The Running Wild Blog

Meet our December Athlete of the Month- Derek Olford

Derek Olford has gone from nearly 400lbs to marathoner in two and a half years. After a car accident, he had to turn to cardio for working out and the […]

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The Pensacola Marathon & Half-Marathon through “first timer’s” eyes…

November 13th was a big day for our Running Wild family. Of the 44 participants in our marathon training program, 10 placed in their age groups, one placed 3rd OVERALL […]

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Meet our November Athlete of the Month- Walter Beckman

Walter was born in Pensacola, FL but spent most of his life in Dothan, AL. He is the son of Guy, a retired mechanic and Randy, a surgical nurse at […]

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How To Dress for the South Eastern Kinda Cold

From May through September there is no easy guessing our run apparel in the South East. Rule of thumb: Less is best. Men- shorts with MAYBE a singlet. Ladies- shorts, […]

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Meet Our October Athlete of the Month- Sara Mandel

Sara began her running journey with our My First 5k training program in December of 2015. Since then she has lost 50 lbs and now has her sights set on […]

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A Letter to the Support Team:

Dear Support Team (this could be spouse, significant other, team mate, best friend, coach….that person or persons that the runner falls back on to achieve their goals),   You have […]

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Meet Our September Athlete of the Month- Eric Larson

Eric began running in elementary school and hasn’t stopped since! Elementary school run club led to High School state championships and then a collegiate running career at Florida Southern. You […]

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Golden Wings Qualify for the Junior Olympics!

27 of our Golden Wings runners showed stellar performances at the AAU Regional Qualifier in Tallahassee, FL. Of those 27 runners, 18 qualified for the Junior Olympics held in Humble, […]

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Why running 26.2 miles is a great idea…

The perks are endless and indescribable. Our runners do it for the… “accomplishment you feel every time you finish your training run. Especially when you didn’t feel like starting.“ “time […]

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Meet Our July Athlete of the Month- Jessica Cowart

 After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Jessica and her husband moved to her hometown, Loxley, AL. She was comfortably running solo a few days a week, until hearing […]

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