Pacer Shawna


Charlestown, In


Current P.R.


Where were you born?

Greenfield, In


Number of marathons

25 and one 50 Mi Ultra




Favorite marathon

Disney Marathon

Typical pace



Favorite running music

anything with a good beat


Chaos Manager (mom of 4 kids)


Favorite running food

plain GU and G2, after a McDonalds diet coke!

Any hobbies?

watching my kids play baseball and soccer


Who do you train with?

I have a awesome group of friends I run with, but almost every day with my best friend Jen

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

People magazine, about all I have time for, did I mention the 4 kids


A quotation you like…

People think I'm crazy and ask me why I run so much and I always respond the same way, "because I can."

Personal goals

To run all 50 states and compete in more ultra's






Why do you run?


Because I can, and I love the strength it gives me mentally and physically.


Describe your best marathon memory.


The Disney Marathons are always my favorites.  I always do the Goofy, half Saturday and full Sunday.  We always go as a group and have the best time taking pictures with the character and making friends along the way.  Last year I "secretly" got 2 of my girl friends in under their goal time and had a blast the whole time.


Why do you pace?


I love watching people achieve their goals, it’s a great moment to be a part of.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


My best friend Jen had never broke 4 hours in all her years of running marathons.  I paced her in the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati.  The most amazing moment was when she knew she was gong to achieve that goal with room to spare.  Being with her as she crossed the line and break 4 hour (3:53) was an awesome experience I will never forget.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


I am very encouraging and talkative, which helps the time go by.  I genuinely love running and have a passion for marathons.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Bring your GU and a smile.  Its hard to have a bad run when your smiling.


Anything else you’d like to share?

I have 4 kids, age 11 to 3, so anyone can find time to train if I can.  They keep me going, I have to keep up.  My husband is very supportive, even when he can't understand why I run when I have a perfectly good car.  Running is definately cheaper than therapy!



What philanthropic activities do you have?

I run the Youth Philanthropy Council for Floyd and Clark counties in Southern Indiana.   I love being involved with this group, we teach local youth what it means to give back to your community and we are building the philanthropists of tomorrow.



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