Kevin Mays, Bowling Green, KY
Kevin started running at age 47 when he was over weight. He said his first running event was painful and embarrassing but changed him. Eventually he realized that running could free him to be healthier, have more energy and just be a better overall person – and it didn’t matter if others were faster than him or not. He has since competed at every running distance from a 5k to the marathon, long distance cycling events and triathlons. His most recent endeavor was creating the White Squirrel Striders running club to introduce new people to running and healthy living.
Why Kevin likes Team Magic events: At my first Team Magic race in 2015 I was blown away by the attention to detail, resources, volunteers and overall atmosphere of the race. It was obvious to me that Team Magic makes every participant feel like they are racing in the pros!
Motivational Quote: "I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday." And "Suck it up, Buttercup!"
2017 Race Schedule: Music City 10k (with his wife doing her first 10k), Music City Tri, Cedars of Lebanon Tri and maybe Alabama Coastal Tri
Connect with Kevin: @SquirrelStrider and Facebook as Kevin Mays