"Go to your happy pace" is one of my favorite quotes for running. I truly believe in the power of positivity and how it helps us reach our running goals. Whether you're just starting to run a mile or have run more than a few marathons under your belt, running is something to celebrate! 

This is a month-long challenge that will change your perspective on life and running. Starting on August 1, we will work together by running (virtually) together and challenging our thoughts and perspective. Through this challenge you'll connect with other runners while we work through weekly positive activities, attend virtual, live workouts with expert guests, and more. 

This challenge is for runners of all ages and abilities who want to focus on the positive aspect of running and going after your goals.

The Happy Runner Challenge is an online program. All live workouts will happen on the exclusive Facebook Group. After you register, you will gain access to the training plans, workbooks, and activities along with weekly emails and FB posts for us to stay connected.

Cost: $40

With your registration you'll receive:

  • Access to training plans for 5k, 10k, and half marathon distance

  • 3 expert guests: nutritionist, yoga class, and strength class for runners

  • Weekly workbooks and activities to help guide you to be the best runner and person you can be

  • A community of people who love to run

  • Virtual race day experience and celebration


Alexis Tressler

Yoga Instructor

Alexis, the creator of Tristana Yoga, came to yoga as a passionate marathon runner and now splits her time between running and yoga. 


Running her first 10k in 1996, Alexis has run numerous races across the country with the Baltimore Running Festival always being one of her favorites. She also owns 412 Events, a local running event management company.

In yoga, Alexis loves the creative freedom available in both the rocket and power practices. She encourages her students to invite that same playfulness and exploration into their own practices. Alexis strives to create a practice space where students can come and practice as they are. You can expect an adaptable and energetic flow, precise cueing, and helpful verbal assists. Alexis has over 7 years and 3,000 hours of yoga instruction.

Anna Turner

Sports Dietician

Anna Turner, MS, RD, CSSD is a sports dietitian at  Ascension St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis IN where she works with all athletes from the weekend warrior to profesional, collegiate and tactical athletes. Through ASVSP she has contracted with teams like the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Fever. Anna Completed her bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics at Southern Illinois University and her masters in Exercise Science from Concordia University Chicago. 

Anna and her husband, Seth, live in Indianapolis with one baby boy, August and two dogs, Hank and Rousey.


You can find Anna on Instagram @annaturner_sportsnutrition or email her at anna.turner@ascension.org 

Beth Burant

Co-owner: Shred415 Raleigh

Wellness has always been a part of Beth’s life - a multi sport athlete growing up, she continued on to run Division one Cross Country, Track and Swimming for Gardner-Webb University. While pursuing her masters she continued her Track career at Syracuse University. From there, she moved to Chicago and spent nearly a decade writing for large market newspapers and media outlets as a sportswriter. She ran Chicago, Boston and Marine Corps marathons. While in Chicago, she discovered her love of group fitness - teaching at several studios, most notably Shred415. Beth and her husband, Kevin now own the first Shred415 in North Carolina and although she’s sworn off any more marathons, he’s an avid ultra runner (finished two 100-milers) and just signed up for his first 200.

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