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May
21

It’s hard to believe the effect Walt Disney World can have on an individual.  It’s even harder to believe the effect one single attraction can have on someone.  Case in point, meet Courtney Anne Maclaren.  Originally from Wilmington, DE and currently living in the Orlando area as a Disney World Cast Member through the College Program she’s a huge Tower of Terror fan.  She recently graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Elementary Education. 

It was the Tower of Terror that motivated Courtney to begin her running quest.  When Disney announced the Inaugural Tower of Terror 10-Miler race Courtney new she had to get involved.  With her friend, Jess Furtado, they both committed to running the race in September of 2012.  Courtney knew in order to...

Apr
16

Hola Amigos!  Meet Team Studios Central runner, Yulady Rodriguez.  Married and a mother of two children, a 16-year old boy and 12-year old girl, Yulady has been a local Orlando resident for the past 16 years who is very fluent in the Spanish language.  Originally from Maracay, Venezuela she moved to Orlando after earning her degree in hotel management and tourism.  She’s now a stay-at-home mom and is grateful to be able to spend a lot of time with her children. 

Yulady remembers when she was a skinny twig and a very accomplished swimmer up until the age of 10.  At that point the weight challenge began in her life.  She’d gain and lose weight consistently until 2011 when she made a conscience decision to lose it and keep it off for good. ...

Apr
2

Studios Central is beginning a blog series profiling our runners from Team Studios Central.  This will give everyone a chance to meet each runner and get to know their running history and personal story.  Today we begin with Amanda North

Amanda currently lives in Scarsdale, NY with her husband and three children ages 9, 7, and 5.  She has a very fulfilling full-time job working with children as a pediatric urologist at a children’s hospital in the Bronx. 

As an active high school athlete in soccer and lacrosse Amanda found it difficult to stay active after college.  She tried different couch to 5k programs, but never completed them.  One day in 2010 Amanda read about another runner who...

Nov
5

Team Studios Central (running team) has been rolling through the fall running season.  Recently, some team members have participated in local races to stay in shape for that upcoming Disney race or to support a local charity. 

On Saturday, November 3rd Team SC runner Shelly Benhoff raced in the Give Kids the World Gingerbread 5k at Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Florida.  Team Studios Central has been raising money for Give Kids the World since the team’s inception back in the fall of 2010.  To date we’ve raised $1,800 for the village.  Shelley got a first-hand look at the village before, during,...

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