Jen Barthol - Product Guru

Jen grew up in Midlothian VA. A lover of exercise and outdoors, she played just about every sport growing up. Her passion for running began in in high school when she and her family moved to Okinawa, Japan. She played soccer and swam for her high school, but realized how much she enjoyed running, so she gave up the soccer ball for running shoes and decided to run Track in addition to Cross Country. Her passion for running grew as she ran Cross Country and Track for Roanoke College. A highlight was running her 5k PR in her final collegiate meet. Jen continues to race and says she is enjoying it now more than ever. She ran her first half marathon at the 2018 Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and now has her eyes set on running a full marathon. Jen also works in a Physical Therapy clinic and is pursing an additional degree in the healthcare field. She began working at Running Etc. in the beginning of 2021.