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Columnists


Harry Hall: Orvile Rogers

Clayton Duff and I smiled as we post-race jogged to chat with fellow runner Orville Rogers. Read More.


Thomas Martin: The Chelation of Ubiquitous Toxins

Chelation is the removal of heavy metals (usually toxic) from our bodies. Since heavy metals usually settle into our tissue, blood tests to not accurately reveal the extent of the poisoning or damage. Read More.


Fiona Green: Fireflies, Raccoons, and the Kindness of Strangers

While the notion of running a 26.2 mile marathon is daunting for some, most of us would agree that the idea of running 500 K - or 314 miles- borders on insanity. Read more.


Gary Pulver: A Great National Running Organization

I have run 15 races throughout the country with Mainly Marathons, an organization that was started to assist runners in meeting either state goals (running races in all 50 states) or numbers goals (running a certain number of races, i.e 100 or 200, etc.) Read More


Jon Bonnell: From "Cheffy-Face" to Ironman: How and Why - Part 3

"Had enough, or do you want to do one of these again?" my wife asked, showing more support and encouragement than I deserved. These kinds of goals take their toll on the body for sure, but family and work take their share of punishment as well. Read more.


Mackley Q. Greene (as told to Kim Andres): Mackley's New Friend

PLOP! And just like that an infant squirrel entered my life and that of my runner, Kim. This bit of a hairless thing attracted my attention when she fell from a big tree in our front yard after a particularly windy day. Read More.


Ashley Wise: 5 Nutrition Habits to Implement Now

Do you know your values? I'm not talking about your deeply-rooted moral values, although you should probably have a good grasp on what those are as well. But what I'm talking about is your lipid panel values. You know, your cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose… Never heard of them? Certainly don't know what they are? If that is the case, well, frankly I'm not surprised. Read More


H.B. Wise: The Last Year

We are thinking about new features here at CRC. First is a book review column. We have someone who is interested in writing these and we will try to get started in September. The idea is to review running books. Hopefully this should give you an idea of what you might find useful. Read more.


Press Releases

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BMW Dallas Marathon Unveils New Course for 2017, Honors Race's Origins by Including 9-Mile Lap Around White Rock Lake

DALLAS (August 18, 2017) - Downtown Dallas, Victory Park, Uptown, Highland Park, Lower Greenville, Lakewood, White Rock Lake, Swiss Avenue and Deep Ellum: The 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay unveils a new course and start/finish line that is sure to highlight Dallas' most iconic and beautiful neighborhoods and landmarks. Race officials focused on enhancing the runner and guest experience, including adding more overall downhill miles for both races, and creating a more scenic route for participants and spectators in the updated course design. Read More.

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Back for Year Two: Registrations Open for BMW Social 5Ks and BMW Dallas Marathon Social Run Sweepstakes

DALLAS (July 20, 2017) - The 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay may be five months away, but this fall, participants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area will have the opportunity to get a taste of the race day fun. Read More.

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HOKA ONE ONE Returns for Second Year as Official Footwear Partner of 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay

DALLAS (June 13, 2017) — Starting off on the right foot, the BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay, which opened registrations May 1, is excited to announce HOKA ONE ONE® as the official footwear partner of the 2017 race held Sunday, December 10. Read More.

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Registration Opens for 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon

DALLAS (May 1, 2017) - Registration for the 47th running of the BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, newly named SMU Cox School of Business Relay and initial BMW Weekend Series launched today at bmwdallasmarathon.com. New to this year’s event, the BMW Weekend Series introduces a competitive 5K and 10K race held the Saturday of marathon weekend, December 8-10. Read More.

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Race Reports

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Hills and Wind Make the Going Tough at Highland Village 5K

Run on November 18, 2017

By Fiona Green

Highland Village 5k Top Finishers This morning's 5K in Highland Village may be one of the toughest races I've ever run. While the temperature at race start was favorable for running everything else about the race was not. For the first mile, which happened to be uphill and totally exposed to the elements, I struggled to stay upright and I honestly believed I was moving backwards instead of forwards. There was a collective, audible sigh of relief when we eventually turned into a neighborhood where houses blocked the winds but the worst was not behind us as we then encountered hill after hill after hill. By the time I reached the finish line I felt like I had run a marathon.

The top three finishers are all friends who regularly train together and attend Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville. 15 year old Nicholas Rabalais was first to cross the finish line in an unofficial 21 minutes and change, but he was quick to explain that his friend, 18 year old Elijah Cardenas, had allowed him to win.

Cardenas is a bit of a superstar, a 2 time state champion with a 5K PR of 16:50. He explained that he is currently taking a break from competitive running but still enjoys training and supporting his friends.

Cardenas was quick to point out that Rabalais, who has a PR of 18:40, has great talent and was an alternate for the winning Lake Cities X country team last year. He credits him with being the heart of the team, and explained how he valued his friend's motivational speeches which often contained inspirational messages like "Beat your inner loser."

Rabalais' proud father mentioned that his son was twice the middle school state champion in chess.

The overall female winner was 17 year old Megan Popple, who covered the course in 21:36. The wind and hills definitely affected her performance as she explained she had run a 5K in 20:40 last weekend. Popple has been training with Cardenas since she was 11 and they frequently run together on the hills in Highland Village. She has a PR of 19:15 for the 5K and is planning to participate in the national championships in Charlotte on December 2. Her goal is to finish in the top 8 and earn the title of All American.

Overall and Masters winners were presented with gifts including backpacks, gift certificates and massage sessions.

Photo courtesy of Fiona Green.

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Run For the Hills

Run on November 11, 2017

By Fiona Green

Kendall Participating in local races is a great way to meet talented athletes of all ages. It is particularly exciting to see young runners, under the age of 10, hitting the road with the adults and showing that they have the dedication and perseverance to go the distance and have fun while doing so. 9 year old Kendall Lowe clocked 24:56 to finish in the top 10 runners in the Run for the Hills 5k in Richland Hills yesterday. He was also, as he proudly told me after crossing the finish line, first in the 'kid' category. Lowe is a natural runner with an effortless stride who makes running look easy. He has participated in several 5Ks and has already broken 24 minutes for the distance. At age 7 he completed the Peachtree 10K in Atlanta, starting at the back of the pack and slowly making his way through the crowds to finish in the top third of all runners. He has clearly inherited his love of competition from his parents who were both college athletes - his mom a runner, and his father a wrestler. His love of running is evident from his choice of Halloween costume this year. He dressed as Steve Prefontaine and was accompanied as he went trick or treating by his father, dressed as Bill Bowerman, complete with waffle iron! Kendall trains with the Keller Town Hall runners, a Keller-based group of runners of all ages who meet weekly to train together, share experiences and motivate one another. Anyone interested in joining the group can contact me here.

Cruz Taking the overall title at Saturday's race was 22 year old Christian Cruz of Fort Worth. While many runners were a little disappointed with their times on the hilly course Cruz, originally from El Salvador, was pleasantly surprised with his winning time of 20:11, mentioning that this was only his second race of the year. His primary sport is soccer and he currently plays in 2 leagues- Blue Sky Soccer and Forever Soccer. As his work and soccer schedules leave him little time for running, he now usually runs only once or twice per week. Cruz ran track and cross country in high school and has a PR of 15:57 for the 5K distance. Last year he competed in his first race since high school- the Cowtown 5K. With no training, he finished 2nd overall in a time of 18:19. Cruz plans to run the 5K again next year but this time he will train for the event! His upcoming running plans include tackling a marathon.

I was happily surprised to finish first overall female in yesterday's race thanks to the fact that faster runners chose to run elsewhere!

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green.

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Sibling Rivalry 5K

Run on November 4, 2017

By Harry Hall

Ashley Garcia’s races are becoming adventures.

“I’m here because I overslept this morning, and I was supposed to race a 5k today,” she said after winning the Mercy Run: Sibling Rivalry 5K held Saturday evening November 4, 2017 at Andy Brown Park in Coppell, TX. Her tine was twenty-two minutes flat.

Garcia’s last-minute race changes are becoming a habit.

In September, she planned on doing the September 9, Freakin’ Fast Marathon in Boise, Idaho a race with a name made for someone who, like Garcia was looking for her first BQ.

When she landed the Thursday before the race, she could feel and smell the smoke from nearby forest fires.

She met a friend there and they decided to modify their plans.

In a rented car, they drove five hours to Salt Lake City to the Big Cottownwood Marathon, which was held on the same day as the race in Boise.

“My goal was 3:30,” said Garcia, “but the night before I thought I could get 3:25.”

Either way, it would have given Garcia her first BQ in just her fourth marathon.

She ran 3:24, a BQ and a 13-minute PR.

Garcia has upped her mileage and plans on doing more hill work, in hopes of breaking 3:20.

Mercy Run Notes- Men’s 5k winner was Coppell Cowboys’ 14 year-old Diego Acosta in 19:36…Acosta is scheduled to compete in the Nike South Cross-Country Championships in the Woodlands on November 18…men’s and women’s 10k winners were 12-year old Noah Teperia in 47:16 and Abbie Melby in 51:21…runners battled unseasonably warm temps in the upper 80’s.

About the race—Mercy Whitfield was born with trisomy 13, an extra 13th chromosome. More than 80% of babies born with the affliction die within a year.

Mercy lived 13 days.

Mercy was the third child of Rodney Whitfield and Allison D’auteuil.

Allison started running as part of her own grieving therapy, and completed her first 5k on September 8, 2012, on what would have been Mercy’s first birthday.

Then five years ago, Allison started the Mercy Sibling Rivalry 5K/10K to help children through the grieving process when a sibling has died.

“We provide age-specific grief resources,” says Allison, “we might have a coloring book for younger children, a grief journal for an older child.”

As part of what Allison calls, ‘Mercy’s gift,’ they provide funding for a child’s activity.

“We paid for six months’ of one child’s oboe lessons,” says Allison, “another one karate lessons.”    

The race raises between $8-$10k for the organization. For more, go to www.teammercy.org

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Prizes Galore at Jenny's Run for Hope

Run on October 28, 2017

By Fiona Green

5k When we race every weekend there comes a time when all the races begin to blend into one. There is a starting line, a few miles of huffing and puffing, a finish line, some bananas and an awards ceremony. Now and again, however, race organizers surprise us, offering something different. It might be unique medals, a delicious breakfast or a particularly interesting course. This weekend I took part in Jenny's Run for Hope in NRH and, like many, I was surprised at the awards ceremony. Next to the table bearing medals was a separate table piled high with a variety of items donated by sponsors. Every age group winner in the 5K and 10K events was presented with their medal then asked to remain beside this table until all awards had been presented. They were then invited to pick a prize from the table- anything from an Echo Dot to headphones, sunglasses, backpacks, Yeti mugs and coolers. Needless to say this was a pretty amazing deal considering most of the prizes were worth far more than the race entry fee!

10k Winning the 5k in a speedy 17:16 was 16 year old Daniel Spicer, who was followed by his friend and running buddy, Joshua Lass who clocked 18.52. Both runners are students at Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club. They decided to race yesterday as a tune-up for the Nike South trials in Houston in November. Spicer has a PR of 17:20 for the 5k distance while Lass has a PR of 18:27.

Prizes On the female side, and representing Team Maddie, was Shantel Cloud of Grapevine, who also won the Hot Hatch Chile 5k in Southlake in August. Cloud was happy to realize her goal of breaking 20 minutes, clocking 19:56 for the win. Also representing Team Maddie was 10k female winner, Stephanie Allen who covered the course in 43:03. This was at least the 4th overall win for Stephanie this year. Team Maddie is an organization created by local runner, Jessica Smith who is raising awareness of the importance of organ donation. Her daughter, Maddie, was the recipient of a double transplant last year. Smith attended yesterday's event and provided information to race participants on organ donation. Travis Barczak added yet another 10K overall win to his collection and set a new course record with his 34:34 finish. Barczak is definitely a contender in every race he runs and his easy effortless stride makes running look easy.

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green.

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Best Dam Run Half Marathon

Run on October 22, 2017

By Harry Hall

Piske “I felt a little sluggish the first three miles,” said Taylor Piske after winning the ‘Best Dam Run,” Half-Marathon, held October 22 at Grand Prairie’s Lynn Creek Park.

But Piske said a long downhill on the Joe Pool Lake Bridge, “helped a lot.”

Shooting for a 5:50 first mile, he ran with the lead pack at 6:10, then pulled away to a winning time of one-hour, fourteen minutes, fifty-one seconds, nearly 10 minutes ahead of second place.

Piske says he runs about 55-60 miles a week, and his long run is typically only about 13 miles, so a half-marathon, “is really a stretch.”

Piske ran for Trinity University in San Antonio, where he ran at NCAA Nationals in cross-country, and recorded a 31:30 10k on the track.

He quit running for a couple of years, switching to soccer, which he thought would keep him in shape, but it was a three- mile week that turned his life around.

He began training again, upped his miles, and he returned to distance running.

Women’s Race

Jewell An exuberant Katelyn Jewell finished the half-marathon, looked to the heavens and spread her arms wide.

The 24-year old New Mexico native was just happy not just with a win, but a three-minute PR.

“I haven’t even run any races this year,” she said, “this time changes my whole attitude.”

She planned on going out at about a 7:00 clip, but took out around 6:40.

“Then I picked it up and kept passing men the whole way.”

Jewell ran in high school, and ran a 3:38 marathon in college, and hopes to run Boston.

She’s much more confident of running a Boston Qualifier now, and thinks maybe even more is possible when she runs the Dallas Marathon in December.

“I think I might even get a 3:25 or 3:30,” she says. Her BQ time is 3:35.

In-N-Out

Briefly: The accompanying 5k winners were Jerry Cherra in 17:47 and Sparkle Plenty in 20:59… Cherra plans on running the October 28 Heroes Half-Marathon in Shreveport, LA  …Sparkle will be part of Santa’s Helpers women’s relay at the December 10 Dallas Marathon… a hard rain Saturday night left the roads wet, but temperatures remained a bit on the muggy side…In and Out Burger brought two trucks for hungry post-race runners.

Photos courtesy of Harry Hall.

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Youngsters Win at PKD Run the Square in Southlake

Run on October 21, 2017

By Fiona Green

5k Start The annual PKD Run and Walk in Southlake yesterday once again attracted a good crowd who came together to raise money towards finding a cure for Polycystic kidney disease. PKD is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases which strikes both adults and children, often leading to the need for dialysis and a kidney transplant.

The course began in Southlake Town Square, headed out to TX 114 then returned to the square and looped several times around the streets within the shopping area. It was one of those races where runners kept thinking the finish line was just around the corner, only to discover there was yet another loop left. By the end of the race runners had been able to enjoy a complete tour of the shopping area around the square. With so many twists and turns it must have been difficult to accurately measure and cone the course and several runners commented it was in fact slightly longer than 5K.

Winners Repeating as the overall male winner was 21 year old Luiz Mungra, an aircraft mechanic with Envoy Air who has a PR of 17:09 for 3 miles. Yesterday, according to the race results, Mungra clocked 19.01 although Mungra was under the impression the time on the clock was in the 17 minute range when he crossed the finish line. We're still not sure about this discrepancy. Mungra typically logs around 20-25 miles per week and races only occasionally. In fact his last race was the 2016 PKD race. He has no plans for future races but will most likely try to defend his title in next year's event.

On the female side 12 year old Mia Tesoriero took an early lead and effortlessly breezed to victory in 22:24. Tesoriero, who attends Dawson Middle School in Southlake, began running with Girls on the Run last year and discovered that she has a real talent for the sport. Her father is also a runner although he did not participate in yesterday's event.

According to their website "Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Meeting twice a week in small teams, the girls learn life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games."

Overall and Masters winners were presented with a plaque and a cool backpack from REI.

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green and Movin' Pictures.

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Mystery Blue Man wins Running Scared 5K in Watauga

Run on October 14, 2017

By Fiona Green

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Brian Ferrell and his neighbors.

Lining up for the start of Watauga's 11th annual Running Scared 5k in Watauga on Saturday, one runner caught everyone's eye- Blue Mann (he spells it with an extra 'n'). As a runner who can't even wear a shirt while racing it was hard for me to imagine how anyone could run, clad from head to toe, in skin-tight spandex. With his slender build and fly-knit Nikes he was obviously a runner so it came as no surprise when he did in fact clinch the top spot in a speedy 16:39. Following the race I tried to learn more about Blue Mann's training methods, future goals and decision to turn blue but apparently Blue Menn don't talk so all I figured out was that he was 20 years old, prefers running 5ks compared to longer distances and is a student at College Station. Since I have been interviewing speedy kids for several years now I feel I should know the identity of the mystery man but for now he is quite simply Blue Mann.

With many races on yesterday's calendar the faster runners were scattered throughout the metroplex. This worked in my favor as I managed to win the overall female title in 21:33. My excitement at finally breaking 22 minutes on a course which had a significant hill at the end, was short lived when I arrived home and received a message from a friend who mentioned a runner had estimated the course was closer to 3 miles as per his GPS watch. Ah well, it makes up for last week's long course.

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Blue Mann, Brian Ferrell, Fiona holding Bradley Gardner's award, and Julianna.

Winning the female Masters award was a very surprised Julianna Perez. The 54 year old explained that while she had placed in her age group in this race in previous years this was her first Masters trophy. She regularly works out at the community center that hosted the event and has participated in this race every year either as a volunteer or as a runner. She explained that the last time she had achieved running success like this was when she placed second in district for the 440m when she was in 8th grade.

Brian Ferrell is a great ambassador for the sport. As well as participating in races on a weekly basis, he shares his love of running with his neighbors and encourages them to join him at weekend events. Yesterday Ferrell was accompanied by 4 of his neighbors. Every one of them placed in their respective age group and Ferrell himself won the 50-54 age group in 27:49.

Photos courtesy of Brian Ferrell.

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Steps & Strides

Run on October 7, 2017

By Harry Hall

Women's Division

5k Start Bridgette Deem made the most of a rare road race appearance when she clocked twenty-four minutes, six seconds in winning the 6th annual Steps and Strides 5K, held in Irving, TX on October 7, 2017.

Deem's athletic career began in the 3rd grade, when her mother encouraged her to play soccer, which she still plays recreationally.

"I was getting to be chubby," says Deem, 27 a physical therapist for Baylor Surgical Hospital, one of the race sponsors,"but our coach made us run one mile, and I hated that."

But it kick-started an athletic career, and she wound up playing soccer for Austin College in Sherman, TX.

She still plays recreational co-ed soccer, "I couldn't give it up." And she still runs the occasional race, and even completed a half-marathon.

In addition to playing soccer, she runs 3-4 x a week and only a race or two a year.

With a training schedule like that, she doesn't figure on winning many races, "Today, I was only planning on breaking 30 minutes."

Men's Division

Mike Cooper is a road race veteran, with a marathon PR of 3:00 and a sub 18-minute 5k. He's run the Boston Marathon and captured many a/g awards.

But what he had never done was finish first overall.

Until the Steps and Strides 5K.

Cooper took the lead early and built a solid lead for his first-ever road win.

"I didn't think I could win this," said the 66-year old Cooper of his 22:33 victory.

Cooper is on a comeback trail of sorts. Last February, he placed 2nd in the 65-69 a/g at the Surfside Beach Marathon, but he was disappointed in his time of 6:16.

He ran 50 miles the week leading up to Steps and Strides. His training has gone so well that he's rethinking his goal of sub-4:00, his target time when he returns to Surfside Beach in four months.

"I think I might get 3:30," he says.

But that is for the future. On this day, it was all about his first win.

"The best part," he said, "was following the lead motorcycle. That's what happens for runners like Haile Gebrselassie, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar."

Race Benefactor

The Steps and Strides 5K raises money for homeless families in Irving.

"According to the Irving school district, 1,000 children in the city are listed as homeless," says Teri Petty, Executive Director of Family Promise in Irving.

She says that the organization is part of 14 area churches who help families in need.

"We're faith-based," says Petty, "but we don't ask about beliefs. We put faith in action."

Photos courtesy of Harry Hall.

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Cash and Tacos at NRH Road Runner 5K

Run on October 7, 2017

By Fiona Green

Travis One of the benefits of racing every weekend is getting to know the speedsters and being able to correctly predict the male and female winners. Yesterday this was a little more challenging as there were two young runners who typically run in the 16 minute range- 27 year old Travis Barczak and 18 year old Ben Gillick. Gillick is a protege of local running legend, James Jackson, and until last year had been running his 5Ks in the 21 minute range. Jackson, incidentally, at age 51, is still running sub 17 minute 5Ks. He also competed in the event, despite an aggravating piriformis issue.

In yesterday's event it was Barczak who came out on top, pocketing $300 prize money with his 17:04 finish while Gillick finished a few steps behind in 17:16. The course was estimated to be a little longer than 5K and actually measured around 3.26 miles, according to several runners.

This was Barczak's 4th consecutive win as he also won the Hot Hatch Chili run in Southlake and the Crepe Myrtle Trail run 10K in McKinney. (He couldn't recall his other win).

Rachel and Jamees Rachel Harp scored yet another victory with her 20.01 finish, showing once again that she is one of the top women to beat in the metroplex. Harp didn't feel this was her strongest race performance but in the eyes of all the slower women following her, she is still pretty amazing!

Following the race runners enjoyed delicious snacks including tacos from Fuzzy's Taco Shop.

There was some confusion regarding the Masters awards as it was communicated to some runners prior to the race (and in the results) that the Masters category was for runners age 50 and over. On the website the age for Masters was not specified and while 40 is the norm this is something that is decided at the discretion of race organizers. Awards were, however, presented to the top runners, over the age of 40, which caused some confusion. At the time of writing this article, this issue was still being resolved.

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green.

Path To Wellness


Dr. Lauren Letz and her team, Dr. Darcy Goode and Dr. Andrea Roberts, has worked with many of Fort Worth's top runners. Path To Wellness Chiropractic was established in 2008 and is the title sponsor of the Fort Worth Runners Club and the Cox Racing Series. Path to Wellness Chiropractic was established with runners in mind. To fulfill all the needs of runners, we have created a full-service clinic offering spinal and extremity adjustments, spinal decompression, trigger point dry needling, cold laser therapy, active rehabilitation, nutritional counseling, foot orthotics, kinesio taping, and much more.

Dr. Lauren and her team take great pride in their ability to focus on the patients' needs. They work diligently to not only relieve a runner's current problems but also create a healthy environment so future spinal or extremity issues do not arise.


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Tom Martin

After working over 25 years in software engineering with a degree in Business, Tom Martin was suddenly struck down with heart failure. While he was told he would need a heart transplant, he was not told what had caused the heart failure. Without any chronic illness in his past, the medical teams had no answers. He could not imagine agreeing to have his heart cut out without knowing why this all was happening.
He began a search for answers in the holistic community, reading studies and reports by medical doctors (MDs), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs), Research scientists and naturopaths. With the help of an integrative doctor in Newport Beach, California and after being given odds of only one percent that his heart could heal, it did, in fact, heal.
Taking what he learned over a seven year period, he began writing books, posting blogs, speaking to groups and counseling people with chronic illness as to alternative health options. One Percent Health is the first of 11 books on a variety of health issues he has currently written. Visit www.onepercenthealth.com for more information.


Bonnell's

Chef Jon Bonnell pairs his Texas heritage with classical culinary training to create inventive and delicious dishes featuring decidedly Texan ingredients. Distinguished as one of the foremost experts on wild game and fine Texas cuisine, his perfected technique and flavor combinations entice diners to experience something new.

Jon’s numerous accolades and honors include three stints cooking at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City, winning Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence every year since 2004 and having one of the highest Zagat ratings in the state of Texas. Under Bonnell’s Restaurant Group, Jon oversees a number of popular Fort Worth eateries: Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine, WATERS Restaurant, and Buffalo Bros Pizza Wings & Subs. See our website



 Ainsleys Angles


In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included. See the website for information and to email Trish Robinson.


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Runners, visit Movin' Pictures for a picture of you in action. Race directors contact us to learn how we can help you add value to your event for your participants. www.movin-pictures.com.


Harry Hall

In late 2014, Hall completed a 12 year project when he released, The Pedestriennes, America's Forgotten Superstars, the first book ever written about the professional female endurance walkers who from 1876-1881, dazzled America with their on and off track exploits. It's won three national writing awards and Competitor.com included it on its list of, "Greatest Running Books." It's also been turned into a screenplay. Both books are available at www.amazon.com and www.harryhallspeaks.com www.harryhallspeaks.com for more information.