Theatre Alum and Nonbinary Runner Jake Fedorowski Featured in 'Runner's World'

PhotoJake Fedorowski has been instrumental in paving the way for nonbinary divisions in some of the world. Photo by David Jaewon Oh
Jake Fedorowski '17 is paving the way for inclusive marathons around the world.

While growing up just east of Minneapolis, Jake Fedorowski found community and purpose in theater, which led them to pursue a bachelor’s degree in stage management from Columbia College Chicago. There, Fedorowski started running to stay in shape, striding alongside Lake Michigan blasting upbeat show tunes in their earbuds.

After graduation in 2017, while bouncing from city to city for jobs, running remained a solo activity for them, punctuated by the occasional 5K race. It wasn’t until that freezing wet evening in Seattle that Fedorowski discovered that running is more fulfilling when shared with others.

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