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: 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; Daughter-Stella; Dog - Zuri
Dream vacation: Dream vacation is anywhere tropical! But I'd never pass up the chance to travel anywhere new.
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
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: 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: Charlotte
Interesting fact about me: I was 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: Running, working out and playing singles tennis.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Ace my big black dog and P Kitty my little black kitty.
Dream vacation: Tropical beach somewhere!
Originally from: High Point, NC
Nickname: Austen is actually my middle name. Growing up I was Sarah Austen
Interesting Fact about me: I have never been off of the east coast and that needs to change ASAP.
Favorite Hobbies: running, shopping, family dinners, boating and OTF.
Favorite Race/Fitness Activity: LOVE Cooper River Bridge 10K and crossfit and Orangetheory, and WRW :)
Spouse? Kids? Pet? None, Sister-Hadley, Brother-Mason
Mary Jo Gray
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: 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: 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!
Originally from: I was born in Fayetteville, NC but I lived in Ahoskie, NC from 3rd grade through High School.
Interesting fact about me: I was a pole vaulter in High School. Our school didn't have a pole vault coach so I learned from a video I checked out at a local college. I don't recommend teaching yourself to pole vault. At least not from a 1980's VHS.
Favorite hobbies: I love all sports, but I am most passionate about Rock Climbing, Backpacking, and Trail Running. I also like to play with power tools! Does watching Carolina Basketball count as a hobby? Go Heels!
Favorite race or fitness activity: The Grand-Further Mountain Run is my favorite race to date. It is brutally challenging and you get to run through a beautiful forest to the highest peak on Grandfather Mountain! Twice!
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: My wife Laura and I have two daughters Kate and Maggie. We don't currently have any pets.
Originally from: Connecticut
Nickname: I have always been Tony or Tony P.
Interesting Fact about me: I have been to all 50 states and all except for one Canadian provinces/territories with ONE exception: Canada's newest territory, Nunavut.
Favorite Hobbies: Baseball, camping, hiking and backpacking with my dogs.
Favorite Race/Fitness Activity: Favorite trail to hike is Art Loeb in Pisgah National Forest, but my favorite race is probably the "Lookout to Lookout to Lookout" trail/road race in Black Mountain & Montreat.
Spouse? Kids? Pets? Partner is Cassie. Pets-2 dogs: Huckleberry and Josie, 2 cats: Mika and Gouverneur Morris.
Holly Paige Chaos
Originally from: I grew up in Salem, a small town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virigina.
Interesting Fact about me: I am pursuing my PhD in Mathematics.
Favorite Hobbies: Running, swimming, biking, reading and being outside in the sunshine.
Favorite Race/Fitness Activity: Salem Distance Run.
Spouse? Kids? Pets?: Dog-Norah Jane