Wade is from the small town of Belton in upstate South Carolina. He fell in love with and moved to Charleston in 2002. He has been running for more than 23 years and is a World Instructor Training School–certified personal trainer. In addition to working at Fleet Feet Sports, Wade trains people of all fitness levels at his Underground Fitness boot camps downtown. In his spare time, Wade enjoys running marathons, competing in Half Ironman triathlons, tackling Tough Mudder obstacle races and just taking naps.