2024 Women Run NH event | August 24, 2024 | Bedford, NH

Check out our updated schedule of events

Bedazzling Workshop

Bedazzling Workshop

Last year Yuki Chorney, aka the “Boston Unicorn,” brought her bedazzling skills to Women Run NH. Although Yuki is unable to join us this year, we plan to run four bedazzling workshops at our event this summer. We took some notes last year, and we will have some expert bedazzlers on site throughout the day. We will provide all the supplies. Bring a small personal item with you if you wish to participate. 

College Panel

Corey Dowe

Corey Dowe is a member of the 2022 US Mountain Racing Championship Team which took home a bronze medal from the World Mountain Racing Championships in Thailand. Corey is a graduate of Coe-Brown Academy and Cornell University. She lives and trains in the White Mountains.

Michaela Safford

Growing up in the Monadnock region, Michaela (Athanasopoulos) Safford earned many all-state and individual state titles as a Track & Field athlete at Monadnock Regional High School. During her senior year, she was the D3 state champion in the 100m hurdles, 400m, and 800m. She was also the Meet of Champs champion in the 300m hurdles and runner-up in the state heptathlon. She went on to compete on the Colby College Track & Field team where she was a three-time NCAA D3 National Championship qualifier and two-time All-American. Now residing in central NH with her husband and two toddlers, she has her sights set on her first postpartum race.

Courtney Hawkins

Courtney Hawkins runs for the Boston Athletic Association Racing Team and is a Natick store Ambassador for Lululemon. She became a 2:46 marathoner in Berlin in the fall of 2022. Courtney is a NH native and graduate of Milford High School where she won many accolades for her high school running performances. She was the 2011 NH XC MOC Champion and the 2011-12 NH Gatorade XC Runner of the Year. She went on to compete for the University of Rhode Island, where she had to overcome a fractured patella. She graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and a B.A. in Biology and currently works in Engineering Compliance at Moderna. 

Carly Rinko

Carly Rinko is a 2021 graduate of Bedford High School. She was the 2020 Division 1 XC Champion and the 2021 NH Division 1 Champion in the 800m.

Carly is entering her junior year at Tufts University where she is pursuing a double major in Economics and Environmental Science with a minor in Spanish. She continues her competitive running career as a member of the Tufts XC/ Track & Field program.

A Mind for the Miles: Mental Skills for High Performance in Distance Running.

Dr. Stephen P. Gonzalez PHD, CMPC

We are very fortunate to welcome back Dr. Stephen P. Gonzalez: CMPC and Assistant Athletics Director for Leadership of Mental Performance at Dartmouth College. Dr. Gonzalez has supported our event since the beginning, and his talks on mastering the mental approach to training and racing have been a staple of the education we hope to offer coaches and athletes. His sessions are in high demand, and we are so grateful for his continued support.

Dr. Gonzalez will offer 2 sessions on developing mental skills for high performance in distance running. Set yourself up for success this season with his tips.

Renegade Movement and Performance

Renegade Movement and Performance is an orthopedic sports performance and pelvic health physical therapy clinic located in Bedford, NH. Renegade’s promise is to not only find solutions for what you’re going through, but to also keep you active and doing whatever it is that you love.

They are proud to offer individualized and one-on-one treatment and solutions that allow you to feel better right away and feel great for life.

They offer solutions for leaking, pelvic pain, diastasis and prolapse concerns, a comfortable pregnancy, and the best and most optimal postpartum recovery as well as treatment for all orthopedic concerns for young athletes and adults who want to recover from a nagging injury, perform better, and be active for life.

Dr. Kyle Brunelle, PT, DPT
Dr. Kaylee Pobocik, PT, DPT, ATC
Dr. Alexis Brunelle, PT, DPT

Shira Evans

Shira Evans, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is an expert in the fields of sports nutrition, REDs, disordered eating, and eating disorder care. She is the owner of Shira Evans Nutrition LLC and excited to offer virtual nutrition counseling services to athletes for sports nutrition, and the treatment of REDs, disordered eating, and eating disorders in multiple states!
Shira started her career working in higher levels of care for eating disorders, supporting clients of all diverse backgrounds and working in a multidisciplinary fashion. Simultaneously, she ventured into private practice to support athletes, providing 1:1 nutrition counseling to optimize their performance. She has many years of experience working as a sports dietitian in Division-I athletics, most recently serving as the Director of Sports Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill and prior to that working in a similar capacity at Dartmouth College.

Shira is a competitive runner and she enjoys cycling. She has cycled across the United States twice, to support affordable housing initiatives.

Dr. Hillary Cauthen

Dr. Hillary Cauthen is a clinical sport psychologist based in Austin TX. Hillary was a division 1 college track athlete, before embarking on a career focusing on the mental health and mental performance dimensions of high performers. She studied and competed at the University of New Hampshire, and Miami, Ohio, before completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, in Los Angeles.

Dr. Cauthen is the Founder of Texas Optimal Performance & Psychological Services. Formerly served as the Director of Organizational Wellness & Performance for Austin FC and the performance psychologist for the San Antonio Spurs, where she developed their mental performance and wellness programs. Dr. Cauthen has developed private businesses that bring mental wellness curriculum to school districts across the nation, as well as an analytics company that helps predict the behavioral risk factors in players for teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and Premier League. Her work with high performance is breaking down stigma across communities which is highlighted in her book, “Hello Trauma, Our Invisible Teammate.”

Dr. Cauthen will be offering the following sessions at our event this August:

Talk title: Cultivating a Culture of Care for a Culture of Champions 

(For Coaches)

In our journey to becoming champions, leading champions, and wining championships one must remember that a culture of care is the ultimate catalyst for success, fostering resilience, trust, and innovation. Dr. Cauthen will highlight the essence of building a successful culture to meet the demands of the climate of the players involved. Her talk will discuss empathetic engagement, accountability, and fostering life skills to reduce mental illness and enhance mental wellness.

Strive & Thrive: Fostering Mental Wellness for Peak Performance

(For Athletes)

A dynamic discussion focusing on the crucial intersection between mental wellness and mental performance. Through engaging discussions, interactive workshops, and expert insights, participants will explore strategies to cultivate resilience, manage stress, and enhance their overall mental well-being. Athletes will learn the art of running within themselves and enhance their overall well-being