Meet Our Coaches

Faye Fay

aka: “Ha! Look at my name!”

The Low Down on Faye Fay

Born and raised in Wilmington, NC, Faye grew up enjoying the casual beach life. Gymnastics and cheerleading kept her active growing up, and it wasn’t until college that she decided to try running for a way to stay fit. When she first started running, she had no idea how to run long distances. She got a ton of help from her stepmom and gradually increased weekly miles and long runs until race day. She recalls it being such a big feeling of accomplishment not only to cross the finish line but to complete each daily run.

“The discipline impacted every aspect of my life! That training still motivates me today. Running keeps my energy levels high, despite a busy schedule while raising a family.”

Who She Coaches

Level 1 Runners

Guilty Pleasure

Researching info online. “Let me Google that…”

Top Songs on her Playlist

My Body-Young the Giant, Know How- Kings of Convenience, All My Hope- Gloria Spillers

Favorite Event

Boston Marathon. Wrightsville Beach Marathon a close second!

Best Part About Being a Without Limits Coach

“As a WOL coach, I enjoy helping each new runner discover their athletic ability. Finding a way to prioritize a healthy lifestyle despite everyone’s busy schedule is a critical step. It is so rewarding to watch how it impacts their life in such a positive way! I admire the determination and honesty in beginners who are struggling to find a way to deal with the initial discomfort of running. Their minds work against them, telling them it isn’t worth it, but they know better! It is all about taking the initiative and not making an excuse. Together, we find a way to make this sport a lifestyle…and yes, we enjoy it!”

Certified Running Coach Faye Fay

Wilmington, NC


  • USATF certified- Fundamentals of Track and Field 2013
  • WalktoRun coach at TrySports 2010-2013
  • Chi Running Clinic 2010
  • Certified YMCA Swim Instructor 2007-2009

Personal Bests

Marathon 3:07:22
Half Marathon 1:26:48
10k 39:22
5k 18:51


  • Happily married for 13 years and counting! Mother of 3 amazing children who keep me motivated to stay active and healthy.
  • Boston Marathon Finisher 2012

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