Pacer Kelley

Where are you from?

Fort Lauderdale

Current P.R.

1:49 Half Marathon

Typical pace

9:00mph long distance, 8-8:30mph tempo running

Number of marathons

10 Full, 30+Half Marathons


Corporate Wellness Nurse for UnitedHealthcare

Favorite marathon

Boston 2014


Charity work for habitat for humanity, Medals4Mettle, and American Heart Association

Favorite Running Food

While running hammer gels, preace food:  pizza without sauce

What are you reading now?

The Bible

Who do you train with?

Friends and First timers

Personal goals

Phd in Nursing



A quotation you like…


Fail to plan, plan to fail

Why do you run?


Health and well-being for myself, and I like to motivate others to do the same.  I helped my husband, and his co-worker train and complete their first half marathon in December 2015. 

Describe your best marathon memory.


Qualifying for Boston Marathon at the Palm Beach Marathon in December 2009





Why should someone run in your pace group?


Because I enjoy helping others reach their goal on time.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Set realistic expectations for race day based on what you have accomplished during your training plan.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Pacers are like landmarks in long distance events, they keep you aware of your progress and allow for adjustments along the way. 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Donating used half marathon, marathon, and other long distance endurance events to children at joe dimaggio’s children’s hospital in Hollywood, FL as the Fort Lauderdale Chapter owner of Medals4Mettle.



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