponsors Brooks Running Ghost Barbecue Inn Saint Arnold Brewing Company Goodson’s Cafe Thanks for the introduction Lillian


Running stroller victory laps and surviving cancer with Iram Leon

Featured on ESPN, Runner’s World, Today Show, NBC nightly news, Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle... 11 year brain cancer survivor 10 year survival rate is 12% Training for his 2nd marathon, grand mal seizure Decker Challenge Half Marathon Austin Marathon qualified for Boston Running with the stroller to spend time with his 4 year old daughter Winning The Gusher Marathon media coverage 30 races with the stroller within 3 years ESPN E:60 video Running all the stroller races again without the stroller Final race La Porte Half Marathon Original blog post running La Porte Houston Chronicle article running La Porte It’s all about health Favorite race is always the next one