Originally from: Lake Zurich, IL (suburb of Chicago)
Nickname: Most of my friends back home call me Boyd so I'll respond to that as well but Jake works just fine.
Interesting fact about me: I tried out for Jeopardy! last summer. I didn't make the cut but I hope to try again.
Favorite hobbies: Running, of course! I also like to do high intensity interval training, kickball, and I've recently gotten into home wine making.
Favorite race or fitness activity: The Blue Ridge Relay was one of the coolest experiences of my life. I can't wait to do it again this fall.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: None of my own but I have 17 years of dog-sitting experience!
Dream vacation: Boyd is a Scottish name so I've always wanted to visit Scotland and I've heard great things about the Edinburgh Marathon.
Originally from: Winston-Salem
Interesting fact about me: I love to fly fish with my dad whenever I can, which is the only time I use my lifetime hunting and fishing license!
Favorite hobbies: running, cycling, trail running, crochet, sewing, reading, working in the yard
Favorite race or fitness activity: I love the Ramblin' Rose Triathlon.
Spouse? Kids? Pets? Cats - Big Mama & Olive; Dog - Bentley
Dream vacation: Ireland & Germany
Originally from: Born in Ohio, schooled in Texas.
Interesting fact about me: Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Coach at 3 local community colleges. Also, I am a MotRef for the USA cycling Association.
Favorite hobbies: Motorcycling and hiking.
Favorite race or fitness activity: Beat the Heat 5K
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Wife of 18 years, Lisa & 3 rescue dogs: Harry 13 years, Olive, 12 years, Pearl 11 years.
Originally from: Born in Charlotte, raised in Winston-Salem
Interesting fact about me: Moved 13 times by the time I was 16 years old. 23 times total in my life!
Favorite hobbies: gardening, running, watching my kids play sports!
Favorite race or fitness activity: Love hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
Spouse? Kids? Pets? Husband: Sam, Sammy (son) Emma (daughter), Chloe (crazy Weimaraner)
Dream vacation: Bora Bora Best vacation: Paris, Florence, Geneva with my husband and kids.
Originally from: Winston-Salem
Nickname: Don't have one!
Interesting fact about me: Absolutely Nothing - Just an average joe
Favorite hobbies: Triathlons, anything outside except yard work
Favorite race or fitness activity: Triathlons except for White Lake
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Spouse - Annette , Daughter - Ashley , Pets - 2 Shiz Tzu's Tuggers and Shadow(Poppie)
Dream vacation: Austraiia
Originally from: Phenix City, AL - yeehaw
Nickname: I tend to respond to "homie", "homeslice", or "my main man"
Interesting fact about me: I was an elementary school jump rope champion. I'm also low key an incredible twister player, and have even won a fish from a twister competition. His name was Greg, and we were best friends.
Favorite hobbies: Anything outdoors or sports related
Favorite race or fitness activity: I was able to race at the NCAA National Championship in Eugene, Oregon in front of 11,000 people. And yes, I almost peed my pants.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Not that I know of
Originally from: Bethlehem, PA
Interesting fact about me: I eat. A lot.
Favorite hobbies: CrossFit, traveling
Favorite race or fitness activity: Marathons are my thing, and I love ultra distances and relay races like Ragnar.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Husband - Adam; Dog - Zuri
Dream vacation: Dream vacation is anywhere tropical! But I'd never pass up the chance to travel anywhere new.
Originally from: Albany, NY.
Nickname: I respond to David or Dave.
Interesting fact about me: I have had some albino eyelashes my entire life.
Favorite hobbies: Attending live sporting events, hiking, smoking meat on my BBQ and working out/running.
Favorite race or fitness activity: Participating in a Spartan Race in Fenway Park (Boston) was a memorable experience.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: My beautiful wife Claire, a large dog named Bear and a ferocious cat named Clipper.
Originally from: Charleston, WV
Nickname: not a one!
Interesting fact about me: I'm the least interesting man in the world.
Favorite hobbies: running, enjoying bourbon
Favorite race or fitness activity: VA Creeper Marathon
Spouse? Kids? Pets? Wife - Andrea; two dogs - Cricket & Leica.
Dream vacation: The Bourbon Trail
Michael is currently overseeing our New Balance store in the Thruway Shopping Center. Stop in to say hello to him and the rest of our great staff!
Originally from: Charlotte
Interesting fact about me: I am an institutional bond trader.
Favorite hobbies: Running, tennis, walking my dog, hanging out with friends and family, working out and sitting in the sun and reading.
Favorite race or fitness activity: My first half marathon and playing singles tennis.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Ace my big black god and P Kitty my little black kitty.
Dream vacation: Tropical beach somewhere!
Originally from: Long Island, NY. I've lived a few other places too but have been in NC for 25 years.
Nickname: Some people call me Stace and I'll answer to it, but Stacy is short & sweet enough to suffice.
Interesting fact about me: I've been riding motorcycles for multiple decades and spent 15 years as a motorcycle instructor in the community college system.
Favorite hobbies: Running of course; motorcycling, reading, travel, thrift shopping.
Favorite race or fitness activity: The Chicago Marathon. I love Chicago and it's a great tour of the city's distinct neighborhoods.
Dream vacation: Paris or a long road trip around the U.S.
Originally from: Winston-Salem
Nickname: Don't have one.
Interesting fact about me: can play drums, piano, guitar and bass guitar (can play both left-handed and right-handed)
Favorite hobbies: Running, playing and/or listening to music, baseball
Favorite race or fitness activity: Tar Heel 10 miler in Chapel Hill. Beautiful scenery and a well put on race.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Wife - Stephanie Son - John Presley ; two cats - Sherlock and Conan, and my dog - Murphy.
Dream vacation: To go to Ireland and get to run all over the island.
Originally from: Winston Salem born & raised. I even went to Salem College - never managed to make it out of the county to live.
Interesting fact about me: I won the Junior Showmanship Award at the NC State fair showing Black Angus steer.
Favorite hobbies: Love to travel, cook, garden and do triathlons. Big fan of Winston's growing craft brewery scene.
Favorite race or fitness activity: Outerbanks Half Marathon is my favorite race followed closely by Mistletoe Half. Looking forward to doing my second half Ironman this fall.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Husband Kevin - we have 4 daughters between us - Jennifer, Stephanie, Kelly, Cami and one son - Drew. We also have 2 four legged children - Max and Shadow.
Originally from: Born in Okinawa, Japan. Moved to Alaska after 11 years.
Interesting fact about me: I am #4 of 7 kids and have 13 nieces and nephews.
Favorite hobbies: Read, backpack, train/mountain run, hike, hammock adventures.
Favorite race or fitness activity: Mountain Marathon. On 4th of July thousands of people go to a small town in Seward Ak. Its a 3 mile race up and back down the steep mountain. Only 300 men & women can enter and 200 kids.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: None.
Originally from: Rural Hall, NC.
Nickname: Emma George
Interesting fact about me: My birthmark looks like Harry Potter's scar.
Favorite hobbies: Running (obviously), Dressage (horse riding), Road bike, Sewing (quilting, clothes, cross stitch) Miscellaneous crafts, Lacrosse (defense in college).
Favorite race or fitness activity: Running of the Lights or Zoo 5K
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Dog - Agitha, Horse - Rusty, Fish - Gilbert.
Originally from: Rocky Mount, N.C. (no, it's sadly not in the mtns.)
Nickname: I respond to "Mom" or "Mommmm!"- when my kids are in another other room.
Interesting fact about me: I would love to publish a children's book one day.
Favorite hobbies: Running, kettlebells & cycling! Baking desserts from scratch, going to local theater productions, Reading children's literature (my background is in elementary education) Spending time at the beach or anywhere outdoors with my family!!
Favorite race or fitness activity: Trail running with friends 4 sure!! Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock Ultra
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Bill- my loving better half 2 (teenage!!) girls- Hallie & Izzy 4 dogs: 2 labs- Moose & Maddy and 2 Havanese- Jack & Ginger 1 cat- Whisper
Originally from: Wilmington, NC.
Interesting fact about me: Motocross is my favorite cross.
Favorite hobbies: Trail running, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, fishing, and camping.
Favorite race or fitness activity: Mountain biking in DuPont State Forest.
Originally from: Stokes County.
Nickname: Just Renae...
Interesting fact about me: I have a bald spot in the back of my head that grows no hair.
Favorite hobbies: Shopping, Running, Spending time with friends.
Favorite race or fitness activity: Richmond 1/2 Marathon.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Alex Nail (husband) Anna Williams (daughter).
Originally from: I was born in Charlotte but raised in Raleigh, NC.
Interesting fact about me: My mom lives in Holden Beach and it's one of my favorite places on earth. I am also training for my first half Ironman.
Favorite hobbies: I enjoy many activities outdoor: running, biking, kayaking, hiking or working in the yard.
Favorite race or fitness activity: Soldier Field 10 Miler in Chicago. I love Chicago, especially the city so I run the race every year and enjoy the city while I'm there.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: No spouse, no kids but I do have dogs. Livvy is my 10 year old schnauzer and Arya is my 1 year old minion mix. I treat them like they are my babies!