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Photo of Katie Katie Edgar  
Running has not been a life long passion for me--in school, I ran because they made me, and as a young adult, I was told I shouldn't ever run due to unexplained pain in my knees. Then, in early 2009, a coworker "dared" me to run the the 1 mile "Race with the Hounds" in support of her favorite local charity. At the time, I was about 80 pounds overweight, due to having children and living a rather sedentary life--but I wanted to do something about it. So, I challenged myself to do the 5k associated with my friend's charity event instead of "just" a mile! After finishing that race, I continued to set goals for myself--and soon I was "addicted" to running! Now, what I would've called "crazy" is my "normal" and I try to complete at least one marathon and/or 50k a year (this year, it will be one of each....and a 50 miler!). Distance running and crazy challenges have become my passion--not just because I like to eat, but because I love running and finding out just how much I am capable of.
Vice President
- Photo of Ruth Ruth Tonkyro
Ruth, whose life is unusually full of excitement, sports, fashion, costumes, and child prodigies, has agreed to serve as our Vice President in charge of Las Vegas Exploration, and is currently negotiating with the club for her daily cost of living allotment.

"That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across St. Mary's County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Maryland. And that's what I did. I ran clear across Maryland. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going." - Forest Ruth Bubba Gump
Photo of Kate Kate Barrett
I hadn't run a step since the obligatory mile in high school. I completed a couch to 5k program, ran my first 5k November 10, 2012 and (after some scheduling problems) completed my first tri in August of 2013. Training for the swim was too difficult to plan with 2 little kids in tow and I never liked the bike much, but the running part stuck. Fast forward 5 years and I completed my first 50 miler on November 11, 2017. I'm not competitively fast, but I can jog forever. I love running; training runs with friends, small local 5ks, crazy things like multiple hour runs and ridiculous distance races - I'm always in.
Photo of Becky Becky Kosten
I'm a late blooming runner. I started in 2005 when my family moved to Germany. I loved the great system of trails there and the moderate weather. When an opportunity came along for a 10K, I decided to try my first race. Afterwards, a group training for the Paris marathon was introduced. Now that sounded like fun; who could resist?! Soon after completing Paris, I set a goal to run the "Worlds Top 10 Marathons". I really enjoyed mixing a travel opportunity with a big race event and continue to try and squeeze in a couple each year. I find that if I have a marathon looming in the future it ensures I get out the door and running!
Chesapeake Bay Running Club
P.O. Box 635
Solomons, MD 20688