Russell Smith

Meet RUNColumbus team member Russell (Russ) Smith. Russ and his partner Stephen Caley have three dogs: Buddy (95 lbs), Shelby (55 lbs), and Harley (55 lbs). Why/when did you start running? I started a couple of years ago to try to lose some weight. What is your favorite aspect(s) of running? I enjoy running to …

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Tracy Treneff

Meet RUNColumbus team member Tracy Treneff. Tracy has been married for 37 years. Why/when did you start running? Started just to lose belly fat 2 years ago. Decided to challenge myself to train for and complete a half marathon. I have run 7 so far. What is your favorite aspect(s) of running? The ability to …

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Heather Baughn

Meet RUNColumbus team member Heather Baughn. Heather is married and has two young adult children. She also has a six-month-old puppy named Bella. Heather is a dietician and avid CrossFitter who recently completed her second half marathon at age 46. Why/when did you start running? I started running at the age of 42. I’ve always …

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Diana Van Bruggen

Meet RUNColumbus team member Diana Van Bruggen. Diana is married to a “supportive husband,” and she is the mom to two active boys who keep her on the go with all of their activities! Why/when did you start running? I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was pregnant with my oldest son. After a few …

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Allison Switzer

Meet RUNColumbus team member Allison Switzer. Allison lives with her sister and their cats, Algebra and Archimedes. Why/when did you start running? Technically in middle school with soccer, but quit after high school until early 2020 when I needed time both outside of the house and by myself. What is your favorite aspect(s) of running? …

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Laura Fitzpatrick

Meet RUNColumbus team member Laura Fitzpatrick. Laura and her husband Josh have two active kids—Rachel (age 6) and Elias (age 4). Why/when did you start running? I started running in high school to challenge myself to finish a half marathon. I have run off and on ever since. I decided to try my first marathon …

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Colton Showalter

Meet RUNColumbus team member Colton Showalter. Colton lives at home with his mom and stepdad, as well the family dog “spanky.” Colton’s goal is to one day run the NYC Marathon. Why/when did you start running? I love to be around people and have always enjoyed being outside. Running with the local high school sports …

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Nancy Shoemaker

Meet RUNColumbus team member Nancy Shoemaker. Nancy is married to Kevin Shoemaker and they have a blended family—three daughters, two sons, and two grandkids. The Shoemakers also have one dog and two cats. Kevin and Nany run both run half marathons primarily in different states (trying for at least one in each state. ) They …

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