Pacer Charlie

Where are you from?

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Current P.R.

3:20:19 at Montana Marathon, Billings 2017

Typical pace

8:00 to 9:30

Number of marathons



Pastor, Marriage Counselor

Favorite marathon

Grandma’s Marathon


Running, Biking, Gardening

Favorite Running Food

Bananas and bagels

What are you reading now?

Resilient by John Eldredge

Who do you train with?

Whoever shows in front of Gold’s Gym 7:00 Saturday morning

Personal goals

Complete the Abbot World Marathon Majors.



A quotation you like…

Life’s a marathon, not a sprint


Why do you run?


Initially for good health, then I found out I like to run!

Describe your best marathon memory.


Running across the wide open prairie of Montana’s Big Sky Country at Billings Montana Marathon, just me and the road.  I could imagine Native Americans crossing the landscape in the distance 200 years ago.

Why do you pace?


I want to give back to the running community.  So many helped me run and achieve goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Helping a friend achieve a Boston qualifying time.  We had worked on it for years and finally nailed it!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


There is strength in numbers.  We can encourage each other and have fun.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


We will focus on steady effort to finish on time.

Anything else you’d like to share?



What philanthropic activities do you have?

Helping people thrive in relationships.



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