Are you
ready to RUN?

Are you
ready to grow?

Are you
ready to change?


Are you ready to
Chase the Sunrise at White Rock Lake.


Welcome To
Run With Shirley

About our group
If you are looking for a group of dedicated, if not serious runners, who encourage each other while having fun, we are your group! Make some new friends while establishing the habit of working out. If you would like to get a little healthier and stronger, it's always helpful to have a group helping you out. Set some goals that scare you a little and feel the triumph of empowerment that seeps into other areas of your life. Sign up and Run With Shirley! Programs are for all levels of runners including beginners, runners recovering from injury, or those wanting to start again. And, of course, walkers are welcome. The Run with Shirley program is about more than just running. It’s about making friends, staying fit, choosing a healthy lifestyle, getting back on track, encouragement and so much more. Whether you are continuing with the group, coming back, or new; it's time to commit to moving. The program includes, Group runs at White Rock Lake on Saturday morning, weekly schedules, strengthening exercises specifically for runners, instruction on proper stretches, and help with any issues that hindered you from running in the past. Let’s do this together!!

Training Programs

Walkers welcome!

BMW Dallas Half Marathon Training
July 22nd - December 10th

This 20 week program will slowly ramp up to the BMW Dallas Half Marathon. Training will prepare you to participate in the Tour des Fleur quarter marathon, Turkey Trot (8 miles), and our goal race the Dallas Half Marathon. I understand that not everyone is interested in races or longer distances. Feel free to join and enjoy the part of the journey that interests you. Everyone is welcome runners, walkers, and those that do some of both! The weekly schedule will include workouts for all levels. Feel free to contact me with any questions at

This training program only costs $75. This includes 20 weeks of personalized (race targeted) training, post workout drills and stretching by the lake, emailed weekly schedules, and lots of fun. It does not include the cost of the Races, but does include water and coffee after your workouts on Saturdays.
What makes our program unique is the social aspect, support, and camaraderie. Runs are always better with a group cheering you on! We will also have some social events during the training including our traditional carb loading dinner the Friday before the race.

Tour des Fleur Quarter Marathon, September 17th Click for more information
Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot, November 24th Click for more information

BMW Dallas Half Marathon, December 11th Click for more information

Monthly Personal Training
This includes a month of personalized (race targeted) training, weekly schedules, and weekly personal email to check on your progress. This personal training will follow and adapt to your abilities with the idea of achieving your goal. Or modify your goals to keep you moving. You are also welcome to join our in person workouts on Saturday and Wednesday morning. Although you may not be scheduled for the same distances, it’s still fun to run with a group. Personal training costs $100 per month subscription. Cancel anytime. No refunds.

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Success Stories

I started my running journey over 10 years ago with Shirley as my coach. I had never been a "runner" and was quite nervous about how I would make it through the program. However, shortly after I began, I realized that the coaches really cared about the participants and were focused on helping us achieve our goals. The day I finished my first half-marathon (2011) was truly overwhelming, and it marked the beginning of a new path to health and wellness as part of self-care. The program helped me build both the physical and mental toughness needed to not only succeed in running, but also encouraged a new approach for tackling any challenge in my life. I made friends who turned into family. Running is not something that I do, but a part of who I have become. All my favorite "Shirley-isms" still play in my head during a race! She delivers all the motivation and skills needed to have a successful running season that may just change your life! - Brittany W

After becoming a pandemic runner, I gave myself the challenge of training for the Dallas Half Marathon. On a whim, I decided to join Coach Shirley’s running program and it was one of the smartest things I’ve done! The night before my first day, I was so nervous thinking I wouldn’t be fast enough or fit enough to run with the group. Instead, that first morning I met a community of friendly runners at every pace who cheered me on throughout the fall. As the weeks went by following Coach Shirley’s training program, I was excited to be up for a run at 6am on a Saturday to see how I fared with that new additional mileage and eventually found myself running around the entirety of White Rock Lake - something I never could have imagined! As race day approached, Coach Shirley’s training plan had me feeling prepared and confident to run my first Half Marathon and I did!! I’m excited to continue my training with Coach Shirley for more races! - Sarah E

I had recently turned 51 and was completely out of shape when I made the decision to run my first half marathon. I needed to set a goal to get moving, and I decided the bigger the goal the better. I knew I needed coaching to help me be successful.
As unattainable as my goal seemed, Coach Shirley gave me the tools, guidance and confidence to reach the finish line. She also taught me a new passion for the sport of running that I never knew I could have. She challenged me where I needed it, and helped to get me to the start line and a successful completion of my first half marathon! She's one of the most passionate and knowledgeable coaches and genuinely takes pride in her runners’ successes. - Sarah M


My Running

I began my running journey by accident in 2005. I was never overly athletic, but had started working out at the gym and running on a treadmill. My sister-in-law was joining a training group through Luke’s Locker for the White Rock half-marathon. And of course if your friend is going to jump off a cliff… sign me up too! I completed my first half-marathon in December 2005 and have been running ever since.

I have completed the Marine Corp Marathon, the Hotter’N Hell 100 (bike ride), and several sprint triathlons. And of course the BMW Dallas half marathon almost every year since my first in 2006. As with most runners, I have had my setbacks. In May of 2019, while riding in the MS150, I fell and broke my ankle. It was a long road back, but I kept moving.

I started coaching the beginner group with Luke’s Locker in 2008 and became head coach for the beginner group in 2012. I love training people and seeing them cross the finish line. If you are willing to put in the work, come join us at run with Shirley.


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To protect all of our participants please do not attend group workouts if:
  - You have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the group workout, you should not attend the group workout.
  - You feel sick or experience symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19) you should not participate in group workouts while symptomatic, even if you have been vaccinated. Even if it is not COVID, it is never a good idea to run when you are sick.