Pacer Mara

Where are you from?


Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons

20 plus two 50Ks and a 50 miler


Financial Analyst

Favorite marathon

Revel Rockies


Running! I enjoy anything outdoors – running, hiking, sitting by the pool, water sports – and eating.

Favorite Running Food

Night before: Pizza

Right before: An Apple

During: Jelly Beans and Gu

After: Ice Cream

What are you reading now?

I just finished Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor. She

Who do you train with?

Usually myself! I enjoy the “quiet time” after a busy day of work

Personal goals

Run a 3:18 marathon,



A quotation you like…

“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.”


Why do you run?


I started running at the end of high school/beginning of college because I was done playing organized soccer. However, I continue because it keeps me sane! No matter how my day goes or what I have going on, going for a run always makes me happy.

Describe your best marathon memory.


My top two marathon memories both happened at Revel Rockies in Morrison, CO. In 2014, I ran my first marathon at this race. I didn’t tell a lot of people I was doing it until the last minute because I didn’t know if I could. I finished feeling very strong – and I’ve been hooked from that day on! In 2017, I decided to try and BQ for the first time after some convincing from my then boyfriend (now husband). He paced me for half of the race and helped me cross the line with a 6+ minute BQ!

Why do you pace?


I pace because I want to help others set a goal and reach it. I’ve been paced, and I’ve paced others. Getting the pace group to the finish line on time is a team effort and it is truly a rewarding experience.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


My best pacing assignment was the Blue Ridge Marathon in 2017. This is an unusual marathon because the elevation gain/loss is 7,430 feet. I paced our group with an “even effort” strategy rather than an “even pace” strategy. We pushed through the hills as a team and celebrated together at the finish! It was a very fun day. 

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I am fun and talkative. I will help you reach your pace goal and I will make sure that you have fun while doing it!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Relax and have fun. I’ll worry about the pace!

Anything else you’d like to share?



What philanthropic activities do you have?

I occasionally run with Kids Run DC. I also enjoy volunteering at races when I’m in town and free.



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