Meet the Coaches

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Neely Spence Gracey

Neely began running in 8th grade, and quickly saw success which deepened her motivation to pursue big goals. It started at the high school level where she won four Pennsylvania State Championships. Upon graduation, she attended Shippensburg University, and became an eight time DII National Champion. During Neely’s time at SU, she studied Human Communication with a Coaching Minor because she knew she wanted to become a pro athlete and start coaching other runners towards their goals. In 2012, she signed her first pro contract, and in 2013 Get Running, LLC was born. The business has continued to grow, and as Neely’s career develops as an athlete, she becomes a better coach with each experience! She believes coaching helps inspire her to keep working towards her goals.

Personal Bests

Mile - 4:36

5K - 15:25

5 Mile - 25:22

10K - 32:16

13.1 - 1:09:59

26.2 - 2:34

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Katie Spratford

Katie learned at an early age that patience, consistency in training, and the power of positivity are essential to enjoying the process en route to personal goals. By the 6th grade, Katie had her sights set on becoming a pro runner. In High School, Katie ran for a competitive team in the Northeast who qualified for the Nike Cross Country National Championships. In college, Katie and Neely helped lead Shippensburg University to many Conference Championship titles, and Katie holds eight DII All American Honors. As a pro athlete in New England, Katie has competed at 4 Team USA events and is continuing to chase her goal of qualifying for the Olympic Trials. She brings 5 years of coaching experience to share with Team Get Running, and has a passion for injury prevention, returning from injury, strength training, and all PT prehab/rehab exercises as she aspires to pursue a career in Physical Therapy after elite running.

Personal Bests

5K - 16:08

6k XC - 20:06

10K - 33:10