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About Carleth's Run Club

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Carleth's Story

Carleth Keys is a marathon runner and influential running content creator from NYC. With a background in news reporting, she now shares her passion for long-distance running and her global adventures on her social media platforms. Carleth's engaging and educational content inspires others to overcome challenges and achieve their seemingly impossible goals.

As a marathon enthusiast, mother of two, and creator of running-related content, I use my social media platforms to share my marathon training experiences, racing tips, and my global running adventures. I find joy in offering others informative and engaging content that fosters genuine online relationships.

My path to becoming an influencer and content creator began when I developed a passion for long-distance running. For 15 years, I worked as a news reporter and anchor in the US, until motherhood led me to relocate to Spain to raise my two wonderful children. It was in Madrid that I trained for my inaugural marathon: the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. This event marked my return to the US after five years of living overseas, and I was instantly captivated by the thrill of crossing the finish line.

However, when the pandemic struck and all races were put on hold, I persisted in my running journey by recording, editing, and sharing my runs on social media. My engaging content attracted thousands of keen and aspiring runners, and soon enough, brands began to take notice. Today, my community of fitness enthusiasts spans over 150 thousand across various platforms. My ultimate goal is to inspire others to pursue their dreams, no matter how unattainable they may appear.

Why Carleth's Run Club? 

I love providing you all with tips to train for my favorite distance, the marathon!  While in Berlin with Destination Marathons, I met some great people who were all training and looking to reach sub 3 hours.  We decided that I needed to help you, and my audience further and that's how CRC was formed!  Not only do I have great coaches to help you crush your goals in your next marathon, I am going to be right there with you with each workout.

Meet The Run Club Coaches


Melissa Cooney

Melissa Cooney is an accomplished runner, having run 17 Marathons  (4 Majors) and a PR of 2:52, just ran a 3:08 comfortably in Berlin, knowing she wanted to have fun and finish strong!   Melissa traveled to Berlin with Destination Marathons in 2023 where met Carleth, Jess and Ben.  With Melissa’s running and sponsorship background,  she knew she found something special with these three and Carleth’s Run Club was born!  Bringing people together is Meliss’s specialty and can’t wait to see how we can help.  She is an RRCA Certified Marathon Coach,  Sells a Sponsorship Software full time and is sometimes called the “Sponsorship Fairy Godmother”.   She has two young girls at home (yes they run with her!) and she makes training work for her and her family now.   She is looking forward to joining Carleths Run Club and both educating and learning from everyone!  She is excited to continue to travel with Destination Marathons and make more memories and meet new people!

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Benjamin Saah

Ben began his fitness journey when he moved to the United States from Ghana. As an immigrant, he was faced with many challenges in a new country. As he learned to adjust, he relied on fitness and running to cope with day-to-day life stresses. 

Fitness and running became his daily therapy. Through this process, he learned more about myself. He transformed my health, body and mind. He became healthier, happier, fitter and stronger. The changes in my body boosted my confidence. He started to believe in himself and that gave me a new outlook on life. Since then, fitness and running has become his lifestyle.

Ben's purpose now is to inspire, empower and motivate others to believe in themselves through fitness and running. His goal is to give you all that he has learned during his fitness/running journey to help you reach your goals.

He has run TCS NYC Marathon 3x and 2 other marathons.

Starting in late 2019, he started a marathon challenge which ended in 22 marathons in 22 weeks.

Certification: USATF level I & RRCA

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