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Marathon Psyching Team

Mind Over Marathon

In 1969, the concept of Psyching Teams was born out of a call from American Psychological Association President Dr. George Miller to "give psychology away." From there, mental heath professionals were inspired to share mental training skills.


  • 1985 Dr. Maryellen Duane brought a Psyching Team to the NYC Marathon

  • 1999  Dr. Kate Hays introduced a Psyching Team to the Toronto Marathon

  • 2013 Dr. Chelsi Day introduced a Psyching Team to Columbus Marathon.

In 2020, Dr. Kerulis' Psyching Team appeared in the first ever Virtual Experience from Bank of America Chicago Marathon. She shared videos, interviews, and encouragement for runners to complete their virtual races consisting of various distances, from 1 mile to 26.2 miles.

The purpose of a Psyching Team is to teach marathon runners mental skills to help them cross the finish line while also helping more people learn about the benefits of the field of sport & exercise psychology.

Claim your free copy of my Mind Over Marathon™ workbook!

Dr. Kerulis' Mind Over Marathon™ workbook was awarded with the 2020 Illinois Counseling Association Wendell S. Dysinger Award for Outstanding Professional Counseling Publication.
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