Race Team

Run Forecaster’s official race team is comprised of runners of all ages and abilities, from veteran racers to beginners. We don’t believe you have to be an “elite” to be a sponsored athlete. Running is a sport for everyone and our team reflects that philosophy!

These people are our friends, our family…they are you! They are part of the community of runners. Scroll through the bios and pics to get familiar with the Run Forecaster Team. You never know where we will race next!


 

Alisha Fitch

Alisha Fitch

Age: 23

City: Bartlett, Tennessee

Occupation: Nurse

Number of years running? Seven Years

Why do I run? It’s tattooed on my heart and I love a good competition.

Favorite road race? Medicine in May 5k (Memphis, Tennessee) and Greyhound 5k (West Memphis, Arkansas)

Interesting fact? I love traveling! I am a foodie!


 

Screen shot 2014-10-24 at 11.47.24 AMLaura Hill

Age: 23

City: Memphis, Tennessee

Occupation: Dental Hygiene Student

Number of years running? 12 years

Why do I run? I run to stay sane!

Favorite road race? True Blue 5k (Memphis, Tennessee)

Interesting fact? I am one of four kids…we all ran at the collegiate level!


 

Screen shot 2014-10-26 at 5.44.37 PMCasey Long

Age: 24

City: Memphis, Tennessee

Occupation: Sales Operation Analyst

Number of years running? 10 years

Why do I run? Mainly to keep healthy, but also to relax.

Favorite road race? Road Race Series 10k through Shelby Farms Park (Memphis, Tennessee)

Interesting fact? I went to Greece, Macedonia, and Albania before college to play soccer with impoverished kids.


 

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James Maglasang

Age: 23

City: Memphis, Tennessee

Occupation: Bioservice Manufacturer

Number of years running? 11 years

Why do I run? Because I enjoy it and I love to push myself to new levels.

Favorite road race? Peach Tree 10k (Atlanta, Georgia)

Interesting fact? I have also competed in biking and swimming competitions.


 

Screen shot 2014-11-07 at 9.31.18 AMCheryl Nichols

Age: 53

City: Windham, Maine

Occupation: Insurance Training Manager

Number of years running? Off-and-on for seven years

Why do I run? I run because I can! I love to challenge myself and beat my times and increase my miles. I love my running group and we motivate each other.  It’s so much fun.

Favorite Road Race? Beach to Beacon 10k (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)

Interesting fact? Along with running, I also can not get enough biking or hiking and have completed many sections of the Appalachian Trail!


 

Screen shot 2014-10-24 at 11.40.10 AMKatie Nichols 

Age:26

City: Memphis, Tennessee

Occupation: Replenishment Planner

Number of years running? About seven years…very casually

Why do I run? To stay healthy, relieve stress, and to challenge myself.

Favorite road race? Cooper Young 4-Miler (Memphis, Tennessee)

Interesting Fact? I once saved the life of the Run Forecaster CEO.


 

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Age: 23

City: Memphis, Tennessee

Occupation: Run Forecaster founder/CEO

Number of years running? Competitively for eight years, but ran my first road race about a decade ago.

Why do I run? I like to push myself to the limit and see what I can accomplish…I always feel like I can do better. I also think running is not only physically great, but mentally it is the best mood booster!

Favorite road race? Beach to Beacon 10k (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)

Interesting fact? I only ran track in high school, not cross country, but I was recruited to run both in college. So the first time I ever ran in a cross country meet was for a Division I university!


 

Screen shot 2014-11-07 at 9.31.32 AMPatrick Nichols

Age: 27

City: Groton, Connecticut

Occupation: Engineer in Manufacturing

Number of years running? Off-and-on for 11 years, dedicated for the last two years.

Why do I run? I started running as a way to stay in shape while traveling for a previous job. The other benefits of running are what keep me going. For example, “runner’s high” is a feeling that I can’t live without. Also, being naturally competitive, it’s very rewarding to beat personal records or to be challenged by others.

Favorite road race? The Maine Marathon (Portland, Maine)

Interesting fact? I really enjoy hot yoga and find the additional stretching extremely helpful in my running routine.


 

Screen shot 2014-10-24 at 12.49.37 PMDonna Poole

Age: 54

City: Bartlett, Tennessee

Occupation: Corporate Meeting Planner

Number of years running? Eight years

Why do I run? To keep in shape and I enjoy the peace and quiet of running.

Favorite road race? St. Jude Half and Full Marathon (Memphis, Tennessee)

Interesting fact? I was a majorette in high school and twirled flaming batons!


 

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Age: 22

City: Bells, Tennessee

Occupation: Student

Number of years running? Ran competitively for three years, but have run for enjoyment for as long as I can remember.

Why do I run? It makes me happy!

Interesting fact: I ran cross country for three years and never competed in a road race.


 

Screen shot 2014-10-24 at 12.56.01 PMLori Potter

Age: 54

City: Bartlett, Tennessee

Occupation: Human Resources

Number of years running? Seven years

Why do I run? I run to be healthy, physically and mentally.

Favorite road race? St. Jude Marathon Weekend (Memphis, Tennessee)

Interesting fact: I enjoy volunteering at the Memphis Farmers Market!


 

Sam Strantz

Sam Strantz

Age: 25

City: Knoxville, Tennessee

Occupation: Law Student

Number of years running? Nine years-ish, but took a hiatus after high school cross country.

Why do I run? The ultimate de-stress. Setting mileage goals and accomplishing them might be one of the finer things in life. “Runner’s high” is also terrific.

Favorite road race? Cooper Young 4-Miler (Memphis, Tennessee)

Interesting fact? I once “borrowed” beer from former University of Memphis President, Shirley Raines.


 

Screen shot 2014-10-24 at 11.32.16 AMBob Wilson

Age: 55

City: Germantown, Tennessee

Occupation: Business Owner/Sales-promotions company

Number of years running?  Started in high school in 1972, moved to marathons and further in 1996…so over 40 years!

Why do I run? It is one of my favorite sports and many of my best friends are also runners and it has been a great way to meet people and get to compete too.

Favorite road race? Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon

Interesting fact? I’ve had the weird experience of being part of many races that were cancelled for unexpected circumstances. Started with Chicago Marathon in 2007 getting canceled mid-race due to high heat, then Myrtle Beach Marathon was cancelled in 2009 due to a snow storm, then NYC when they canceled the 2012 Marathon due to hurricane Sandy. I was in Boston Marathon in 2013 when the bombing took place, and to finish the year I was registered for St Jude’s Marathon that was canceled due to ice storm in 2013.


 

Screen shot 2014-11-04 at 6.13.17 PMZak White

Age: 24

City: Memphis, Tennessee

Occupation: Senior Logistics Analyst

Number of years running? Beginner

Why do I run? Running is becoming a social activity, and it is fun to set goals and make new PRs.

Favorite Road Race? Cooper Young 4-Miler (Memphis, Tennessee)

Interesting fact about yourself? When I was 13 years old I tried out for Teen Jeopardy.


 

 

 

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