AIP008 | How to Coach Running to Complement Your Acting and Modeling Career – with Elizabeth Ann Corkum

Elizabeth Anne Corkum (AKA "Coach Corky")
Elizabeth Ann Corkum (AKA “Coach Corky”)

Actor and model Elizabeth Ann Corkum (AKA “Coach Corky“) talks with Ben Hauck about her progression to becoming a top running coach and how her acting and modeling career works with her business. In the interview, Elizabeth shares about the explosion of running and the demand for running coaches these days, as well as the certifications she has and the programs she offers as a coach. Quite an accomplished runner, “Coach Corky” explains how she charges for her services and how she balances her coaching sessions with sudden bookings, not to mention her own personal running. Elizabeth concludes with recommendations for actors interested in being a running coach in their respective cities.

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Elizabeth Ann Corkum’s Bio
Elizabeth Ann Corkum (AKA "Coach Corky")
Elizabeth Ann Corkum (AKA “Coach Corky”)

Elizabeth Ann Corkum (AKA “Coach Corky”) is one of New York City’s top running coaches, personal trainers, and nutritionists. Originally from Philadelphia, Elizabeth moved to NYC to pursue an acting/modeling career in 2009. A proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Elizabeth now makes most of her income as a the owner of Coach Corky Runs, LLC.

Coach Corky’s Current PRs

In United States running culture, a “PR” is a personal record. (In the UK, it’s often called a “PB,” which is a personal best.) Here are Coach Corky’s current PRs as of 5/13/2015.

  • Marathon: 3:05
  • Half-Marathon: 1:28
  • 10-Miler: 65 minutes
  • 5K: 18:41
  • Longest Distance Raced: 76 miles (in 24 hours)
Running Magazine

Runner’s World


New York City Marathon

Boston Marathon

Broad Street Run


Road Runners Club of America (RRCA)

USA Track & Field (USATF) – Level 1

Running Groups

City Harvest’s NYC Marathon Team (Coach Corky’s Charity Team)

Mile High Run Club

Run S.M.A.R.T. Project

Running Stores

JackRabbit Sports


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