Cassie Wangsness is an RRCA-certified distance coach who loves to run and loves to coach. Cassie is an experienced coach and marathoner who has completed 17 marathons and three ultra-marathons to date, and has an ever-growing list of marathons to run and goals to achieve.
Prospect Park is Cassie's home away from home year-round, where she coaches Group Training classes and runs most of her personal miles. Cassie loves experiencing new places through the unique perspective of 26.2 miles on foot, and is grateful for the life-changing impact running has had on her world. She loves sharing this passion with others! Cassie enjoys infusing creative energy into workouts, and strives to make workouts both challenging and enjoyable. Smiling makes us faster! Coaching others to achieve their running goals is powerful motivation for Cassie to remain committed to her own personal goals. She considers it to be such a privilege to coach runners in exploring their own strength, endurance, and love of running. And she always has so much fun doing so!
Where is your favorite place to run in New York City?
Prospect Park! I especially love winter running in Prospect Park—there's something so special about the beauty of winter, the sound of snow crunching underfoot, and the satisfaction of being among the few who brave cold temperatures.
What is your favorite NYRR race?
The TCS New York City Marathon. There's no race or marathon in the world like it, and I absolutely love running this race! But even when experiencing this day as a spectator, it is an incredibly humbling and exhilarating experience.
What is your personal running motto?
You just always feel better after a run!