Jason Karp

Active.com Contributing Writer

It all started with a race once around the track in sixth grade. Little did Jason know how much it would change and define his life.

Since that first race, Jason has become a nationally-recognized running and fitness coach and owner of Run-Fit. The 2011 IDEA National Personal Trainer of the Year, Jason holds three degrees in exercise science, including a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Indiana University and a master’s degree from the world-famous Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Calgary.

Jason has more than 200 articles published in numerous international running, coaching and fitness magazines and scientific journals. Jason is the author of five books, including Running for Women and Running a Marathon For Dummies, and is a frequent speaker at international fitness and coaching conferences.

A former high school and college cross country and track coach, Jason is a USA Track & Field certified running coach, has led elite coaching camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and is sponsored by PowerBar and Brooks. He has been a runner since sixth grade and was a member of the silver-medal winning U.S. Masters Team at the 2013 World Maccabiah Games in Israel.