Charity Pering – Columbia, SC Running Coach

From: $95.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

I am a mother-runner who can help you navigate your busy lifestyle and accomplish big running goals!



Columbia, South Carolina running coach Charity Pering is here to share her love for running and the running community with you, whether you’re a new mom getting back into running, a road runner transitioning to trails, or a new runner looking to getting started. Reach out to Charity below!

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited phone, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Columbia, SC


  • New to running – Do you need someone to support you and guide you in meeting your goals to get into running, learn how to enjoy it, and set realistic, fun goals? I can take you from 0 miles a week up to what you find fits your lifestyle as a new runner, be that a 5k, half marathon, marathon, and beyond.
  • Road to trail – Have you been a road-runner for a while and just need to help getting comfortable on the trail/navigating trail running life? I’ve got you. I can you help you confidently crush a trail race while living in an urban area.
  • Ultra distances – If you want find long runs relaxing and rejuvenating, look no further. I will help you navigate setting big ultra-distance goals while preventing injury and accommodating your training to your busy schedule.
  • Pre/Postnatal – As a mother of two awesome kids, I am SO passionate about helping women continue to enjoy running before, through, and after pregnancy! I ran through both of my pregnancies and returned to running healthy and stronger. Let me help you approach these big transitions with confidence and excitement – pregnancy and motherhood is an awesome part of life!


As Sally McRae says, “I am going to make this the best that I can make it, with what I have today, in this season.”

I believe that running is an adaptable, challenging, exciting adventure. Running can be your best friend or your arch nemesis. I love coaching because I know how beneficial running is to a holistic, fun lifestyle. I want to help fit running into your ideal lifestyle, not your ideal lifestyle into running.

I believe mothers can fully embrace motherhood while challenging & exploring their running abilities to the maximum level!

I believe running is a catalyst for stronger people/women/mothers/friends/spouses.


My background is in Recreational Therapy (B.S. and M.S.). I worked with adaptive sports coaching, and have taught yoga for 8 years. After multiple people asked me to help them meet their running goals, I became RRCA Level 1 coaching certified in early 2023.

I have worked in a coaching format with kids, adults, and school programs. I look forward to the opportunity to team up with you on an individual level to see what we can accomplish together!


I am married to a fellow-runner, have two awesome kids, and love running with a passion! My friends would describe me as determined, goofy, and adventurous.

I started running when I was 12 years old and my sister forced me to run with her as she was training to run at the collegiate level. I hated running but loved being with my sister. Over time, I fell in love with running more & more. I ran my first half marathon freshman year of college, my first marathon junior year of college (where I decided I would never run that far again…), and then proceeded to knock off my first few 50ks before having children. I finished a 12-hour race and placed second female over all in my first 100 miler within a year of having my son. Since then I have enjoyed finding ways to fit running into parenthood by doing things life stroller runs, and running 1 half marathon for each month that I was pregnant with our daughter Ruth.

Some of my big motivators to get out to run and set big goals are:

  • Opportunities to grow my faith
  • Community
  • Personal challenge
  • Fitness and health


  • Sally McRae – She is SO strong in every way!
  • My sister Molly – She introduced me to running & continues to dedicate herself to excellence.
  • My husband Fabien – Who I fell in love with on the trail. He is the ultimate running partner!
  • Ashley Keller/GlowbodyPT – She has the BEST prenatal/postnatal programs for women who are looking to have functional strength.
  • Shalane Flanagan – Her love for running and nutrition is undeniably contagious!
  • My dad – Who shared the love of our Heavenly Father while crushing big hills.
  • Aaron Saft – My running coach who pushes me to run hard runs hard, and easy runs easy.


  • 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50K, 12-hour race, 100 Miler.
  • Crewing/pacing experience with races 50K – 200 miles


  • RRCA Level 1 Coach
  • Yoga Alliance 200 Hour
  • CPR/AED/First Aid


  • 5K – 21:40 (02/20/21)
  • 13.1 – 1:44:26 (02/14/16)
  • Trail 26.2 – 5:02:00 (04/09/22)
  • 50K – 5:41:21 (01/05/19)
  • 12 hour – 50 miles (06/05/21)
  • 100 mile – 24:17:00 (11/13/21)


Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

Give us a brief history of your running, and this can include what distances and/or races you’ve run, how long you’ve been running, any past or present injuries, if you’ve worked with a coach or a specific training program before, etc.
Any short term or long term goals?
Describe your ideal coach/athlete relationship.
Any questions/comments for Team RunRun or the Coach in general?



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