John Shafer

John has coached for Charm City Run since 2007. He began running as a means to replace bad habits with healthier ones, and now he's a Boston Qualifier with a long list of races under his belt. As a half and full marathon coach for CCR, John considers himself very fortunate to meet so many great people, and to help hundreds of new and experienced runners achieve their goals. John draws on his skills and experience as a personal trainer to support his runners in building strength and training for endurance events safely. When he's not working with training clients, coaching or running. you will likely find John hanging out with his dog Osita, his two cats Mindy and Olive, and his wife, a nutrition coach. Interesting fact about John: He's an insulin-dependent type 1 diabetic, but he's not about to let that slow him down!