Pacer Megan

Where are you from?

Colts Neck, NJ

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Internal Medicine Resident Physician at UPMC

Favorite marathon



Sports (watching and playing any and all), reading, hiking, coffee, collecting plants

Favorite Running Food

Banana and peanut butter

What are you reading now?

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry

Who do you train with?

Friends, running groups

Personal goals

Run the Boston Marathon one day, run an ultramarathon, hike a crazy mountain (like Everest or Patagonia), be the best daughter/granddaughter/sister/partner/friend/doctor I can be

A quotation you like…

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” -Mother Teresa

Why do you run?

I run to ground myself and bring myself back to the present and what is important in life. I run to make connections and to show up in life as the best version of myself for others.

Describe your best marathon memory.

Running across the finish line of the Pittsburgh Marathon, my first marathon, and reconnecting with my mom and all my medical school friends afterwards. We were so proud of everything we had been through!

Why do you pace?

I pace to help others discover the joy in running!

Tell us your best pacing experience.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

We will work together to achieve goals that seem impossible. And we will have fun doing it!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Have fun, and do not take everything so seriously. This is meant to be for enjoyment and no matter your pace or distance, you are bettering yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan!

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I volunteer with various organizations through my residency program (preventative medicine outreach programs, community food bank, etc.). I helped found Walk With a Future Doc at my medical school and have worked at free healthcare clinics at my undergraduate program, in medical school, and in residency.


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