Welcome Leonidas!

The San Antonio Running Company is proud to announce the addition of Paul Baltutis to our staff. 

Paul has been a runner since 1971 and has completed 35 marathon and over 450 road races in his 46 year running career. Paul is a “decent” runner who boasts a 2:37 PR in the marathon. Paul is originally from Chicago, Illinois and was captain of his High School Track Team, ran intramural track and cross country at Arizona State University, and competed on several U.S. Army running teams during his 22 year military career. Paul retired from the U.S. Army in 2002 and settled in San Antonio, where he worked as the manager of a running specialty store. Paul has also been a race director, coach, and writer. He directed his first road race back in 1990 with the Annapolis Striders and has continued his race directing over the years and he is currently the race director for the San Antonio Roadrunners Buffalo Hump Run and Carrabba’s Half Marathon Relay- Run. 

Paul began marathon coaching back in 2002 and has helped hundreds of runners achieve their goals of crossing the finish line. Paul enjoys the opportunity of helping all athletes, regardless of their abilities, and ensures everyone will have fun on their running journey. When Paul is not running, he is usually talking about running or writing about it, and he has been a published writer since 2003. He wrote for the “Strides” running columnist for South Texas Fitness and Health and was the monthly South Texas Columnist for Runner Triathlete News and Inside Texas Running.

Ever the philosopher, Paul states, “Running is my go-to activity. It’s physical, mental and spiritual. Running has the magical quality of producing a more positive mood and gives us an outlet for our day-to-day stress. During group runs, everyone can share this sense of well-being and sense of accomplishment. Being involved in the San Antonio Running Company and their RNR Training Program is great opportunity for me and I hope to inspire even more runners to experience the benefits of running.” 

Stop in and say hello to Paul "Leonidas".