About Us

Who are we?

We’re just a family who has been participating in races for a long time and want to create a great atmosphere for every event we organize.

Our Motto

Simple: Runners come first.  Whether its great schwag, a beautiful course or a fun theme, we want every participant to have a fantastic experience when they run a Green Stride race.  We do our best to combine our favorite elements from all of the races we’ve been part of and include them within a Green Stride event.

Our History

It all started in 1993 when Eli Bailin and Lauretta Charpentier met on the Newburyport High School Cross Country team.  They didn’t really date at the time as she claims “Eli was a geek”, but the two of them reconnected years later and have been together ever since.  Eli claims he’s still a geek and she just has different standards.

With all the running in their lives as well as being part of a strong running community, they both agreed that Newburyport needed a half marathon.  But not just any half marathon, a top notch premier event that would last for years to come and draw people to this beautiful city.  So the two decided they would be the ones to make it happen and have since added some other great races to the Green Stride family.  They have three children and continue to live in the North Shore.

Team

Eli Bailin

Eli Bailin

Start talking to Eli about running and the conversation will probably end about something else suc...

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Lauretta Bailin

Lauretta Bailin

Aside from being a mother of three young children, training for the triathlon worlds (she made Team ...

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Andre Bailin

Andre Bailin

If you've been to a Green Stride race, you've come into contact with Andre at some point. ...

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Team

Eli Bailin

Eli Bailin

Start talking to Eli about running and the conversation will probably end about something else such as surfing or treasure hunting.  He'll say "I don't know a lot about much but I know a little about most things."  His energy is contagious and personality is uplifting.  He brings the creative side to Green Stride and is always looking to make things better.  He's a yo-yo champion with an actual trick named after him (feel free to google the "Eli Hop") and loves to spend time with his family in the Florida Keys.  

Lauretta Bailin

Lauretta Bailin

Aside from being a mother of three young children, training for the triathlon worlds (she made Team U.S.A for two consecutive years at the nationals in Milwaukee in 2014 and 2015) and being an award winning special education teacher in Amesbury, Lauretta is the unsung hero of Green Stride.  She has sincere love and passion for the sport of running and infuses that mindset into Green Stride events.  For every decision that is made, you can guarantee Lauretta first asked the question, "What would a runner want?"  She's an avid reader and loves her book club.

Andre Bailin

Andre Bailin

If you've been to a Green Stride race, you've come into contact with Andre at some point. He may have handed you water at one of the stops or perhaps you were chasing him in his leprechaun costume when he led the St. Patty's race.  Maybe you heard him blow the bull horn at a start line or watched him recite his heartfelt poems onstage at the Newburyport Half Marathon.  Andre is the official race organizer of the Rock CAN Run.  The Rock CAN Run Loud and Hard Mile was an instant classic that combines bringing a community together for a fun event as well as a food drive.  Once you read about this event in his words, it's impossible not to participate.  In fact, thanks to Align Credit Union coming on as the title sponsor for 2015, he the tripled money raised for Our Neighbors Table from 2014!
Dre, eldest of the three siblings, will be entering 6th grade in the fall of 2016.  He's a swimmer, lacrosse player and snowboarder.