Dominique Burton

Dominique is a RUNGRL co-founder and chief partnerships officer.

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Adrienne Carr 

Adrienne is from Prince George’s County, M.D. She works for the Department of the Navy as an acquisition professional and teaches indoor cycling classes at CYCLED! and Vida Fitness (Yards). She is an alumna of both Bowie State University and Catholic University of America and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society.

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Chelsea France

Chelsea is a USATF Level 1 Country/Track & Field coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Chelsea holds certifications in strength & conditioning and fitness & nutrition. She coached her team to a 2018 Indoor Ivy League Championship and many other athletes to conference and national recognitions in Track & Field and Cross Country.

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Stephani Franklin

Stephani is a RUNGRL co-founder and chief brand officer.

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Grace Henderson

Grace Henderson is from St. Louis, Missouri and currently serves in the U.S Air Force, with more than 10 years of service. She enjoys staying fit through running and promoting a healthy lifestyle through a plant-based diet.

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Na'Tasha Jones

Na'Tasha is a RUNGRL co-founder and chief content officer.

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Ashlee Lawson

Ashlee is a RUNGRL co-founder and chief executive officer.

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Courtney Littlejohn, esq.

Courtney is an attorney, S.C. raised, D.C. made. She's about unapologetically being her authentic self--a lover of the law, running and her faith. 

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Aurélie Mathieu

Aurélie Mathieu is an attorney who enjoys running, art and connecting people to her Haitian heritage. 

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Jasmine Nesi

Jasmine is a RUNGRL co-founder and chief operations officer.

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Imani Pope-Johns

Imani Pope-Johns is a Howard University alumna, owner of Influplexity, a public relations boutique, and a mentor to college students entering the communications industry. She's been names "One of the Top 25 Black PR Millennials to Watch" by Huffington Post, and a former managing editor and writer for publications such as J'Adore Magazine. She has been running since she was seven, focusing on relays, 200M and hurdles and now 5Ks for fun.

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Lizz Rene

Lizz lives in Capitol Heights, M.D. and is an equity coordinator for District of Columbia Public Schools, where she promotes equity to celebrate diversity in our public schools. When she’s not running, you can find Lizz at trivia, enjoying brunch or multi-tasking on the Metro.



Natalie Robinson

Natalie is a RUNGRL co-founder and chief sponsorship officer.

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Perri Smith

Perri is a former soccer player turned runner. When she's not running she can be found checking items off her D.C. bucket list before she heads to Boston this fall to attend Harvard Business School. 

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Lauren Williams

Lauren loves traveling to different places for visiting friends and family, running and relaxing.

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Necole Jackson

Necole is a journalist/editor in the D.C. area who loves running with her son Nixon.

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Ameerah Omar

Ameerah Omar is a Life Coach based in Brooklyn, NY. She lives by the code that everyone has the potential to live their best life and her work is designed to help others take responsibility for the way they show up in the world. Her greatest assets used to spread light are running and meditation. 

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Alison Staples

Alison is a Physical Therapist Assistant, specializing in neurophysiology. Picking up running after she turned 30, Alison is an RRCA certified long distance run coach, and coaches for Charm City Run and Team in Training with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. When she's not running, she can be found at Trader Joe's, hanging out by the free coffee. 

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Shelby hall

Shelby Hall is an alumna of both Howard University and Duke Business School. She works in the Global Corporate Strategy division at Under Armour and is a District Running Collective captain. She has been an athlete her entire life, but has been running for over ten years and has competed in races for the past two years.

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Traci German

Traci German is director of Student Support Services at Academy of Hope Adult Public School. She is an alumna of both The University of Virginia and The George Washington University where she studied psychology and community counseling. Catch up with Traci on her blog, A Bean Grows In DC, to read about her journey as a wife, mother and health enthusiast. 

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Erika Delgado

Erika is from Columbus, Ohio and an alumna of Howard University. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and son and works as a media professional. In her free time, she likes to travel, spend time with her loved ones and collect finishers’ SWAG from dozens of obstacle and mud races, as well as road race events.

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Brittany Henderson

Alumna of Minnesota State University, Mankato where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and a Master of Arts in Sociology. She is a 14-time Division II Track and Field All-American and currently works in higher education at a education technology company in the DMV. 

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Alvina Acquaye, lcsc

Alvina Acquaye is a licensed psychotherapist who also works in the research field. She likes to simplify how people engage in their environments and helps them to have a better understanding of how they create a life that is their own. When she’s not working, her self-care is a priority and tending to her plants follows. You can find her exploring the D.C. area and posting on, her mental wellness and lifestyle blog.

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Chris Cabrera

Chris a certified Aromatherapist and the mastermind behind Naturally London, a botancial-based foot care line. She created Naturally London to maintain her own foot health, having long suffered with issues such as flat feet pain, calluses and swelling. She's been an avid runner for over 15 years and is a big advocate of holistic health.

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Andima Umoren

Andima is an aspiring yoga instructor and soon-to-be half-marathoner. During the day, she serves as the director of digital at Octane, a boutique PR firm in D.C. When she has extra time, you can catch her running, practicing yoga and making art.



Faith Rivers

Faith is an avid traveler and happiness pursuer who is motivated to make a change in her life and in the lives of others.

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Traci Scott

Traci is a fitness/health enthusiast and avid runner. She is passionate about motivating and inspiring others through her own fitness journey, which she shares on her blog, Beauty Muscle Hustle.

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APril Anderson

April Anderson works as a Speech-Language Pathologist at a private practice in Washington, D.C. She specializes in pediatric feeding therapy and is a Certified Lactation Counselor. She loves brunch, reading and cheering for LSU football. She is currently training for the 2019 Cherry Blossom 10 miler and the Brooklyn Half Marathon.



Simone Wray

Simone is an avid runner and digital integration project manager at United Way Worldwide. She's been involved with track and field for more than 20 years, first competing in USATF club and collegiate competitions and later as a USATF-certified coach with specialization in mid-distance and hurdles. Her coaching has driven several athletes to reach All-American status, become USATF National Champions, break national records and receive many state and regional accolades.

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Melissa Doldron, RMT, SMT (cc), FRCms

Melissa is a registered massage therapist, sport massage therapist, fascial stretch therapist and yoga/mobility coach. She currently works with the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team and treats clients at Rebalance Sports Medicine in Toronto, Canada. A massive sports enthusiast, she loves running, cycling and yoga, and watching baseball is her jam. When she’s not racing or cheering on friends, you’ll find her traveling to ball parks across North America in search of the perfect game.

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TiYanna Long, MPA

TiYanna Long, MPA, is an educator, entrepreneur, accountability coach and founder of the social impact consulting firm Medisi Ventures. She provides personal and business development services for entrepreneurs and companies looking to take their lives and projects to the next level.


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Candice Williams, PhD, NCC, LPC

Dr. Candice Williams is a Texas native living in Washington D.C. and specializing in both clinical and trauma counseling. Dr. Williams has more than ten years’ clinical experience and she has helped hundreds of clients towards their desired personal and professional goals with her private counseling organization, MYND Mental Health + Wellness Group, LLC.

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