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Stephanie Wasden

Stephanie Wasden

We caught up with our athlete of the month, the newly minted duathlete Stephanie Wasden at Spring Classic. Stephanie was the last finisher that day – she knew she would be last, but it didn’t bother her. She was there to finish and finish she did. Stephanie’s...
Ron Draper

Ron Draper

April’s athlete of the month is the incredible and fun-loving, 89-year-old Ron Draper! We caught up with Ron at the Couve Clover Run and he shared his inspirational story with us, fresh off the 3-mile course. Ron, a Korean War veteran (thank you for your service!),...
Cheryl Raeburn

Cheryl Raeburn

Our March Athlete of the Month is the one and only Cheryl Raeburn! At 65 years young, Cheryl is a regular at Why Racing events and a friend to many in our running community. She’s been running regularly for about 15 years and has competed in countless races. She...
Mike Floyd

Mike Floyd

February 2022 athlete of the month is the fun-loving running enthusiast, Mike Floyd! Mike is a long-time runner and has many half marathons under his belt. PeaceHealth Appletree last year was his 91st Half Marathon– the registration team gave him bib # 291 to...
Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson

Meet January’s athlete of the month, Karen Johnson! Karen’s story is one of survival, resilience and support from girlfriends – the kind of things we hold dear! Karen had been a runner for quite some time when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. In...
Brandon & Robert Hozak

Brandon & Robert Hozak

December’s athlete of the month is a dynamic father and son duo who have both overcome incredible challenges in their lives and continue on their journey of inspiring athleticism. Make yourself comfortable as we proudly introduce you to: Brandon Hozack, age 38,...