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Runner stories

How your miles help your mind

We’re dedicated to helping runners like you find community and learn how the run benefits the brain. For Mental Health Awareness Month, we spoke to 3 runners about how they use the run to get through challenging times.


How Do I Get Fast – A quiz!

So you wanna go fast? Find the dedicated training and high-performance gear you need for speed with this quick quiz.

5 min. read


3 alternatives to running when you can't make it outside

Lacking motivation or the weather’s crummy? Keep your goals on track with these great alternatives to running.

4 min. read

Runner stories

Students run the streets of Philadelphia

Did you know that from the first mile onward, young runners gain lifelong benefits? This Philly program is out to spread the word.

7 min. read

Runner stories

When the run is no longer happy

Coping with anxiety, depression, and the pressure of being a competitive collegiate runner, as told by a psychiatric nurse.

9 min. read


Discover stories for your run

Meet the staff who make the blog run — pun intended.

Get to know some of the great minds behind the Run Happy Blog.


Senior Writer & Editor

Ethan would rather run a hundred hills than embark on any sort of long run. Distance may not be his jam, but he does enjoy speed workouts to keep his footwork right for competitive tennis. When he's not telling stories about the running community or the latest Brooks gear on the Run Happy Blog, Ethan spends his time finding adventure with his family and experimenting in the kitchen.

Ethan recommends checking out this article about mental health and running.


Editorial Specialist

Neely is Brooks editorial specialist who oversees the curation and shaping of stories for the Run Happy blog. She is has been an avid jogger for 15 years and has a niche expertise in the Seattle ice cream scene. 

One of Neely’s favorite articles covers Brooks’ goal of net-zero carbon emissions.


Digital Designer

Spencer has been working at Brooks as a graphic designer and illustrator since 2019. In his spare time, he likes to get outdoors, play basketball, and be involved in the Seattle music scene. He also enjoys working on a web comic about his life with his wife, Glo.

Check out some of Spencer’s awesome illustrations here.


Senior Writer

Prarthana is a casual runner and a committed snacker. She credits Brooks for boosting her knowledge of shoe tech, her love of colorful laces, and her post-workout candy habit.

Prarthana recommends learning the truth behind these running myths.

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