Dawn did her first run six years ago on her lunch-hour. Despite the huffing, puffing, and blisters, she was hooked after 30 minutes. A year after that fateful lunch-hour, Dawn was fortunate enough to connect with her coach, Don Bambury, who took her running to a whole new competitive level. Dawn has competed in numerous marathons, half-marathons,and 10k’s. Her current personal bests include a 3:02 marathon and a 1:27 half. She balances a family, a full-time job, and a full plate of volunteer work with her running and understands the hard work, sacrifices, and dedication it takes to improve. Dawn loves connecting with runners of all levels and celebrating their success stories. She is delighted to partner with staff and owners at Strides Running Store as a coach and eager to help you do your best. You’re going to have a lot of fun in the process. If you’ve heard the stories about her pre-5 a.m. runs, they’re all true, but don’t worry, she’s happy to let you sleep in.