Success Stories

What a GREAT experience! Coach Beth definitely got everyone off the couch with her humor, dedication and enthusiasm. I HIGHLY recommend the Couch to 5K class. You’ll never look at your couch the same way!

Deb Greene


I am one of the rare men that took your couch to 5K class about a year ago. Since that time I have run 10 5K races, a 12K race, and just finished an 8K. My times have dropped 15 minutes (off the 5K) and I have lost 15+ pounds. The class was challenging, yet fun. I still talk about “my coach Beth” even though I haven’t taken a class since then. Thanks to you for not only helping me get much healthier, but also learn how to have fun exercising!

Mark Anderson

DanielleI didn’t run and didn’t know if I could. I took Running Evolution’s Couch to 5K and was so proud of myself for finishing that first half mile, that first mile, leading up to three miles. I signed up for the Half Marathon class, thinking I was crazy for even signing up, but as the miles got longer, the support from the team grew stronger, and I felt more confidence in myself than I have in a long time. I couldn’t believe that I completed my first half marathon literally one year and a week after I started my Couch to 5K class!

Danielle Rosenow

Whether you want to be able to run a few miles or a marathon, Beth will get you to your goal with her good-humored encouragement. No matter which class you take you will be proud of yourself (and a bit sad) when it’s over.

Val Pingatore Pate

I took a couch to 5k class in April 2010 and ended up completing the 2011 Portland Marathon. I didn’t know I could be a “real” runner until I met Beth and the other fabulous women of Running Evolution. In less than two years, I ran farther than I ever thought possible and made incredible friends along the way!

Christy Thomas