Whitney Foster – Atlanta Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

From: $106.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

50% off your first month! Owner of 6 Star Running and a RRCA Certified Coach. I am here to help you reach for the stars and achieve your personal greatness!



Atlanta running coach Whitney Foster has been reaching for the stars the last several years, all six Abbott World Marathon Major stars, to be exact, with just one to go this coming March. She specializes in new runners or returning runners getting into running, whether aiming for a 5k or their first marathon, and can help create run-walk programs to reach any goal. Reach out to Whitney today!

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited phone, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: Yes, meet anywhere within 25 Miles of 30341. A great addition to the monthly coaching sessions for those who want to have their running form checked, or who want an accountability partner for those more difficult workout sessions including, but not limited to: tempo runs, hill workouts, interval training, or long runs.


Whether you are a beginner, and want to simply run your first mile, or you are an advanced runner who wants to set a PR for your 100th marathon, I am here to help you reach for the stars! I started my running career with a 5k and gradually worked my way to running marathons so, not only do I have the experience and knowledge in training for all distances, but I also have a passion for helping runners achieve goals they never imagined possible.

Specialty Passion: Programs for those new to running/walking and programs for those returning to running/walking from a prolonged hiatus.


If you believe you can …..you will! No goal is unattainable, as long as you are willing to put in the hard work and determination to achieve it. Our journey to achieve personal greatness will never be perfect or easy, but the hardest part is making the decision to get up every day and try. As a coach, I am here to help guide and motivate you to achieve that personal greatness.


With 10 years of running and racing experience, I understand how difficult it can be to fit workouts and training sessions into a busy schedule. As your run coach, I will make sure to take care of all of the programming, so you don’t have to worry about what to do if you miss a workout, or how to safely rearrange an entire training week, if it doesn’t fit with your schedule. Additionally, if speed or pace is a concern for you, don’t fret. As a back of the pack runner myself, I believe everyone has to start somewhere. It’s your race and your pace!


Greetings sole-mates! My name is Coach Whitney Foster and I’m the owner of 6 Star Running, LLC based in Atlanta, GA (also known as Running City USA)! The inspiration for 6 Star Running was derived by my journey to run the top six marathons in the world, known as the Abbott World Majors. Additionally, I work for a local non-profit known as The Atlanta BeltLine, which is one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States. This network of public parks, multi-use trails, transit, and affordable housing along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor is enhancing mobility, connecting intown neighborhoods, and improving economic opportunity and sustainability within the community, while also allowing a place for runners, walkers, bikers etc. to enjoy everything the city has to offer. I am also an Ambassador for the Atlanta Track Club which is the 2nd largest member-based organization centered around running in the US.

As you can imagine, running and fitness has become a true passion, and huge part of every aspect of my personal and professional career.


The Galloway Method- Run Walk Run:

  • Continuous use of a muscle will result in quicker fatigue
  • The longer the run segment, the more fatigue
  • Run Walk Run is a form of interval training
  • Conservation of resources
  • Quicker recovery
  • Less stress on the “weak links”
  • Ability to enjoy endorphins
  • Reduce core body temperature
  • A smart way to run – by giving you congnitive control over each workout.
  • Allows you to carry on all of your life activities – even after long runs
  • Motivates beginners to get off of the couch and run
  • Bestows running joy to non-stop runners who had given up
  • Helps improve finish times in all races
  • Gives all runners control over fatigue
  • Delivers all of the running enhancements without exhaustion or pain



My love for running, and more specifically racing, started back in 2013 when I decided to run my first 5k. I signed up for longer distances and completed a few races here and there over the next 4 years but my passion truly reached new heights in 2018 when I decided to run 30 races in one year.

Then on, Nov 4, 2018, I sat and watched as thousands of runners crossed the finish line of one of the most coveted marathons in the world……. The New York Marathon, where the smiles were big and the crowd support was amazing. From that moment on I knew I wanted that experience. At the time I knew nothing about the Abbott World Major Marathons and how difficult it was to enter these races, but I knew that I wanted New York to be my first marathon. I applied for the lottery in 2019 and did not get in so I ended up running my first marathon in Savannah, GA, and used it as a virtual run to earn an entry into the NYC Marathon for 2020, which would be the organizations 50th running of the event. Before I even made it to the start line in Savannah, I began having that runners high, and decided I wanted to run all the top marathons in the world to receive the coveted 6 Star medal and earn my name on their wall of fame by 2024! If there is one thing that a runner loves about racing… it’s getting a medal!

By the end of 2019 I was confirmed to run 4 out of the 6 Abbott World Majors with my journey set to begin at the 2020 Tokyo Marathon. Needless to say, we all know how 2020 ended up, so fast forward to today, and I am now only 1 marathon away from achieving my goal. I completed the Berlin and New York Marathons in 2021 and the Boston, London, and Chicago marathons in 2022. Ironically, now 3 years later from when my journey first began, my final marathon of the series, which I am slated to run in March of this year, just so happens to be the Tokyo Marathon. I always believe everything happens for a reason and now I’m not only ready to crush my goal, but transition into inspiring and motivating other to reach for their stars as well!


  • Level 1 Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) certified
  • CPR/ AED/ First- Aid Certified


  • 1 Mile – 8.4.2022 (9:05)
  • 5k – 1.16.2023 MLK Drum Run (32:32)
  • 10k- 12.18.2022 Santa Hustle (1:13:13)
  • 10 Mile – 10.16.2022 PNC 10 Miler (2:05:59)
  • 15k – 2.17.2019 Hot Chocolate (1:57:40)
  • 13.1- 11.24.2022 Atlanta Track Club Thanksgiving Day Half (2:43:19)
  • 26.2- 10.9.2022 The Chicago Marathon (6:01:32)


  • 2023 Atlanta Track Club Ambassador
  • Completed 5/6 AbbottWorld Major Marathons: Berlin and New York (2021) Boston, London, and Chicago (2022) Tokyo (2023)
  • Achieved a PR in every major race distance in 2022
  • 1st in Age Group – GVI Spring Fling 5k (2018)
  • 3rd in Age Group – Locomotive 5k (2020)


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1 review for Whitney Foster – Atlanta Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine Salazar

    I met Whitney at work a few years ago and have always admired her goal to complete the Six Star Abbott World Marathon Majors. I started working with her as my running coach once I mentioned that I wanted to get back into running after 5+ years off due to knee injuries and did not know where to pick back up again. Whitney happily created a personalized training plan for me, and in just 3 months, I am now running 3x a week and strength training 2x a week with minimal injuries to report. She also encouraged me to sign up for a 10K so I could have a goal to work towards, and I am so happy to say I recently completed the race with a PR. 😊 Whitney has been a great motivator and has made sure I do not overtrain and inflict any injuries on myself by thoroughly going through stretches and emphasizing the importance of recovery periods. She does a great job at checking in and giving feedback after each run. I love working with Whitney as a running coach because she is very knowledgeable, attentive, and incredibly supportive yet can challenge me to push past my self-perceived limitations. I look forward to working with her further as I speed up my pace and increase the distance. I am 100% confident that she can lead anyone all the way to exceed their own running goals!

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