Pacer Karen


Where are you from?

Lancaster, PA


Current P.R.



Stay at home mom


Number of marathons

17 states completed, 33 to go!  More than 40 marathons and ultramarathons.


Hiking, skiing, reading


Favorite marathon

The Big Sur trail marathon in CA was gorgeous, very runnable, and the end to a very wonderful vacation.

Personal goals

To complete a marathon in every state.


Who do you train with?

The slackers from the Lancaster Road Runners Club, a bunch of old Buzzards, and my best girls:  Diana and Loryn!




A quotation you likeā€¦

If you never slow down, you never grow old.  Tom Petty

Why do you run?


It makes me incredibly happy.

Describe your best marathon memory.


One of the coolest marathon moments for me was finishing the Grandfather Mountain Marathon in NC.  It concludes in this giant outdoor arena where the Scottish games are underway.  You circle a dirt track and in the center men in kilts are lifting logs and Scottish dancers are clogging and bagpipes are playing and the stands are filled with fans cheering and screaming.  It gave me goosebumps!

Why do you pace?


I am getting into pacing because I have met many of my running and marathon goals and I am really looking forward to helping others meet their own dreams.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I'm going to get you there on time with 26.2 miles worth of stories and laughs thrown in for free!


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