Ashley Turpin

DOB: May 8th 1989
Residence: Lawrence, KS
Education: Fort Hays State University. B.S. Health and Human Performance, B.S. Organizational Leadership, M.S. Exercise Science
Yoga Alliance- 200 RYT

Personal Records
100m- 12.2
200m- 25.5
400m- 57.5
5K- 18:46 (August 2020, Trials of Miles 5K – Lawrence, KS)
6K- 22:41 (Trial by Miles, October 2020)
8K- 31:05 (Honor Roll 8K, October 2020)
10K – 39:15 (September 2022, Plaza 10K – KC, MO)
12K – 50:09 (Honor Roll 12K, November 2020)
Half Marathon – 1:25:29 (February 2021, Rex Lane Half Marathon – Atchison, KS)
Marathon – 3:04:31 (December 2023, California International Marathon – Sacramento, CA)

My journey in running began years ago, I was an active kid who aspired to be a professional basketball player. I ran track in high school to stay in shape for “my real sport.” However, I quickly learned that track would provide far more opportunities. I sprinted for Fort Hays State University from 2007 to 2012. After my collegiate career, I shifted my focus towards exercise for general health.

In the spring of 2020, a friend encouraged me to join a group run, igniting my passion for distance running. From that moment, I found myself enamored by the vibrant and supportive running community that has become an integral part of my life, enriching it in ways I never imagined.

Since stepping into the marathon scene in June 2021, my primary pursuit has been breaking the sub-3 hour mark. Despite nearing this milestone with times of 3:07, 3:07, and 3:04, my determination to achieve it remains unwavering. Alongside my personal goals, I’m equally committed to giving back to the running community that has given me so much joy and support.

Currently, I volunteer as a coach at Baker University and work part-time at Ad Astra Running, a local running store in Lawrence, KS. These roles allow me to share my passion for running with others while pursuing my doctoral degree in Sport and Performance Psychology. I’m excited about the journey ahead and the opportunities to continue growing both as a runner and as a contributing member of the running community.

Feel free to reach out and connect—I’m always eager to share experiences, exchange tips, and support fellow runners on their own journeys.