Coach Brenda Stuart has been running for several years. She’s run numerous shorter distance races and half marathons and 7 marathons (6 Boston qualifiers) - including the 2013 Goofy Challenge (39.3 miles in one weekend) and the 2013, 2014 and 2018 Boston Marathons. Currently she is logging her miles to stay physically and mentally fit for all the races that were bumped to 2021😊. She is always searching for the next running challenge! In addition to running, she is a black belt in Tang Soo Do. She also enjoys and understands the importance of strength training and became a W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Fitness Trainer in 2009. In January of 2016 she became a certified running coach thru Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). Brenda is originally from New Hampshire, but as an Air Force spouse (Now retired) has lived in MS, NJ, Germany and here in Virginia. She has two sons, one that attends Lake Braddock SS and another at Virginia Tech. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and is a full-time Instructional Assistant at Sangster Elementary. Running and fitness has become a true passion for her. She began coaching for RunFit Kidz in the fall of 2013 and is always excited to start another season! It is so important for children and families to benefit from an active and healthy lifestyle.