Pacer Chris

Where are you from?

Rochester, NY

Current P.R.

2:51:38 – 2016 Boston Marathon

1:18:48 – 2012 Erie ½ Marathon at Presque Isle

Typical pace

3:30 Marathon Pace Group / 8:00/miles

Number of marathons



Project Manager

Favorite marathon

Boston Marathon


Reading, coaching, household projects

Favorite Running Food

Huma Gels

What are you reading now?

PMP Exam Prep Guide

Who do you train with?

Friends, coaching clients, group at a local running store

Personal goals

Be the best father I can be!



A quotation you like…

“I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.” – Steve Prefontaine


Why do you run?


I run to be healthy, to be a good role model, to relieve stress and see how much I can push my limits.

Describe your best marathon memory.


At the 2010 Wineglass Marathon, my first. I was part of the 3:10 pace group and ended up finishing in 3:09:11, enough to register for my first Boston Marathon. I wouldn’t have made it without the pacer.

Why do you pace?


I pace because I love helping others. My pacer helped me out so much at Wineglass that I wanted to “pay it forward” to others.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


At the 2016 Erie Marathon at Presque Isle. I paced the 3:05 group, and ended up pacing one of the overall woman in to the finish line.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I tell great jokes. I provide good advice to keep people on target, to loosen up periodically, and tips on how to have a successful water stop experience.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Come prepared to do your best. Racing is mostly mental, and I’ll do what I can to motivate you to push your limits and succeed in your goals.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I love running and I’m a student of the sport. I’m also a certified running coach through USATF and the Road Runners Club of America.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I volunteer to help with a distance training program at a local running store and donate to fundraisers and disaster relief efforts.



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