What a loaded question! I get asked so very often, and the answer is never cut and dry. Each of you come to Pilates for different reasons, but there's a foundational answer on which I build for everyone, and we'll start there.
Working in such a active community here in Bend Oregon has given me great experience working with runners of all ages. Besides the obvious gain of a stronger core and increase in flexibility, here is how I've found Pilates can benefit runners.