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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: Where Can I Run?
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The Runaround: Where Can I Run?
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
If you are one of those people who have a newfound enjoyment for walking or running but are starting to get tired of your same route, I’d like to offer you a few places you could consider. We are pretty lucky to live in State College with well-maintained sidewalks and bike paths. [Read More]
The Runaround: Social Distance Running
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The Runaround: Social Distance Running
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
Compared to the rest of the world, the problems faced by runners have been fairly trivial. That said, it does stink to find out a race you have been training months for has been postponed or canceled. But many races are starting to offer a virtual race option. [Read More]
The Runaround: The Krispy Kreme Challenge
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The Runaround: The Krispy Kreme Challenge
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
Running is an amazing activity with many benefits. And who doesn’t like donuts? But mixing the two together? Well, that’s what me and thousands of other runners did last month as we took part in the Krispy Kreme Challenge. [Read More]
The Runaround: Guys, Be Better
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The Runaround: Guys, Be Better
22 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?
27 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
36 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
40 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
44 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
49 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
53 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]
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