Chad Champion | Charlotte Running Club

Every marathon needs runners, right? And nothing encourages runners in their pursuits like… other runners. Seriously, running is more fun with a buddy. That is the whole idea behind the Charlotte Running Club, now nearly 500 runners strong. Chad Champion is their president and joins us for a little Running Around Charlotte.

Kimberly Reynolds | Publix

We all know running burns a lot of fuel, and you’ve got to feed your engine if you’re going to train for.. and run.. a marathon. We’ve all heard this before, but we could use some last-minute tips before our race just to make sure we’re on the right track, right? Well we’ve got ’em…. and we know where to buy what you need, too. Say hello to Kimberly Reynolds, of Publix Super Markets. Publix is a Novant Health Charlotte Marathon sponsor, and also a great place to load up on those foods you need to fuel your race.

Bryan Hojo | Collector

No matter how fast or slow or far you run, you’re surrounded by plenty of opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the world around you. Seasons change, the weather does, too… and even the very same route you run every day can seem all new. Some of us are better witness to this than others. Our guest here on the Running Around Charlotte Podcast is Bryan “Hojo” Hojnacki. He’s a long time Novant Health Charlotte Marathon pace team leader — and let’s just say he’s quite a collector of things, too.

Duncan Littlefield | The Littlefield Co

We’ve all heard the saying – a picture is worth a thousand words. Our next guest tells stories that move – with video and photography. You’ve seen The Littlefield Co’s work on the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon. Now let’s talk to man behind the brand, Duncan Littlefield.

Darius Moore | Moore Moves

If you’re active in Charlotte, chances are you’ve run into our next guest. This Charlotte native is a dad, a runner, speaks four languages AND is the defending relay champion at the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon. He’s trained and motivated countless runners through his company Moore Moves. Darius Moore joins us for this episode of Running Around Charlotte!

Christo Landry | Professional Runner

Sometimes the best advice you can get for anything, is from someone who has done what you want to do – and been wildly successful doing it. That is the case for Christo Landry, a native of Wisconsin who held the American Record in the 25k and was a three-time All-American cross country runner in college. He’s also a running coach and motivational speaker – in other word, just what we need right now! He gives his experienced advice to Running Around Charlotte.

Chris Christakos | Novant Health

We run for our health, great fitness, and yes… for our life. Which is why we like to check in with our Novant Health physicians, who also help us stay healthy. Dr. Chris Christakos is a sport medicine doctor, and he joins us now for Running Around Charlotte with some tips for running fitness.

Shannon Houlihan | Para Guide Foundation

Running a marathon is a big enough challenge for most people, but now imagine you are running the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon with a visual impairment that doesn’t let you see the crowd, or bumps in the road, or other obstacles as clearly as the other runners. Para Guides exists for just that reason. Shannon Houlihan is a triathlete who wanted to help others, so she and another runner started the Para Guide Foundation to help visually impaired athletes.

Dr. Keith Anderson | Novant Health

We know runners are some of the healthiest folks around Charlotte, as long as they’re eating right and being smart about their training. But race day is something else entirely! Dr. Keith Anderson of Novant Health is the Medical Director for the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon and he joins us on this episode of Running Around Charlotte


Tara Lane | Fox 46

We’ve been blessed with some great weather for our Charlotte marathons, and we want to keep the streak going this year. We’ve brought on just the person to keep us informed, too – Tara Lane is a runner, and a meteorologist for our media sponsor, Fox 46.