Pacer Ralph


Where are you from?

Oswego IL

Current P.R.


Typical pace

8:30 -  9:30

Number of marathons

15 plus ultras


Parts Advisor – Chrysler Jeep

Favorite marathon



Running, biking, and reading.

Favorite Running Food

Ultras are the only time I will eat Oreos.

What are you reading now?

Relentless Forward Progress: A guide to running ultra marathons

Who do you train with?

Naperville GOATS

Naperville Running Co.

Personal goals

To run my first 100 & hopefully someday attempt Bad Water.



A quotation you like…

“Work hard. Be dedicated. That’s all.” Charles Foster

Why do you run?


I really love to run. I can’t go more than two days without running. I feel better, it relaxes me, and it helps me sustain a healthy life style. I enjoy the camaraderie of my friends with whom I run with.

Describe your best marathon memory.


The first time I crossed the starting line at the Boston Marathon, it was pretty emotional. It took a lot of hard work & many attempts to make it there.

Why do you pace?


I love the sport; it’s my way of giving back. It’s a very rewarding experience.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


 It’s always fulfilling when you can help someone achieve a PR or complete their first marathon.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


The one thing I learned by running marathons is how important it is keep an even pace. I have a passion for the responsibility for all runners who join me and I’ll do my best to make sure that they will achieve their goals.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Trust your training! Relax & have fun! The hard part is over, now is time to enjoy the race.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m a vegan.


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