Jeff Burger

I began running not by choice, playing soccer in high school and college.  After college, I ran sporadically to stay in shape….until I was coerced into running my first marathon in 2007.  After crossing the finish line of the Baltimore Marathon, I was hooked and haven’t stopped running since.  Since 2007, I have completed five marathons, including the 2015 Boston Marathon, and have a personal best of 2:53:19.  I have completed countless half marathons and three ultra marathons (50k).  To date, the highlights of my running career are my 2:53:19 in the 2015 Boston Marathon and the first time I broke three hours in the 2013 New York City Marathon.  I enjoy running because it is the one time throughout the day that I am truly in the moment and think about nothing other than running.  I enjoy the sense of accomplishment after every run and I enjoy setting goals for myself and working to achieve those goals.  I am truly one of the weird ones who enjoy the training process as much or more as I enjoy completing a race.

I started coaching with Charm City Run in 2009, and it has been a great experience for me.  I enjoy helping people get into running and I enjoy assisting people in working towards achieving their running goals.  Running has changed my life for the better and I only hope I can help give others the same experiences.  I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1998 and the University of Baltimore, School of Law in 2002.  I am currently a practicing attorney in Bel Air, Maryland.