Crazy Running offers running, track and field and conditioning programs for young athletes ages 3 – 17. Our programs are typically 8 week sessions, and we offer a variety of different training opportunities throughout the year. Athletes can train with us year round with 5k Training, Winter Conditioning, Summer Track and Field, Family 5k Training, and Speed and Agility Training.

Our goal is to positively impact the health and future of our communities through running.

Young Kids  and Teens Running Program


Our Tykes are working on building coordination, stamina and focus all while playing FUN Crazy Running games!


The Juniors move, move, move, and have lots of fun! The JR Crazy Running curriculum is game and play focused to help capture kids attention span for the full 60 minutes.


Throughout our training, we will learn about “what it takes” to become a good runner – goals and determination, endurance, strength, speed, flexibility, good nutrition, and race preparation. Be prepared to do lots of running, sprinting, jumping, bounding, stretching, and strength exercises! Our Crazy Running workouts are appropriate for an 8 year old that needs to get moving more, and they have challenged a 14 year old that can run a 6:00 mile – so don’t worry, your child will not be left behind, and they will certainly be challenged!


Our teen Crazy Runners are learning more about structured training.

Our Crazy Running Teen workouts are perfect for 13-17 year olds who would like a fun, social way to get fit and move. Workouts will include some running of course, general strength work, mobility and flexibility. Crazy Running Teen workouts will have an emphasis on getting a great cardio and strength workout while having fun together. 

Workouts will be appropriate for any teenager, no running experience required

Our Story

Crazy Running was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina out of a need for kids to have highly active programming to keep them healthy and happy. Sports that were offered might have left kids on the sidelines waiting to get in some playing time. Drawing from track and field, brilliant games get all ages having fun. The first official program was run in Hanes Park in the summer of 2009.  Since then, Crazy Running has grown its year-round presence in Winston-Salem and reached franchise locations across multiple states. 

Family Owned & Operated

Donnie & Jessica Cowart &
Donnie, a native of Rustburg, VA, is a 2009 graduate of VMI, where he set school records in the indoor mile and the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Competing in both cross-country and track, Donnie capped his career at VMI with his 8:44.66 and Division I All-American finish in the steeplechase at the 2009 NCAA Championships.  Since graduation, Donnie made nine USATF Outdoor Championship Finals in the steeplechase, as well as the 2012 & 2016 Olympic Trials Finals where he finished 4th & 8th respectively. In 2014 Donnie became the 425th American to break 4 minutes in the mile (3:58.43) and in 2016 won gold for the USA at the Pan American Cross Country 10K Championships. He is currently chasing a sub-2:10 marathon. Despite his serious commitment to his craft, Coach Donnie loves to bring fun energy and enthusiasm to our runners! He and his wife Jessica own and operate Crazy Running Franchising & Crazy Running Winston-Salem.

Contact Crazy Running

Contact Details


New Haven
T: (336) 287-1639


T: (928) 699-3049


Western Maryland
T: (240) 702-5855

North Carolina:

Alamance & Rockingham Counties
T: (336) 210-9846

T: (336) 331-2424

T: (757) 472-7264

Lake Norman/Charlotte
T: (704) 890-1786

T: (919) 295-0044

T: (434) 426-5184


T: (281) 635-7944


Northern Virginia
T: (240) 702-5855

T: (434) 426-5184

For Franchise Info:

T: (434) 426-5184