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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: 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
3 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
7 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
12 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
16 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
18 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]
The Runaround: Why Does the Boston Marathon Matter So Much? The Runaround: Why Does the Boston Marathon Matter So Much?
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
When you hear the word marathon, what race comes to mind? For most people, THE marathon is the Boston Marathon. But why do so many athletes have the Boston Marathon as one of their bucket list running goals? Doug Schunk takes a look and previews upcoming local races. [Read More]
The Runaround: Running for Others
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The Runaround: Running for Others
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
Everyone has their own reason for running and being active. In Centre County, there are about 30 runners who run to help others. They are a group of runners known as Marathoners for Medicine. They run to raise money for Centre Volunteers in Medicine. [Read More]
The Runaround: Let's Talk About Running
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The Runaround: Let's Talk About Running
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
So what’s a runaholic to do when there’s no one around to talk to about running. We listen to podcasts about running. It turns out runners are some pretty remarkable people. We all have a story that is unique to each of us. I’ve stumbled upon a few running related podcasts that I thought my fe [Read More]
The Runaround: Happy New Year! Now What?
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The Runaround: Happy New Year! Now What?
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
Happy 2019! 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 Nittany Valley Half-Marathon: It’s Not 'Just a Half'
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The Nittany Valley Half-Marathon: It’s Not 'Just a Half'
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
Running any race is something to be proud of. Whether it’s 1 mile or 50, running a race is something which shouldn’t be taken lightly. But when I have friends tell me that they ran a half-marathon, they always add, “it was just a half-marathon.” “Just” a half-marathon? “Just” 13.1 mi [Read More]
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