John Dolan is the owner and Head Coach of Running 2 Be. He started running at the age of 42 when he decided that he needed to lose weight and become healthier to be there for his two daughters, Kelsea & Briana. He had never been very athletic, but ended up losing over 35 pounds (and has kept it off) in the first eight weeks of training for his first ever 5K and found a love for running. With that love of running, he wants to help people in their fitness journey.
John is an RRCA Certified Running Coach who has run multiple 5Ks, 16 half marathons, 13 full marathons, and eight ultra marathons. He will be running his first ever 50 mile ultra in November 2020 for his 50th birthday.
John is President & Runner for Eat & Run MS. A non-profit that raises money for Mississippi charities through the miles he and other runners run throughout the year. He is also an Ambassador for Altra Red Team – USA, Squirrel’s Nut Butter, and Road ID.