17 episodes

So often, running can feel like an individual sport, but we often forget that there are millions of runners across the United States. Even if we run alone, we do so alongside runners across the world. This podcast explores the role running communities play in making us better runners and people. Join this podcast exploring the communal spirit of running. Hearing stories from runners, who are not only doing awesome things on the run but also beyond.

Run Build Grow Andrew Ware

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So often, running can feel like an individual sport, but we often forget that there are millions of runners across the United States. Even if we run alone, we do so alongside runners across the world. This podcast explores the role running communities play in making us better runners and people. Join this podcast exploring the communal spirit of running. Hearing stories from runners, who are not only doing awesome things on the run but also beyond.

    James Moore

    James Moore

    Welcome to Run Build Grow hosted by Andrew Ware. Thank you for joining as we explore the communal spirit of running.
    In this episode we welcomeJames Moore. James is a local runner to the Hampton Roads area, who ran his 5th Boston Marathon this past Monday. Boston may not be in the cards for all runners, but setting goals is something we can all relate to. James went into this marathon journey with the audacious goal to qualify for Boston and he did so. Listen as we unpack how he got to Boston and what it was like the 5th time he ran the race. We talk beyond Boston and look at the importance of community for hitting goals and doing hard things.
    Check out James: @365daysofjames on Instagram
    Help Support the RunninRev and Run Build Grow Podcast go to: RunninRev or Run Build Grow website
    Follow the pod on Instagram: @communityrunpod
    Follow the RunninRev on Social Media:
    Instagram: @runnin_revFacebook: runninrev
    Support this Podcaston Buy Me A Coffee : Leave a tip if you enjoyed this episode or become a monthly supporter of the RunninRev Run Club.
    (C)Andrew Ware 2024
    Music License:
    I’m Nazar Rybak, as the author of 'Keep Running' www.melodyloops.com/tracks/keep-running/, grants Melody Loops and it's licensees, including Andrew Ware, permission to use this Music.
    This Music may be used in commercial and personal projects and in monetized videos (such as Youtube or Vimeo) without paying additional fees or royalties to author. The Music must be used in accordance with the Melody Loops End User License Agreement https://www.melodyloops.com/support/full-license/
    License #: 8126583717

    • 40 min
    James Dowell

    James Dowell

    Welcome to Run Build Grow hosted by Andrew Ware. Thank you for joining as we explore the communal spirit of running.
    In this episode we welcomeJames Dowell. James is the Co-leader of Prolyfyck Run Crew out of Charlottesville, Va, and has become a leader throughout Charlottesville and beyond. This conversation explores the black running community and the work that run clubs like Prolyfyck to create welcoming communities for all people. James talks about his running journey and how he got started as an adult, but what it has meant even more as he has become a leader and watched others achieved things they never thought possible.
    Learn more about the guest or fun things from the episode:
    Prolyfyck Run Crew - Charlottesville Running Group Building an Inclusive Community - Runners World Article talking about Prolyfyck Run Crew and the work they are doing in Charlottesville, Va. Prolyfyck - Who is a Runner - Brooks Documentary featuring Prolyfyck Co-Leader Will Jones.Prolyfyck - Soul Sistaz - Brooks Documentary following the journey of Prolyfyck Run Crew Members tackling their first marathon at the Detroit Free Press Marathon.Prolyfyck InstagramProlyfyck
    Help Support the RunninRev and Run Build Grow Podcast go to: RunninRev or Run Build Grow website
    Follow the pod on Instagram: @communityrunpod
    Follow the RunninRev on Social Media:
    Instagram: @runnin_revFacebook: runninrev
    Support this Podcaston Buy Me A Coffee : Leave a tip if you enjoyed this episode or become a monthly supporter of the RunninRev Run Club.
    (C)Andrew Ware 2024
    Music License:
    I’m Nazar Rybak, as the author of 'Keep Running' www.melodyloops.com/tracks/keep-running/, grants Melody Loops and it's licensees, including Andrew Ware, permission to use this Music.
    This Music may be used in commercial and personal projects and in monetized videos (such as Youtube or Vimeo) without paying additional fees or royalties to author. The Music must be used in accordance with the Melody Loops End User License Agreement https://www.melodyloops.com/support/full-license/
    License #: 8126583717

    • 44 min
    Mike Couch

    Mike Couch

    Welcome to Run Build Grow hosted by Andrew Ware. Thank you for joining as we explore the communal spirit of running.
    In this episode we welcome Mike Couch. Mike is the co-leader and founder of RunSomeMo Run Club in Portsmouth, Va. He leads the club out of MoMac Brewing Company, and has tried to create community in a place that hasn’t seen a lot of run community development. He talks about how much the community around him has gotten him through the ups and downs of his running. We also talk about what it means to give back to this community and help others find that running joy too.
    Learn more about the guest or fun things from the episode:
    USS MassachusettsMoMac Brewing CompanyRunSomeMo InstagramJ&A Racing - The official J&A Website
    Help Support the RunninRev and Run Build Grow Podcast go to: RunninRev or Run Build Grow website
    Follow the pod on Instagram: @communityrunpod
    Follow the RunninRev on Social Media:
    Instagram: @runnin_revFacebook: runninrev
    Support this Podcaston Buy Me A Coffee : Leave a tip if you enjoyed this episode or become a monthly supporter of the RunninRev Run Club.
    (C)Andrew Ware 2024
    Music License:
    I’m Nazar Rybak, as the author of 'Keep Running' www.melodyloops.com/tracks/keep-running/, grants Melody Loops and it's licensees, including Andrew Ware, permission to use this Music.
    This Music may be used in commercial and personal projects and in monetized videos (such as Youtube or Vimeo) without paying additional fees or royalties to author. The Music must be used in accordance with the Melody Loops End User License Agreement https://www.melodyloops.com/support/full-license/
    License #: 8126583717

    • 45 min
    Kate Fletcher

    Kate Fletcher

    Welcome to Run Build Grow hosted by Andrew Ware. Thank you for joining as we explore the communal spirit of running.
    In this episode we welcomeKate Fletcher. Kate is a High School English teacher who had a crazy idea, to put herself in difficult situations to raise money for students who have had their own difficult experiences.
    We talk about the Lion Pride Run, a yearly challenge for Kate that helps to raise money for a scholarship for graduating seniors. Hear about her journey in coming up with the idea of Lion Pride Run and why it has become more important over the years to finish her challenge in the name of showing these students they can do hard things just like her.
    Learn more about the guest or fun things from the episode:
    GoFundMe for Lion Pride Run - Donate to Lion Pride Run, and help students who have overcome struggles in their life.Lion Pride Run - Learn more about the Lion Pride run.
    Help Support the RunninRev and Run Build Grow Podcast go to: RunninRev or Run Build Grow website
    Follow the pod on Instagram: @communityrunpod
    Follow the RunninRev on Social Media:
    Instagram: @runnin_revFacebook: runninrev
    Support this Podcaston Buy Me A Coffee : Leave a tip if you enjoyed this episode or become a monthly supporter of the RunninRev Run Club.
    (C)Andrew Ware 2024
    Music License:
    I’m Nazar Rybak, as the author of 'Keep Running' www.melodyloops.com/tracks/keep-running/, grants Melody Loops and it's licensees, including Andrew Ware, permission to use this Music.
    This Music may be used in commercial and personal projects and in monetized videos (such as Youtube or Vimeo) without paying additional fees or royalties to author. The Music must be used in accordance with the Melody Loops End User License Agreement https://www.melodyloops.com/support/full-license/
    License #: 8126583717

    • 44 min
    Robin Telfian

    Robin Telfian

    Welcome to Run Build Grow hosted by Andrew Ware. Thank you for joining as we explore the communal spirit of running.
    In this episode we welcomeRobin Telfian. Robin is the founder and director of Shood: Shoes for Good, a non-profit located in Richmond, Va that collects, fits, and distributes shoes to those who need them. This covers a large range, as Shood collects old and worn running shoes that have reached the end of the runners journey, but can often be repurposed to provide shoes for those who may not have access to shoes to wear around. Shood connects with homeless shelters and agencies in Richmond to distribute. They have also partnered with shoe companies and the High Schools in the city of Richmond to provide free track and running shoes for track and field and cross country athletes.
    With the ultimate goal of help those in need through something many runners take for granted and helping to make participating in running more accessible at the youth level Robin hopes that this impact is felt and the entire community can help support.
    In this conversation we explore the journey of Shood. From smelly running shoes taking up space in the back of Robin's car, to delivering shoes (both old and new) across the City of Richmond to help care for one of our most essential assets in running (our feet).
    Learn more about the guest or fun things from the episode:
    Shood: Shoes for Good - Check out the website for Shood, and learn all about the work the do in Richmond, Va.Robin Telfian on Active Faith Podcast - This is my interview from April 2022 on my previous podcast, The Active Faith Podcast. Robin and I talk even more about Shood, but also talk about her own journey and how she is caring for herself in the midst of it.
    Help Support the RunninRev and Run Build Grow Podcast go to: RunninRev or Run Build Grow website
    Follow the pod on Instagram: @communityrunpod
    Follow the RunninRev on Social Media:
    Instagram: @runnin_revFacebook: runninrev
    Support this Podcaston Buy Me A Coffee : Leave a tip if you enjoyed this episode or become a monthly supporter of the RunninRev Run Club.
    (C)Andrew Ware 2024
    Music License:
    I’m Nazar Rybak, as the author of 'Keep Running' www.melodyloops.com/tracks/keep-running/, grants Melody Loops and it's licensees, including Andrew Ware, permission to use this Music.
    This Music may be used in commercial and personal projects and in monetized videos (such as Youtube or Vimeo) without paying additional fees or royalties to author. The Music must be used in accordance with the Melody Loops End User License Agreement https://www.melodyloops.com/support/full-license/
    License #: 8126583717

    • 37 min
    John Hartzell

    John Hartzell

    Welcome to Run Build Grow hosted by Andrew Ware. Thank you for joining as we explore the communal spirit of running.
    In this episode we welcomeJohn Hartzell. John is a steadfast presence in the Hampton Roads running scene. However, for John this is about more than just running.
    In this episode, John and I talk about the beginning of his running journey in Hampton Roads. Fast Forward to today, and John is giving back to this same community that gave him life. He recounts friends that have encouraged him along the way, and why more than anything he enjoys volunteering at races.
    Learn more about the guest or fun things from the episode:
    Yuengling Shamrock Marathon WeekendJ&A Racing - The official J&A Website
    Help Support the RunninRev and Run Build Grow Podcast go to: RunninRev or Run Build Grow website
    Follow the pod on Instagram: @communityrunpod
    Follow the RunninRev on Social Media:
    Instagram: @runnin_revFacebook: runninrev
    Support this Podcaston Buy Me A Coffee : Leave a tip if you enjoyed this episode or become a monthly supporter of the RunninRev Run Club.
    (C)Andrew Ware 2024
    Music License:
    I’m Nazar Rybak, as the author of 'Keep Running' www.melodyloops.com/tracks/keep-running/, grants Melody Loops and it's licensees, including Andrew Ware, permission to use this Music.
    This Music may be used in commercial and personal projects and in monetized videos (such as Youtube or Vimeo) without paying additional fees or royalties to author. The Music must be used in accordance with the Melody Loops End User License Agreement https://www.melodyloops.com/support/full-license/
    License #: 8126583717

    • 46 min

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Christian Chavez

Hi! Just listen to the Mike couch episode! I’m Christian! It was an awesome episode and hearing mikes thoughts on the race and his experience guiding me for those last 14 miles! Virginia Beach and it’s community are amazing! Best marathon trip I’ve been on! That race wasn’t a PR attempt but it was a race I needed for my 55 mile race in May! This race is a big part of that goal and everyone who helped me at Virginia Beach! Thank you again!

Kfj09 ,

Phenomenal Energy!

This is such a fun and energetic PodCast that centers on the running scene in Hampton Roads, VA. Andrew does a great job of digging into the spirit of the running community and helps dissect what keeps people engaged and committed through their running journey. Always excited for a new episode to launch!

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Totally refreshing pod ❤️

This podcast is a must for anyone in the Virginia running scene. Andrew is a great dude and has an amazing talent for booking interesting local runners and sharing stories.

Check this podcast out!

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