Dawn White

RRCA Certified Running Coach
USATF Level 1 Certified Coach
RRCA Certified Race Director
CPR/First Aid Certified

Years running– 10 years

Favorite distance– Marathon

Currently training for– Richmond Marathon in November and Disney Marathon in January

Why you wanted to become a coach-I’ve always been a coach and teacher and love to share my passion with others. I like to take the beginner and see them progress through consistent effort.

Favorite runner– Meb, Pre, Galen, Shalane, and that runner who gives it their all everytime!

Favorite quote- “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” -Pre

Why it’s important to train with a coach– Sometimes it’s hard to be objective about your own training. A coach takes the guesswork out and can help you train efficiently. Although I am a coach, I have my own running coach as well!

Other hobbies– Reading and watching crime shows

Family/pets– Will-hubby, and my princess Gabby girl (Maltese-forever puppy)

Favorite race– Disney Marathon

Hardest part of training– Working on my mental game and speedwork

Etc-. I love Disney, Mickey Mouse, goats, and running shoes. I worked 21 years as a Bible teacher/ministry outreach director and now am fortunate to have a 2nd career at Black Dog Running I am just as passionate about!

Q Services

We believe a customized program is better than a generic program and that a coach is a trusted partner in your quest to become better. We believe all runners deserve the same personal attention and expert advice; whether going for your first 5K to qualifying for the Boston Marathon. As a result, we offer two programs for runners like you – Personal Coaching and Group Training Teams. All BDRC Coaches have years of personal running experience and have worked with countless runners. We are also Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Certified Running Coaches, USA Track and Field (USATF) Certified Running Coaches; CPR and First Aid Certified; Insured and Bonded.


$80 – month

Included with Personal Coaching:

30 minute consultation to discuss goals and training
Unlimited communication via text, email, FB avenues
Facebook group page
Specific training plan created for you based on your goals, days to run, etc.
Daily training plan
Constant evaluation and feedback of workouts
Ability to restructure training plan due to sickness, travel, etc.
Detailed race plan based on your target race, weather, elevation, etc.
In depth direction for fueling, cross training, general nutrition (not like a nutritionist but based on personal experiences), strength workouts, running form, and much more
30 minute pre-race meeting (1-2 weeks before target race)
Post-race tips for recovery
15% Discount at BDRC during training session


$40-$160 (cost varies based on length of program) We offer 5k, 10k, half and full marathon options for the Myrtle Beach Marathon Weekend, Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, etc.

Included with Group Training Teams

Group training plan based on ability (walking, run/walk, run)
Weekly training plan
2 weekly coach led training sessions
Unlimited coach contact via email/Facebook group page
Inclusion in Team Facebook group page
15% Discount at BDRC during training session
Training Team Shirt

At Black Dog Running Company, our goal is simply to help you run better. For some, this is running without pain or injury. For others, it’s running faster. Or a little farther. Or with more enjoyment. We think running better is all of these things and the discussion needs to go beyond just the gear we wear.

We are focused on discussing the things that actually matter in helping you improve performance and reduce injury rates. Yes, footwear is important, but just as important is your running form, your training intensity, your recovery and at-home PT, and your nutrition. When you come into our store, we will address all these factors as well as your running goals to help you get on the road injury free and with more ease and efficiency.

With this in mind, we offer the following clinics:

Good Form Running Clinic:

Free running form clinics offered during the year typically the second Saturday of each month (unless the date conflicts with local race). Visit our official Facebook page for the next clinic date and to RSVP.


During each session, BDRC owner Daniel Brass will discuss principles of natural running form, foot strength and stability, training intensity, and footwear. Coach Daniel is a certified running coach with over two decades experience working with runners of all skill levels. These clinics are free and open to the to public, just show up and be ready to interact/move. Clinics begin at 8:00am and last for about an hour.

Cost: Free

Running REFINE Clinic:
During your REFINE clinic session, you will receive personal one-on-one attention from one of the BDRC Coaches concerning getting back to the basics of running including proper warm-up, cool down, and how to improve your running form. The REFINE clinic lasts 90 minutes. Participants need to dress for a workout, bring a water bottle, yoga mat or thick towel, and foam roller. Clinic sessions subject to coach availability.

Cost: $50.00

REFINE Basics:

Warm-up Drills
Form drills
Video to examine running form
Running Form
Core Work
General Strength Training
Injury Prevention
Cool down stretching/drills

For additional information contact:
Coach Dawn White dawn@blackdogrunning.com
Call 843.839.1174 or talk to a store associate

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