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About Us

We are a collective group of runners based out of Huntersville, NC. With experience at distances from 5k to 100 miles, we've learned from training do's and don'ts, how to safely increase mileage, and how to come back from injury. Our group includes sport-specific doctors, coaches, and athletic trainers that share a passion for running and seek to make this information readily available to help you improve.

Seth Baird

Athlos Running

Athlos CBD



Instagram: @mindfulrunz , @athlosrunning


Former collegiate athlete, Seth found his way to running after an accident in the gym. Four years later, with marathons and an ultramarathon under his belt, he seeks to bring the running community together through this all-encompassing platform.

"The running community welcomed me with opened arms. To be able to help new runners smoothly transition to longer distances brings me great joy."

Dr. Sophie McDonald

United Sport Solutions

Facebook: United Sports Solutions

Instagram: @dr.sophiemc


Originally from Pennsylvania Dr Sophie received her Doctorate in Chiropractic and her Masters of Science in Sports Medicine from the University of Western States before moving full time to North Carolina. She now, along with her wife Jaime, own United Sport Solutions, a sports specific chiropractic practice.  Dr Sophie brings her own personal athletic and coaching experiences into her patient care to help athletes of all levels to address injury and reach their full potential. 


When Dr Sophie is not at work, she enjoys running, especially trail running. Dr Sophie competed collegiately in cross country and track and field at Gettysburg College before  channelled her athletic energy into ultramarathon running. 


She finds getting “lost in the woods” to be the best stress reliever ever!


Holley Samuel

Fit Cookie Nutrition

Instagram: @fitcookienutrition


Holley is a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, and overall wellness enthusiast. She grew up as a physically active individual who competed horses and had a passion for learning about how the body worked. She also has a small local cookie catering business called MissBakesAlot and believes that every food has its rightful place in the diet. Hence, Holley Fueled Nutrition.

Lisa Landrum

Forward Motion CLT

Instagram: @forwardmotionclt, @runcltrun

Lisa is the tie that binds the Charlotte running community and the founder of runCLTrun. She is a firm believer that the mental aspect of running is just as important as the physical, and her training at Forward Motion incorporates both.

She is excited to share her experience to help those who want to get into or expand their running. Her goal is to train youth and adult runners of all levels in a way that strengthens more than just the body.


Jaime McDonald

United Sport Solutions

Instagram: @runnergirljaime

Jaime is a native of North Carolina, having grown up in the Huntersville/Lake Norman area.  She, along with her wife Sophie, are the owners of United Sport Solutions, a sports specific chiropractic practice.  Jaime oversees the day to day operations of the office as well as working to ensure the safety of the patients and staff.  She believes in being a resource and advocate for all patients. 


When Jaime is not working she enjoys spending time with her wife, their precious miniature dachshund mix Suki, and being an avid distance/ultra runner.  She has competed in many events from The Transrockies Stage Race in Colorado, Racing The Planet Iceland, Grand to Grand 150 mile stage race in Utah, as well as many iconic marathons such as the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon, and Chicago Marathon.  Jaime runs all of her races while raising money for Herren Project, which is a non profit that helps provide free resources and support for the treatment, recovery, and prevention of substance use disorder.  Jaime entered long term recovery in 2010 so helping others live a life free of the chains of addiction is a passion near and dear to her heart.

Mary Kay Jessen

Facebook: @crmendurancecoaching

Instagram: @coffeerunmom

Mary Kay has been a runner for nearly 20 years and competed in races from 5Ks to 50Ks. She previously worked as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings, including public and maternal health, and currently works as a certified RRCA running coach. Mary Kay lives near Charlotte, NC with her daughters, ages 4 and 7, her husband who is also an avid endurance athlete, and their dog Sadie.


Ruben Cosme

Instagram: @rubenfelixcosme

Ruben is an Independent IT Contractor at a major news network by day. He is an Athlos contributor and an avid runner himself. He has competed in races from 5K to 25K. He also loves photography. He has only been running for 3 years and is building up to running his first marathon spring of 2022.

He serves as Seth's sounding board for Athlos ideas and assists with the technical aspects of the website when called upon.

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