"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


"Chris and TEAM 413 bring incredible inspiration to runners of all abilities! His message of being able "to do all things through Christ who strengthens me" is done in an entertaining way that will inspire runners through their toughest miles. If you have the chance to hear Chris speak, don't miss this uplifting opportunity!" 
Dick Beardsley - Running Legend 

"Chris Gillespie is an inspiring person. He has not let challenges keep him from achieving goals that only a few runners have achieved. I recommend him as a speaker who inspires others to improve the quality of their lives."
Jeff Galloway - Olympian and World Renowned Running Coach

“Chris Gillespie’s inspiring message reaches everyone who is trying to achieve and do more.  He has inspired and touched thousands of lives in a positive way by leading with his message of perseverance and hope.  I am privileged to know this man of integrity.”
Marshall Ulrich – Author, Running on Empty – World Renowned Ultra Runner

"It is a rare treasure to have a friend who leads with unswerving compassion, focus on the finish line, and inspiring faith. Chris writes and speaks with wit and sensitivity, making each athlete's journey an adventure in fun!"
Creigh Kelley – President, Bkb LTD and Nationally Known Race Announcer

“Chris is a steely eyed determined man, strong of mind enough to overcome near tragedy in his own life, overcoming a terrible accident and turning negative into a tremendous positive both for him personally and for the countless thousands that he is now blessed to help each and every day…. His very own version of water into wine!  I am so blessed to call Chris Gillespie my friend.”
Coach GP Pearlberg – Author – Run Tall, Run Easy

"Chris is a genuine, inspirational, and engaging speaker for people of all ages. He communicates his life story and personal mission with humor, intelligence, creativity and passion." 
Matt Kerlin – Pastor to Samford University – Birmingham, AL

"Chris Gillespie is doing what God has asked all of us to do….spread the word using what gifts and talents we have.  Every time he runs by someone while wearing his Team 413 shirt, he is solidifying his role as “God‟s Personal Running Messenger” reminding us that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” 
Mark Knutson – Race Director – Fargo Marathon 

"We were pleased to have Chris speak at this year's Health and Fitness Expo. His story and his vision was an inspiration not just for our participants, but for the entire community." 
Jason Altman – Director, Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon 

“One of Chris' passions is the ministry that he founded in 2003 to bring the message of Jesus Christ to runners and other endurance athletes. TEAM 413, based on Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” has blessed and encouraged thousands of athletes throughout the world. In faith, I know that the Lord has His hand on this ministry and on Chris Gillespie and will use both the ministry and the minister to introduce Jesus Christ to a world in desperate need of a savior.” 
James B. Angel, PhD – Samford University – Birmingham, AL