Meet our Coaches


Donnie Cowart
donnie@crazyrunning.com
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 co-owner of Crazy Running and 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 youth.


Robyn Land McElwee
robyn@crazyrunning.com
 Robyn has been running competitively for over 25 years.  She was a 4-time Western Regional champion and 2-time NC State champion in Cross Country and the 2-mile.  She is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she specialized in the 5000 and 10,000-meter events.  Robyn co-authored My Trainer Fitness for Kids, and has coached many high school runners to Division 1 scholarships.  She is a USATF certified coach, and the founder of Crazy Running.