Happy International Women's Day!
rnnr is a woman founded company and we believe that women in sport should be celebrated everyday. Since today is THE day to recognize women and all their badassery- we want to celebrate today by shining the spotlight on some of our favorite women runners who also make a big impact in the running community.
Bio: Dr. Dani graduated from GSU Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Former NCAA DI track-and field and cross-country athlete while pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biology.
Running accomplishments: New York, Boston, and Chicago Marathon qualifier.
Running goals: Continue to expand my identity as a runner, one where I don’t define myself solely by my performance. Break 17 in the 5k and 3:00 hours in the marathon.
How I Work With the Running Community: Owner of Aire PT to PR. At the core of Aire PT to PR is providing people with the tools they need to take control of their health and set out to achieve “PR’s” that they once didn’t think possible. To us, a PR signifies any goal that a person sets out to accomplish.
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Bio: Kirsten is a professional photographer and co-founder of Vert.run. She discovered trail running behind the lens first; it was while shooting the Marathon des Sables in Morocco when she was 19.
Running Goals: I'm aiming to run my first ultra this year.
How I Work With the Running: Community: Kirsten is the co-founder of Vert.run- the training platform for trail + ultrarunning. We started Vert.run to make trail running accessible to everyone–all income and experience levels. Vert.run is the alternative for everyone who wants to discover trail running, but needs to do so on a budget. Our training plans are definitely about training–but, they’re also about giving you structure. Accountability.
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Bio: India Cook is an avid Atlanta based runner, YouTube vlogger, podcast host, RRCA certified run coach and advocate for all paces and body types. She loves running and racing, but also have a passion for encouraging and guiding runners and those who aspire to become runners. India started running in 2008 on the quest to lose weight and also engage in a healthy social activity
Accomplishments: To date, India has completed two full marathons, 16 half marathons, and countless 5ks and 10k’s.
How I Work With the Running Community: Since 2018, this journey has allowed her to be a podcast host of, The Run Duo Podcast. India and her co-host Tommy Mitchell, interview runners, educate and entertain listeners by talking all things running. India’s goal is to make the sport less intimidating and relatable for her listeners and viewers. India continues to use her voice and grow herself and others in the community of running. . India coaches independently and is also a run coach with a non-profit organization A.R.C., Active Resolute Connected. This organization empowers women through running and helps to break mental and physical barriers.
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Social Media: https://instagram.com/i_of_endigo_runs/
YouTube Channel: Miles from India- https://www.youtube.com/c/milesfromindia
Podcast: The Run Duo https://linktr.ee/Therunduo
Running Goals: To run in every National Park and to stay healthy and injury-free. Increase QPOC visibility in the running community by continuing to share about my running adventures.
Achievements: I’ve run five marathons and a number of shorter races. I’ve had two stress fractures but have been injury-free for six years.
How I Work With the Running Community: As a queer person of color, I share about my runs on social media, on our blog, and other outlets, most recently on The Outbound Collective. My hope is that I can inspire others to get outdoors and take up space in the places that speak to them, whether it’s parks, trails, tracks, or the sidewalks on their city.
Running Goals: To run a distance further than I’ve run yet (13 miles straight). When the pandemic is over, to run with running groups in different cities we travel to!
Achievements: Erin and I recently did a running adventure in the Outer Banks where we ran for 12 hours straight. We covered a combined 44 miles together! It was the furthest I had ever run in one day.
How I Work With the Running Community: I take photos of our running adventures and share about them in the work we do to help increase visibility for the LGBTQ community.
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Instagram: @e.mcgrady | @carolineperdue | @authenticasheville
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Bio: I came into the sport of ultrarunning to, ironically, find a more laid-back approach to the sport that I love. While nothing seems “laid back” about running anywhere from 30 to 100 miles, I learned that the farther I go, the kinder I have to be to myself in all aspects of training and life, especially to maintain a healthy balance between being a wife, mom, runner, and personal trainer.
Running accomplishments: Surviving Western States with a Gold Hour finish and a 19-hour 100-mile finish at the Yeti 100.
How I Work With the Running Community: Owner of Jen Raby Fitness. Being fit and healthy does not pertain solely to making the body look or perform a certain way, and no goal can be achieved without addressing all aspects of wellness and having a strong enough “why”. I used to only concern myself with checking off the next bucket list race, but now my sole goal in running is to finish each race with more confidence and a bigger smile than the one before.
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