We are excited to once again celebrate an inclusive running community and the women who make it shine! This year our Ambassador program will help lead our Run Club Saturdays, promote the 2022 Boston 10K for Women, and share REI run products, offerings and expertise. All race ambassadors will receive a series of benefits in exchange for some promotion of the event on their social media, traditional media, and running/fitness group networks.
I am a PUMA sponsored athlete, co-founder of Brave Body Project, and a senior instructor and founding digital instructor at Barrys in NYC and on the Barrys X Digital platform. As a certified run coach, I have raced every distance from the mile to the marathon and bring over a decade of experience to the runners I coach. I serve as a fitness expert for Runner’s World magazine and Bicycling magazine and am a regular contributor to Well + Good, Shape, Self, Glamour, Women’s Health, WSJ, Good Morning America, and more.
I’m a yoga teacher, a run motivator, and mom. I would not be where I am today without my running practice. It has given me confidence, strength, and courage, while also grounding me and providing perspective in times of chaos, especially as a mom! I left my corporate job after six months of teaching yoga to start my own business as a yoga teacher and running coach. Now after teaching for almost 10 years I have had many amazing opportunities such as being an ambassador for companies such as lululemon, Fitbit, and Sweetgreen, teaching at Boston’s best studios, holding runners classes for Runners World and the Boston Marathon, and being featured in publications such as Self, Competitor, and Boston Magazines. My running practice is constantly shifting and evolving as I’ve journeyed through these various stages of my life, but it is, and will always be, an important self-care tool that connects me to my best self.
I am from Chelsea, MA, and am an elementary school educator and who loves the community of students and families that I work with. I am a 3-time marathoner and 17-time half marathoner. It is easy to say that the half marathon is my favorite distance! In addition to being the Creative Director of The Bra Run and a running coach at Heartbreak Hill Running Company, I am a CO-Founder of TrailblazHers Run Co. TrailblazHers Run Co. was created in response to the need of a diverse, welcoming, and supportive environment tailored to women, especially women of color/minority women, and motivate them wherever they may be in their running journey.
Born and raised in Boston, MA, I am now a stylist in luxury retail. Previously I have run the New York and Chicago Marathons, and now have hopes to complete all Majors. I am the Co-Founder/Co-Organizer of The Bra Run and TrailblazHers Run Co as well as the in-house photographer. TrailblazHers Run Co. was created in response to the need of a diverse, welcoming, and supportive environment tailored to women, especially women of color/minority women, and motivate them wherever they may be in their running journey. I am also one of the Captains of Pioneers Run Crew, a co-ed run crew based in Boston. Like TrailblazHers, they aim to create safe and inclusive spaces for BIPOC runners.
By day I am an Application Analyst working for a large healthcare corporation in Boston. I am an avid cyclist and runner. Having done numerous races, I am currently chasing the World Marathon Majors. I have four marathons including the Boston, NYC, Chicago, and London marathons under my belt, and have Berlin and Tokyo left in order to complete the big six. I am the Co-Founder / Co-Organizer of The Bra Run and TrailblazHers Run Co. TrailblazHers Run Co. was created in response to the need of a diverse, welcoming, and supportive environment tailored to women, especially women of color/minority women, and motivate them wherever they may be in their running journey. I have also been featured in numerous online publications such as the Boston Globe, Runners World, and Women’s Health Magazine to name a few.
Hi! I’m Cassie Shortsleeve—I’m a freelance health writer based in Boston. I write for many of the major health magazines such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Shape, Women’s Running, Furthermore for Equinox, Men’s Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. I also am mom to my young daughter Sunday, born in 2019, and am excited to get back to one of my biggest loves: running!