Mark Lawrence Certified Instructor
Avid road and trail runner who has completed over 50 events of marathon distance or longer(most of them since turning 40) including many 50 mile races and two Boston Marathons. Former military officer who has run for fitness for over 30 years. Mark specializes in helping people find the joy of running as he did in his 5 years as President of the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, a 35 year old organization that quadrupled in membership during his tenure. In addition to ChiRunning, Mark is certified as a coach through the Road Runners Club of America, and the United States Association of Track & Field.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Frederick Steeplechasers, and on the Parks & Recreation Commission for the City of Frederick. He organizes group runs designed to accomodate all levels of runners, conducts youth running programs, helps to orchestrate countless road races throughout Frederick County, conducts monthly Chi Running clinics from the City of Frederick’s Talley Recreation Center and is the running form consultant for the “If the Shoe Fits” running shoe store in Frederick where he appears weekly (Fridays 5-6:00pm)offering free advice to runners of all levels.
Motto: “Running is an exercise of freedom!”