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The Houston Running Zone

Keith Schreiter

The ultimate podcast for runners in the Houston area, featuring the everyday runners who inspire us, clubs, gear, races and runcations. Houston “We’ve got the runs!”


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Instagram athletic.syl
Ambassador of Athletic Brewing
Low calorie, crafted to remove gluten

Looking for healthier options while being social
Running clubs and events with Athletic Brewing

Houston Striders track and long runs
FFP running clubs
West End Running Club
Memorial Trail Running Club
Kung Fu Running Club

Second time running the Boston Marathon
2014 the year after the bombing

Ali on the Run podcast episode with Dave McGillivray

Houston Half Marathon
Chevron Houston Marathon
Aramco Houston Half Marathon


Cloud 10 Heights

Nike running app
Kevin Hart

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Making time to run as a mom
Staying motivated over the pandemic
Kung Fu Running Club with FFP Running Clubs

New runners come on out
Latinas Run

Lululemon 10K tour

El Tiempo meat market for authentic tacos

Team Catapult

Running without a stroller for personal time
Alter Ego Running
Nuun Hydration ambassador

Houston Marathon Training Kick Off Party

2023 Chevron Houston Marathon takeovers, January 3rd

Runner safety tip
Wear a light at night

Follow Glenda on Instagram

Runners of Hou podcast

The Running Grind podcast

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On Your Left Marketing and Events
Started events in Fort Worth
After run beers 13 years ago
Sponsorship activation with Rahr and Sons
Oktoberfest 5K

Saint Arnold Santo de Mayo 5K 2014

Community vs running alone
Social runs in between races
Flying Saucer and Saint Arnold

Supply chain issues
Working on new formulas to make it work
Started running in 2000
Qualified for Boston
100 miles a month

Saint Arnold Art Car 5K April 2, 2023
Creating an awesome race experience
Band above the start line
Beer Garden
Party stage
Featuring different cars each year
Launching Art Car week
Food included
Beer included
Pint Glass
Medals in a series
5 years and rebrand
Looking to add a 10K for the 10th year
Fundraised over $125,000 for the Greater Northside Management District

Support the small community races in between the big races
Volunteer when possible
Support your local running clubs

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Chevron Houston Marathon ambassador
Making time to run around family time
Treadmill running
Stress reliever

Instagram handle vgoebruns

6 month training for Chevron Houston Marathon
Starts with 3 miles

6th year running the marathon
First marathon memories

Takeover tuesday on Instagram

Fun along the course

Champions Running Association
Houston Harriers

Hiring a coach

Run in numbers for safety
Private on Strava

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Over 1500 races
Including over 150 marathons and ultras
President of the Road Runners Clubs of America, RRCA
Featured speaker at the HARRA summer banquet

Dolphin South End Runners
RRCA State Rep 199-2004
RRCA Outstanding RRCA State Rep of the Year 2001 and 2009
RRCA Western Region Director 2015
RRCA VP 2018
RRCA President 2020 and 2022

All about the RRCA
Coaching certification
Race director certification
Club resources
Kids run the nation grants
Runner friendly community (including Houston)
June Harris with HARRA

Deena Kastor
Mammoth Track Club
RRCA Convention March 2023
Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K
Run the Sun 8K

Swim from Alcatraz
Bay Area Running Club BARC
Safety tips
Creating diversity
Start small

Inclusion with Ainsley’s Angels

Marine Corps Marathon
Napa Valley Marathon
Boston Marathon
New York Marathon
Big Sur Marathon
Chicago Marathon
Huntsville Marathon
Anchorage RunFest

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Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K
Saturday March 5th
10K and 5K distances
45th running of the 10K

New - Finishers Medal for 10K and 5K
Getting feedback from the runners

Served on the Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA), Bayou City Road Runners (BCRR) and Houston Striders boards

After party
Saint Arnold beer
Coffee cake, tacos, Dave's Killer bread bars, chips, cookies, crackers, all prepackaged

Houston Dynamo kick booth
Blues Brothers band

Centipede awards
Costume awards

Starts at City Hall and safely uses Allen Parkway

Raising over $610,000 to the Houston Parks Department
All volunteer organization
Giving back to the community

Road Runners Club of America RRCA
10K State Championship

High quality tech shirt at packet pickup

First weekend of March, no spring break conflicts

Volunteers needed by post race area

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02/09/22 • 30 min

Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race and Relay
Captained top relay team for miles and fundraising

Couch to Half Marathon in 4 weeks
To help lose weight
Running friends peer pressure
Charity miles 300 miles in a month
25 miles Cactus Rose relay team
Bandara 50K first ultra
Rocky 50 miler
Snowdrop Ultra 100 miles solo

Focused on fundraising
Increase donation if he ran over 100
Increase donation if he ran over 150

Smarter to relay to increase donations
Not just a relay team, wanting to be the first place fundraising team
Commiting relay team members to raising $1000 per person
Some exceed, some won

Creative fundraising ideas
Pick the party dress to run at New Year’s Eve
Karen started, then Charlie was included to run in the dress
PR half marathon incentive to increase donation
Overcoming issues and still making it happen

Cypress Running Club
Cypress Wolf Pack

Pushing his team to help the race pass the $100,000 mark
Team member John

Snowdrop Foundation mission
Inspiration “Dear Chelsey”
Donates his solo buckles to his top donor
Matching gifts from employers

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02/02/22 • 39 min

Started 2009 as a walker

Founded Golden Triangle Strutters

Wanting an all-inclusive running club of all paces

Angie’s Half Marathon

2013 started the Goku Runner YouTube channel

360 camera

2020 Chevron Houston Marathon video clip (24:13 cameo appearance)

Marathon food TikTok video (2.6 million views)

You don’t have to be the typical runner's body or speed to be a runner

Anyone can be a runner

Now an ultra runner

Trail Racing Over Texas

Unique swag

Co founded a new running company

3 Bros Running Company

Youtube channel

Bringing big city races to small towns

First race in Orange, Texas

Wanting everyone to have fun

Full race experience



Warm up

Chip timing

Start line


Cheer stations

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05/18/22 • 23 min

Wanting to do a 5K every month while pregnant
While in nursing school
Not just about running
It’s not just a hobby it’s a movement

Hosts 5K Mamas Fun Run to raise funds every Mother’s Day

Turned into over 20 races, 10Ks, triathlons, half marathons
Benefits of working out during pregnancy
Quarterly workshops for overall health

Instagram handle 9monthsof5K

Run Live a Dive Half Marathon
Aramco Half Marathon
Princess Half Marathon
Niagara Falls Half Marathon

Shout out to Snowdrop Ultra 55 race

Chevron Houston Marathon interview

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slowkenyanrunner on Instagram

Food and lifestyle choices made the decision to start running
You can run anywhere, convenience

To accommodate around her daughter’s schedule
Couch to 5K app
Thanksgiving 5K
Overcoming the mindset to start
Inspiring others to run

Cypress Running Club

Katy Area Running Club
Powerful to run with others
Social and training runs

Cypress Half Marathon

Club members give you a health push
Disciplined with a routine

Being addicted to racing
Helps the motivation to train

Running recreationally
Goals are personal
It’s free to run

California International Marathon

Racing with spectators
Chevron Houston Marathon

It gets harder before it gets easier
Logical first then emotional

Brooks Running

Eliud Kipchoge

Meb Keflezighi
Local Table
Lupe Tortilla

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