Running is hard on your body, this we all know to be true. In addition to its inherent physical challenges and rewards, running also offers mental and spiritual challenges as well. It is our goal to help all of our awesome Not So Normal runners Run Well and to help make this happen we have recruited some local people and providers to support us all. We can personally vouch for each of them and look for great tips and advice along the way as we all try to run healthy, happy, and strong. If you have an ache or pain, or a question about anything do not hesitate to contact them for advice and guidance.

For over 50 years UNC Orthopaedics has provided superb musculoskeletal health care to its patients, top rate education to its students and residents, and innovative research and knowledge to the orthopaedic profession.  Their physicians are experts in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions for both adults and children. We invite you to explore their website to learn more about our doctors, procedures and services. Dr. David Berkoff and his team from UNC Orthopaedics will serve as the Medical Director for the Not So Normal Half Marathon.

Fleet Feet Sports is the official Group Training Partner of the Not So Normal Races. Want to be a better runner, meet some amazing people, and change your world? Of course you do, so click on the image below and train to run your best race ever!

Lyndsay Bahn, owner and master instructor at the Yoga Shala in Carrboro, is one of only 4 teachers in the world authorized to teach the Yogastha Sadhana method, offering Classical Yoga as a daily practice to calm the body and master the mind. She teaches daily spiritual disciplines from a grounded perspective and conducts intensive yogic lifestyle retreats in the U.S. and abroad. She brings the experience and joy of her own personal daily practice, which includes posture practice, meditation, breathing exercises, chanting and prayer. Classes are deeply involved and focused on mindful, precise movements that offer overall whole healing through the strengthening the core, opening the joints and creating efficiency in the body that is unmatched by any other physical movement available today.

Want to run faster, more efficient, and injury free? Want to train with an amazing and knowledgeable coach who will push you to be your best self in a caring, motivating, and empowering way? Want to dial in your nutrition before, during, and after your runs? The Susan at Race Smart is your only call.

The Mission: Carrboro Community Acupuncture (CCA) aims to provide accessible, affordable, holistic healthcare.

The Vision: The health of a community is related to the availability of wellness services to its residents.  CCA will provide affordable acupuncture, and offer evening clinics to those that work during the day.

Kim is incredible and you will be amazed by the positive results you will get from working with her.