Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Allison Odle

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Allison Odle! Hailing from a small town in western Illinois, Allison is a cosmetologist and 4 time marathon finisher! I had the opportunity to chat with Allison about how running has impacted her life for the better, covering a range of…
Harris Goldstein
March 17, 2019
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Member Spotlight: Rilene Ann

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Rilene Ann! I had the chance to chat with the southern Oregon resident and military veteran about how Charity Miles has impacted her life for the better. Check it out! Born in Guam to military parents, Rilene has been familiar with the military…
Harris Goldstein
March 5, 2019
Podcast Episodes

Charlie Engle – From Low to High

  Today's interview is with Charlie Engle at the Spartan World Championships in Lake Tahoe, California. Charlie is one of the greatest endurance athletes of all time, perhaps best known for when he ran across the Sahara Desert. There's a great documentary on it on iTunes if you want to…
Gene Gurkoff
March 3, 2019
Podcast Episodes

Bubba Wallace – What Drives You?

Bubba Wallace definitely goes the Extra Mile... in about 18 seconds. He's one of the top NASCAR drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series, making his living at 200 mph! Bubba gets a lot of attention for being the only African American NASCAR Driver. But he'd rather be defined by his…
Gene Gurkoff
February 15, 2019
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Le Tour de Ham

This special edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles team Le Tour de Ham! Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Le Tour de Ham has been riding weekly for the last six years! I had the chance to chat with Daniel Webb, the ride leader who has led the social group since 2015! Check…
Harris Goldstein
February 13, 2019
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Member Spotlight: Mike Murphy

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Mike Murphy! Gene met Mike in January at the Houston Marathon with Aftershokz.  When Gene sent out the bat signal that he was coming to town, Mike replied with an amazing story that we had to share here. Hailing from just outside Houston,…
Harris Goldstein
February 3, 2019
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Harris Goldstein

In this special edition of our Member Spotlight I will be featuring a member of the Charity Miles staff…myself! After months of sharing the incredible stories of many within the Charity Miles community I thought it would be interesting to spotlight myself and share my fitness journey over the years. Born and…
Harris Goldstein
January 23, 2019
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Member Spotlight: Ben Hinton

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Ben Hinton! Ben has overcome many obstacles throughout his life, including the loss of vision in his right eye as a teen, along with suffering from a traumatic brain injury only several years ago. Despite these events Ben has persevered, inspiring many individuals along…
Harris Goldstein
January 10, 2019
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Member Spotlight: Kim Nagy

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Kim Nagy! Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Kim has had a big year, reaching each of her fitness goals, while overcoming a multitude of health challenges along the way. What better way to bring in the new year than to spotlight a Charity Miles Champion…
Harris Goldstein
December 31, 2018
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Member Spotlight: Ashley Hite Zimmerman

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Ashley Hite Zimmerman! Working as a home health aide in Linden, Alabama, Ashley was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease several years ago. I had the chance to chat with Ashley about life with Graves’ Disease, working as a caregiver and how Charity Miles has helped her…
Harris Goldstein
December 26, 2018
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Member Spotlight: Jeff Olsen

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Jeff Olsen! A former police officer and BMX rider, Jeff was recently diagnosed with MS. I had the opportunity to speak with Jeff about life with Multiple Sclerosis, Bike MS and maintaining a positive mindset despite trying circumstances. What an inspiration! Born in Clark,…
Harris Goldstein
December 21, 2018
Podcast Episodes

Terence Gerchberg – Back on My Feet

Terence Gerchberg is the Executive Director of the New York City Chapter of Back on My Feet, an incredible organization that combats homelessness and addiction through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Plus, he's an amazing all-around person. I recorded this podcast with Terence…
Gene Gurkoff
December 21, 2018
Podcast Episodes

Lisa Hallett – Run to Remember

Meet my new friend, Lisa Hallett. Lisa is the founder of wear blue: run to remember, which honors the service and sacrifice of the American military-- and their families. I first learned of wear blue a few years ago when I ran the Seattle Marathon. They had taken over the entire…
Gene Gurkoff
December 20, 2018
Podcast Episodes

Shadrack Biwott – Run Happy

Shadrack Biwott is not just one of the most elite marathoners in the world; he is also an incredible person. Shadrack was born and raised in Kenya. He ran barefoot for most of his life, until he received his first pair of running shoes as a gift from his older…
Gene Gurkoff
December 18, 2018