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Who is Crystal?


The Athlete

Among her many accomplishments since taking her fate in her own hands, Crystal Hadnott has run well over 150 full and half marathons since October 2006 and on several different occasions, she has also run a 202-mile relay race. In addition, she is known to bike 150 miles in the BP MS-150 in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Her next challenges are running all 50 states, the world majors as well as conquering her first ultra marathon.

Recently, she started a new athletic venture... she started flighting like a girl!


The Author

As an authority and expert on all things nutrition, fitness, health and wellness. She has published several scholarly articles, she authored her first book,  "The Finish Line was Just the Start: A Marathon Runner's Memoir of Relentlessness, Resilience & Renewal."

She is set to release two more books in 2020.


The Nutritionist

Crystal also serves as a Nutritionist and Wellness Coach with the company she started, Synergy Total Holistic Health and Wellness. Her company is known from curating wellness through integrative functional nutrition modalities.

As an advocate of health and fitness, she founded “Pavement Princess”, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization designed to combat childhood obesity geared towards young girls between the ages of 7-13 years old.

She has also founded another non-profit organization along with her childhood friend, Growing Up Growing. The nutritionist (Crystal) and the chef (Christopher) not only provide community gardens for youth within their neighborhoods but also offer educational workshops giving social instructions and interactions around the food that they are growing. Like to say that this is where community engagement meets food advocacy and food diplomacy.

When she is not dedicating her resources to her non-profit organization, she supports various advocacy and philanthropic activities across the world.

Why I Run

Marathon running is the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.  Pounding the pavement is so much more than just a workout.  It is what created a new life for me.

Global Running Day

Global Running Day is a day that celebrates the sport of running.  It is held annually on the first Wednesday of June.  It is a day to share the love of running with the world.

Support our Pavement Princesses

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and empower the lives of young girls between the ages of 7-13 through running. Your generous donation will help us further our mission in combating physical, mental and emotional issues.

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