Coach Holly Kane
Coach Holly, a USATF and RRCA certified Running Coach, wants to share her joy of running with everyone she meets. Since 2014 Holly has been coaching athletes of all levels and ages, from Boston qualifying adults to 6-year-old children. She says, “anyone can find joy in running, when they choose to make it fun”. Holly started the Apex Youth Run club with her colleague in 2012, volunteered as the lead coach for the Olive Chapel run club and leads a Facebook community of adult runners aptly named the “Happy Runners”. Holly is also a middle school Healthful Living/PE teacher at West Lake Middle School.
Coach Holly is married and has 2 daughters, one a student at UNCW and one in High School. With the support of her family, she has raced numerous marathons including the Boston Marathon (2013 and 2019), Richmond, Myrtle Beach, Tobacco Road, City of Oaks and Wilmington. Holly has also raced several ½ marathons and in 2019 she joined an ultra-team to run the Tuna 200-mile relay. Although a road marathon is her favorite race, recently Holly has found a lot of success with local single-track trail races where she finishes among the top females.
As a coach, Holly plans every run so athletes finish feeling strong, confident, successful and happy. She knows from personal experience that being physically fit produces a positive outlook that will manifest itself into all areas of life.