About Me

Hi! I’m Sara Kurth. I was born in Minnesota and now live in the Bay Area of California (with stints in Chicago and Los Angeles).


I’ve been running for nearly 20 years (yikes!) and have done 25 marathons, one ultra marathon, and more half marathons that I can count.

I am an RRCA certified coach and a pacer, but also a middle of the packer (on a good day) who knows the focus needs to be on being your best, not being the best.

I know the common running wisdom and I know that some of it works, some of it doesn’t, but that which stuff falls into which categories varies greatly by person.

My Blog

Over the past few years, as I have coached and lead many first time runners, I have heard many stories of beginning runners and their doubts, their struggles, but also of their victories and successes. I have been there and felt (and still feel) those same struggles and wanted to share my experiences of finding a sense of accomplishment irrelevant of your size, speed or experience.

I’ve also learned a few things along the way about doing your best, finding satisfaction, and being proud of you accomplishments.

When I am not in the great outdoors exploring, I am in a comfy chair with a glass of red wine reading anything and everything. I am also a lover of factoids and trivia (the stranger, quirkier, and more unexpected, the better).

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