2022 - 2023 Charlotte Running Club Board of Directors

Eric Smith joined the CRC board in 2018 and is serving his second term as President. He ran his first marathon in 2003 and ran nine more before finding his passion in pacing races. The experience of helping others finish their races inspires him to run, on average, seven marathons a year, most of them as an official pacer. Eric’s strong commitment to the Charlotte running community is the primary reason the board selected him to lead as President. You can reach Eric at easzman@gmail.com.

Philip Sanford is an RRCA-certified coach with a particular interest in helping people who are new to the sport feel welcome in our running community. He leads the Triple C Beer Runners, serves as a Let Me Run coach at Sedgefield Middle School, and writes a weekly newsletter about all things running for his Team Sanford Running program. Philip can be reached at prsanford@gmail.com.  

Casey Cline has served as a Charlotte Marathon ambassador for 4 years, charity runner and coach for Girls on the Run of Charlotte, has organized and successfully held a “Kids Fun Run” at the Stratford Richardson YMCA, hosts a free community track workout every Tuesday ("Track Tuesday"), is a certified RRCA running coach and currently serves an active board member at the Stratford Richardson YMCA. As a registered Landscape Architect, Casey advocates for active design by encouraging active infrastructure such as greenways, bike lanes and placemaking communities in our city.

Lisa Landrum has been a member of the Charlotte running community for years and loves to engage with it via runCLTrun which she founded in 2017 as a way to connect runners and do some good for our community.  Lisa is an experienced runner of all distances on road and trail, including ultra distances up to 100 miles.  She loves to pace half and full marathons and help others reach their personal goals. She is USATF and NFHS certified which she puts to good use while coaching and mentoring young athletes through Forward Motion Lisa can be reached at runcltrun@gmail.com.

Art McDonald 

Although Art ran to stay in shape for various sports for most of his life, he did not take up serious running until 2014. Since then, Art has run about 25,000 miles completing numerous races of varying distances, including eleven marathons and, most recently, a 213-mile event. Running has gotten Art involved with the Charlotte Running Club, both as a participant and in supporting running in the Charlotte area. In addition to running with several groups each week, Art has paced numerous races and coached a Let Me Run group.  

Tim Mann is a financial advisor with Truist and found his love for running after many years as a competitive swimmer. He ran his first marathon in New York City in 2017 to raise money for Let Me Run. Since then he has served on LMR’s finance committee, is a leader in the Wooden Robot’s RunBots group, and is a regular at the Flying Biscuit’s Run Club on Sundays. Tim can be reached at tmann2727@gmail.com.