Why I run: Lauren Hawes

FROM: Columbus

OCCUPATION: Works for Dunn and Associates and as diving coach at Columbus North High School

SIGNED UP FOR: Half-marathon

SHOES: Nike and Brooks

FAVORITE SONG TO RUN TO: “I like a little bit of everything. When I’m not working out, I like more country. When I’m working out, more the pop, R&B, pretty much anything on Pandora.”

WHY I RUN: “I’ve always been an athlete, so working out has always been part of my life. I’m very into fitness. My degree in college was in recreation, and I just like staying healthy and staying fit.”