Our Novant Health Charlotte Marathon Ambassadors are a diverse, interesting bunch. And while they all have running in common, they come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Today on the Running Around Charlotte podcast, we’re checking in with Meg Taylor, who is now a scientific director of Pharmacy Times Continuing Education.
There’s nothing we appreciate and admire more than a runner who adopts the running cloth to get healthy and set a great example to others and their kids. Bonus points if that runner is also willing to share their journey as a Novant Health Charlotte Marathon Ambassador.
Sandy Johnson is that kind of runner. She’s checked the box on most all of the local “biggies.” She also got her own “BIG” marathon in last year’s Chicago marathon. We’re happy to have her on this year’s Ambassador’s team, and on today’s episode of the Running Around Charlotte podcast!
We love to mix it up with our road races here at the RunCharlotte Six Pack Series, but we guarantee the last one in the pack will knock your socks off because … it’s not on a road. In fact, this race ROCKS! No really… it does… because we’re taking you almost a mile DOWN into a Martin Marietta rock quarry, and back up again. That’s right. A rock quarry. And there’s nothing else like this race around here, trust us.
The Keffer Cares Boulder Dash in October will not only wrap up our Six Pack Series, it will show off the quietest neighbor you never knew existed in Charlotte. The Boulder Dash 5k and 5 miler at the Martin Marietta quarry on Beatties Ford Road will show you an inside view of mining operations in Charlotte. Brian North, the Vice President of Environmental and Land Services at Martin Marietta is here with us in the Running Around Charlotte studio to tell us all about it.
The Boston Marathon is arguably the most storied event in our sport. No matter how long – or far you’ve been running – you’ve at least thought about running this one. And for those who’ve earned that prestigious BQ and then crossed that historic finish… well, that’s another story altogether, isn’t it?
The event’s race director, Dave McGillivray is heck of a story in his own right! Author, hall of famer, valedictorian – in college AND high school. TEDx speaker and founder of his own events company. He’s run across America TWICE, raising money for children’s charities and cancer research.
And somehow, he’s made time to be our guest on the Running Around Charlotte podcast.