Coach Claire wasn't always a runner.

claire bartholic

She started running in her mid-30s simply to get in shape for her high school reunion. It wasn’t about getting faster or racing; it was, to be honest, mainly about vanity.

But something changed in her as the miles slowly added up. The reunion came and went and she kept running.

Already plant based, she finished her first marathon at age 38 in a respectable 4:02 and was immediately hooked. She became a student of the marathon. With dedicated coaching and training, she successfully lowered her marathon PR to 2:58, remarkably without injury, and entirely plant-based. Claire is a multiple-time Boston Marathon qualifier, state Master’s Marathon Champion, and a competitive Master’s athlete.

But as amazing as it was to accomplish so much in her own running, Claire’s greater passion is helping others achieve their dreams. As a coach, she shares the tools and techniques she has learned to help athletes reach goals they never thought possible.

As a coach, she has led hundreds of athletes to the best performances of their lives through science-backed training, plant-based nutrition, and proven mindset programs.

She is a ASAF certified running coach and a NESTA certified Sports Nutrition Specialist.

Claire is also the host of one of the most popular running podcasts in the world, The Planted Runner Podcast. Thousands of runners listen to Claire interview the best in the sport each week as well as learn actionable lessons to become a better runner each episode!

the planted runner


The Ultimate Fuel Guide For Runners

Learn what will fuel you best before during and after your runs