All Women are Runners.


Dot Bowen is an author, speaker and bible teacher based in Atlanta, Ga. As a graduate of Bible Training for Christian Leaders, Dot has been ministering to women for over 20 years. She loves seeing women understand truth, live in freedom, and experience God’s love.

For as many years as she can remember, God has been bringing her back around these three words: KNOW. LOVE. FOLLOW. This is the very essence of Dot’s heart in ministry to women. She wants them to know, love, and follow Christ with all that they are. To know Christ is to know the ways of God; to love Christ is to love the heart of God; to follow Christ is to be led by the Spirit into the purpose of God.

Dot and her husband, Howard, have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. She is a contributing author for and


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Whether you know it or not, you are a runner. In fact, we all are. It may come as a surprise to you, but all of us are in a race that has been marked from the very beginning by our Heavenly Father. We either run the race marked out for us, or we run a path we try to carve out ourselves. But make no mistake, we are running toward something. 

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In this 10-session video series, Dot Bowen tells her story of running a half marathon with no previous training and no real knowledge of what she was doing. She shares the challenges and complications she faced along the way, and she gives us insight into how her lack of training almost cost her life. With wit and wisdom, Dot teaches the biblical principles she discovered through her own experience and gives us foundational truths to see how this race called life is meant to be run with, for, and because of Jesus Christ.


We’re either running to God or from God.

Is it wise to enter a race with no training, nourishment or hydration? Though the answer seems simple, it may surprise you how often many of us do this very thing, every day. In the race of life we can find ourselves overwhelmed, overworked, and seemingly overlooked. The good news is God never intended this to be our reality, and He has given us instructions for how to find purpose, hope and joy in our lives. Join Dot Bowen as she shares how God used a half marathon to lovingly reveal hard truths and give her fresh insight into her spiritual journey. In The Race Marked Out for Us, you’ll uncover powerful truths about your own spiritual race and emerge feeling equipped to run your own race with endurance.

Dig deeper into God’s instructions for running the race set before you with joy, freedom, and confidence. Join author and teacher, Dot Bowen, as she unpacks the Biblical truths she learned while reflecting on a half marathon that brought her face-to-face with her own limitations. This study guide can be used in conjunction with her book and teaching course, The Race Marked Out for Us. These life-changing principles will transform the way you view your relationship with God, reignite your love for His word, and give you useful applications for your own spiritual journey.




In a group or on your own, allow Dot to take you deeper.