Pacer Alison


Where are you from?

Cincinnati, OH

Current city: San Diego, CA

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Registered Nurse

Favorite marathon

Cincinnati Flying Pig marathon


Running!, reading, StandUp paddleboarding, dancing, wine tasting, going out

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

The Lords of Discipline

Who do you train with?

The best running partner a girl could ask for- my 3 y/o dog, Ruby

Oh yeah, and my friend, Cassidy

Personal goals

Run a 3:15 marathon; start doing triathlons



A quotation you like…

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” Dr Seuss


Why do you run?


Running is my therapy. I never thought I would love it this much. The physical and mental challenges that come with endurance running are so awesome and rewarding- a true addiction.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Pacing the 2010 Flying Pig marathon and crossing the finish line with my older sister. It was her first (and she claims, only) marathon. The tears of pain, joy, and relief from both of us as she accomplished her goal were the sweetest tears!

Why do you pace?


I pace because my goal becomes about other people’s goals. It helps me focus on my training more because of the accountability that on race day, I have to be on point so that others can rely on me to finish strong.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


My best pacing experience is the one mentioned above. It was unreal.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


If you are looking for a solitary, quiet marathon- I would recommend choosing a different pacer. J  I tend to have a lot of energy and enthusiasm on race day. I love getting to know the runners around me so that I can personalize the experience. I also like to ask runners what type of encouragement they respond to best so that during their toughest moments, I can be there for them in the most effective way.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Don’t sweat it if you miss a run during a given training week. Life happens and things need to get moved around.  Do try you best, though, to get a long run in once a week. Spending time on the road is the only way to get your body used to the idea! ;) Good luck!

Anything else you’d like to share?


I can’t wait to join you on race day!!

What philanthropic activities do you have?


When I was living in Cincinnati I was involved with Girls on the Run. Out in San Diego I have volunteered with an institute called Alternative Healing Network which offers holistic medical care to the San Diego public.


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