Pacer Alyson

Where are you from?

Mt Carroll IL

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Accounting Analyst

Favorite marathon

Thunder Road, Charlotte


Running, Trial Running, Hiking, Biking, Roller Blading, anything outdoors

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins

Who do you train with?

Friends and Husband

Personal goals

Run R2R2R

A quotation you like…

I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my day” – Ronald Rook

Why do you run?

It makes me feel like I can take on the day!

Describe your best marathon memory.

Thunder Road in Charlotte NC. My first Marathon. I had no idea what I was doing! I went out to finish and had such a fun time with the crowd that I forgot how far I had to run… Oh, and I qualified for Boston, so hard not to keep that one on the top of my list!

Why do you pace?

I love helping people hit their goals. I love being able to encourage and help them through the pain cave!

Tell us your best pacing experience.

I paced my friend for the last 30 miles of 100k in Black Canyon AZ. It was amazing to be so focused on another person’s needs and pain that 30 miles was like a blink of an eye.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

I truly want people of all abilities to achieve their goals and have a successful race. We will achieve this with fun stories and laughs that will make the 26.2 feel like nothing. We will all be a team and we will all cross the finish line with a few seconds to spare! Lets do this!!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

As hard as it is to do, the taper is the most important part of your training as fresh legs on race day make all the difference.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Running has been a huge part of my life for the last 15 years. In addition to the 5 marathons, I have run well over of dozen half marathons, plus every possible shorter distance. I have paced friends and my husband in their PR attempts and know how to keep people focused on completing and achieving their goals.

Over the past four years, after moving to Montana, I have supplemented my road races with trail races and group trail runs up to 40 miles.

I will also be running the NYC Marathon in 2022 and can’t wait to complete that course after it was cancelled in both 2012 and 2020, the two times I registered after qualifying.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Previous volunteer coach for Girls on the Run in Charlotte, NC. Currently volunteer with high school cross country and track as well as with local road and trail races in Great Falls, MT and throughout the state.


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