The Low-Down on Hannah
Set big goals. Make a plan. Put in the work.
Hannah Moldenhauer is a competitor at heart, with a passion for running. She’s been a coach for Without Limits since 2019 and has led our youth running programs and dozens of adult athletes to achieve their goals. Growing up and competing in almost every available sport, she’s had an exciting time transitioning her focus to running, biking, and swimming. With guidance and dedication, she’s a believer that there’s no goal an athlete can’t achieve. Before pursuing her passion for running, triathlons and coaching, you would find Hannah in front of the camera as a news reporter and anchor (2012-2016); and then a public information officer in local government (2016-2021). Hannah graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2012. She’s a five-time Boston Marathon qualifier, avid triathlete, and most importantly – a mom. She is certified coach, holding designations with USA Triathlon (USAT), USA Track and Field (USATF), and US Masters Swimming (USMS).
What She Coaches:
Hannah is the Director of Without Limits Charleston. She coaches both youth and adult Running, Swimming & Triathletes
What are your favorite non-running activities?
Hiking. I especially love Yosemite National Park. I cherish a hike to the top of Half-Dome almost as much as some of my favorite marathons.
What are you doing when you’re not training or coaching?
When she’s not running, biking, swimming, or coaching, you can find Hannah with her family (daughter Colbie, husband Matt, and dogs Boston and Titan).
What are qualities you admire in your athletes?
I admire so many athletes’ unrelenting spirits. I’ve seen several athletes tackle unexpected hurdles in life, and not let it keep them down (both in training and in life). Everyone has battles, but it takes courage to not let battles keep you down.
What was your defining moment as an athlete or coach?
The Boston Marathon 2018. It was my first time running the Boston Marathon and the weather conditions couldn’t have been any worse. I set a PR at that time. When I look back on that day, it’s surreal to think about what the athletes had to endure, but it’s encouraging to know we did it! It showed me that I’m stronger (mentally and physically) than I ever imagined I could be. While I never want to run a marathon in those conditions again, I’m also so thankful that I had that experience and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Hannah has exciting goals on the horizon, both with racing and coaching, and is proud to be a part of Without Limits.