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Doug Schunk

Doug Schunk is an avid runner and a chemistry teacher at State College Area High School. His running column will appear monthly.

Articles by Doug Schunk

The Runaround: Guys, Be Better
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The Runaround: Guys, Be Better
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
It seems like every week, there’s a new story coming out about female runners being verbally, physically or sexually abused by men during their runs. Guys, we need to be better. [Read More]
The Runaround: Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! Now What?
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The Runaround: Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! Now What?
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
Happy 2020! If you made any New Year’s resolutions, hopefully you haven’t broken them by the time you’ve read this column. If you did, no worries, tomorrow is another day. [Read More]
The Runaround: Experiences from the Chicago Marathon
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The Runaround: Experiences from the Chicago Marathon
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
Last October, I signed up for the Chicago Marathon. One of the things I like about signing up for these races is that it gives my family an excuse to travel and explore new cities. [Read More]
The Runaround: Experiences from the Big Cottonwood Marathon
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The Runaround: Experiences from the Big Cottonwood Marathon
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
Back in May I was chosen once again by Hyland’s to be part of another one of their running teams. This time they chose me to be the captain for their team of six to run the Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon near Salt Lake City, Utah. [Read More]
The Runaround: Cheaters Never Win, but Sometimes They Do at First
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The Runaround: Cheaters Never Win, but Sometimes They Do at First
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
The old saying ‘cheaters never prosper’ certainly holds up in many life situations, and that holds true for the running world as well, where several prominent cases of racing fraud have emerged over the years. [Read More]
The Runaround: Race Day Volunteering, or How to Get a Free Shirt Without Getting So Sweaty
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The Runaround: Race Day Volunteering, or How to Get a Free Shirt Without Getting So Sweaty
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
Well I finally did it. In my seventh year of running I finally did something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile but never have. I finally volunteered my time to help with the 44th annual Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Fest Races. [Read More]
The Runaround: Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Festival Races Are a Summer Tradition
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The Runaround: Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Festival Races Are a Summer Tradition
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
One of the oldest races in Central Pennsylvania takes place in a few weeks on July 14. Started in 1976, the Sue Crowe Memorial NVRC Arts Festival Races began as a 10-mile race. In the years since, the course has changed numerous times. [Read More]
The Runaround: First Time at the New Jersey Marathon
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The Runaround: First Time at the New Jersey Marathon
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
On the last weekend in April, my family and I traveled to Long Branch, N.J., for the New Jersey Marathon. This was my first time running this race so I wasn’t sure what to expect. [Read More]
The Runaround: Local Races Heating Up in May
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The Runaround: Local Races Heating Up in May
42 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
This will be a short one this month. Between school, training and running a marathon, and helping a father who is struggling with Parkinson's disease, there just hasn't been enough hours in the day. Here are the upcoming races coming up this month as the weather becomes more conducive to running. [Read More]
Local Athletes Finish Boston Marathon Local Athletes Finish Boston Marathon
44 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
After a morning monsoon passed, the sky cleared as athletes began the 26.2 mile journey from Hopkinton to Boston during Monday’s 123rd Boston Marathon. In spite of the warm temperatures and humidity, athletes from Centre County were able to finish in some pretty remarkable times. [Read More]
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