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Lauren Chiles

Knoxville Track Club

Lauren is not your typical runner. You won't find her in the front corrals at races or in the front of the pack, but you'll notice her by her infectious laugh, on or off the road or greenway. She loves running and has found a way to blend fun with fitness. Lauren returned to Knoxville, her college town, four years ago after spending years studying and practicing what most of us would avoid, disease and pathology. Upon her return, she stepped back into running, and into the shoes of Social Director for the Knoxville Track Club. She morphed what had once been a Wednesday night group run into creative ways to run for fun, including Scavenger Hunt runs, a "Leap Day" run, and a Team Socialite. She raised the KTC social bar by organizing social events for the group which have included group meet-ups at baseball games and hockey games, as well as volunteer efforts for KTC races. All the while, this girl-on-the-go has been recreating her running goals as well, and after years of saying she would never run a marathon, signed up and did just that! By day, Lauren, the Pathologist, can be found nerdying it up in scrubs in front of a microscope, being selected as a 2013 Top Doc by Cityview Magazine, and after hours, Lauren, the Socialite, can be found at the gym or on a run in her favorite Lululemon gear.

Last year, the KTC Wednesday Night Runners declared Lauren Socialite of the Year at their Homecoming Run. Also in 2012, KTC honored her with their Volunteer of the Year award. She is excited and honored to be named as your Run Ambassador. Come join her Monday nights at 6 p.m. at the Tin Roof on Cumberland Avenue or Wednesday nights at 5:30 at the Bearden Runners Market for KTC social runs. What's a few miles, when you've got friends?