Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. made the NY Times Bestseller list! Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. made the NY Times Bestseller list!
Join Our Recipe Testing Team!!

Join Our Recipe Testing Team!!

Run Fast Eat Slow Recipe Testers

We can’t believe it’s September and time for another Rise and Run cookbook contest! We think our recipes are pretty great, but we want to make sure that you think so too! We also want them to be easy to follow and approachable. This is why we need your help!

We’re looking for 10 volunteer recipe testers to join our Rise and Run recipe testing dream team! Now’s your chance to get a little taste of what is to come in our next cookbook Rise and Run, dedicated to the most important part of the day for any runner or athlete: the morning.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about running and nourishing your body with real food. You would be testing 10-12 recipes in the months of September and October. Testing our recipes means you’ll have to buy the ingredients, throw your apron on, follow the steps, devour the recipe, and fill out a form with your detailed, honest feedback.


Send an e-mail to Natalie at with:

  • Why you would make a great Rise and Run recipe tester (in less than 100 words)
  • Your favorite cooking tool
  • Your dream post-run breakfast
  • Any food allergies or dietary restrictions
  • Your Instagram Name (not required)

We welcome athletes of all levels, abilities, and backgrounds. No culinary skills required. 


  • No posting the recipes online, but taste testers are encouraged!
  • Test the recipe exactly as written, no substitutions
  • Recipes will be sent by email so you can print it and take detailed notes right on the recipes while you cook
  • After testing and tasting (or devouring!) the recipes, complete a one page recipe feedback form


  • Our fan recipe testing team will be selected by September 14th
  • You will be notified via email if you were selected


  • Your name will appear in the book! (in the Acknowledgements section)
  • You will receive an autographed copy of Rise and Run once it launches
  • You get to try our new recipes before the rest of the world 


We can't wait to hear from you!


Shalane & Elyse


Meet Michael, one of our long-term professional recipe testers! Michael has tested and tasted every single one of our recipes over the last four years. He's testing an Apple Galette recipe for Rise and Run. We have the most dedicated fans! 



Sep 18, 2020

Wondering if you finished notifying testers for the new cookbook!

Sep 15, 2020
Did I get chosen to be a tester? I really hope so. Kevin
Kevin Decoteau
Sep 15, 2020

Did everyone get notified via email if they were selected?!?

Sep 11, 2020

Just applied! I would LOVE the chance to help with this. I’m a big fan of your first cookbook.
Running and cooking are my 2 big passions!!


Christine Walter
Sep 08, 2020


Sep 08, 2020


Sep 03, 2020

Looking forward to the next cookbook!

Kristen Gearin
Sep 03, 2020

My name is Angelina Widman and I am a sophomore xc/track runner in a small high school located out in the country. I am a recovered anorexic and after years of nutritional education, my appreciation for whole food and how it can fuel the body is a passion of mine, along with running. I absolutely adore the Run Fast Eat Slow cookbooks and use at least one recipe everyday. I live out in the country on a farm with 4,000 chickens and some turkeys. I love going out in the mornings and picking up some fresh eggs or vegetables and fruit from my large garden to cook for breakfast! I’ve loved cooking from a very young age and helping in the kitchen and would love to try out some new recipes!

Favorite cooking tool: Handheld mixer/beater or our own grinding mill to grind our own flour from Whole grains we grew on the farm

Dreamy post run breakfast: Savory oats: steel cut oats, egg, cherry tomatoes, avocado, sprinkle of cheese on top, and red pepper flakes

Instagram name: angelinawidman

Angelina Widman
Sep 03, 2020

Sent the Application in, Looking forward to being on the “in” list! Looking for new adventures, food experiences, and creating new tastes! Let’s Goooo!

Brady Williams
Sep 03, 2020

This is so exciting!!! Just sent in my application :) I’ve been eagerly waiting for the next book and cannot wait for its release!!

Gabrielle Kontra

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