Meet RE

Meet the Coaches


about-bethBeth Baker

Chief Running Officer of Running Evolution

Certification: Road Runners Club of America (RRCA)

I love my job. I have personally coached almost 2,500 non-runner students to run distances from 5ks to marathons. Before founding Running Evolution in 2006, I co-coached Seattle Fit from 2005-07 training more than 300 new runners to run or walk the Seattle Marathon. In addition to being a certified running coach through Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), I am a certified personal trainer. I love being a running coach in Seattle because it’s a beautiful place to run.

No. Seriously, who is Coach Beth?

I am a runner, not an athlete. I have a son. I have red hair. I like beer. I love cake. I am married. I wish I was a singer in a rock and roll band. I snort when I laugh. I love to run with music. I am a bad speller. I lived on a boat. I used to surf. I weighed over 200lbs when I was pregnant. I had fun eating when I was pregnant. I have a terrible voice. I have run 6 marathons and 15 half marathons. I cry every time I watch finishers complete their first 5k. I believe that physical activity can change your life, and generate power for those lives around you. I love my job.