Pacer Kristen- Read about Pacer Kristen at the Miami Marathon and read her blog on her website

Where are you from?

Merritt Island, Florida

Current P.R.

3:23:04 marathon; 1:38:59 half marathon

Typical pace

8:00 minute mile

Number of marathons

11 marathons; 9 half marathons


Executive Director for a nonprofit organization

Favorite marathon

Boston,’s a toss up!


Cooking, running, gardening

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Who do you train with?

The guys on River Road

Personal goals

To run all 5 Marathon Majors



A quotation you like…

You can do more. You can always do more. – Dan Marino

Why do you run?


I run because it is a daily reminder of one’s inner strength.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Placing first in my age group at the 2012 Space Coast marathon (used pacer George from marathon.pacing!!!!!) and receiving my award from Bart Yasso…Now that’s a perfect marathon memory!

Why do you pace?


It’s empowering and a privilege to be a part of someone else’s dream. It keeps the fun in running!

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Finishing the Ft. Lauderdale marathon…I had one runner who met her P.R., two women qualified for Boston, and two runners finished their first marathon. It was incredible to be a part of their lives and their experiences!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I have lots of energy, and I am committed to success!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Enjoy the experience, especially if this if your first race. Completing a half marathon/marathon is life changing.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I run to set an example for my children. It’s not easy to fit in the training runs with three small children, but running parallels life…You set goals, work hard, and keep going even when life is challenging. I hope my children learn from my example.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

My husband and I love to give anonymously in surprising ways. We purposely look for needs at our Church and our children’s school so that goals are met without requests


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