Pacer Judy and Pacer Gary

Pacer Gary


Where are you from?

Cortland, Ohio

Current P.R.


Typical pace

3:30 – 3:45

Number of marathons



Chief of Police, Retired

Favorite marathon

Disney, Boston


Strength Training, Boxing, Certified Personal Trainer, Suspension Training, Personal Training with others

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Not much of a reader but mostly fitness magazines.

Who do you train with?

Mostly alone but sometimes with Pacer Judy, Josh or Jeremy (sons), Haylee (daughter)

Personal goals

Continue to train, participate and race for health and peace of mind.  Makes me a better person for family and friends, Someday for Pacer Judy and me to complete the Goofy Challenge!



A quotation you like…

26.2  Earned…Never Given..


Why do you run?


Health, happiness, sanity, travel, to meet others with similar interests and to help those that need help.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Disney Marathon-ran with wife Pacer Judy and oldest son Josh (his 1st marathon) while other son Jeremy (who is now a marathoner and ultra marathoner) and daughter, Haylee were our support.  It was the best experience to cross the finish line and then be with my family in such a magical place!

Why do you pace?


To share my experiences with others.. To encourage and support other folks while helping them achieve their respective goals whether it’s for time or to complete the event. To be a small part of the people’s lives.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon pacing the 4:00 hr group. So many folks were motivated to break that proverbial marathoning goal.  It was fun to be a part of the experience and bring them in on time!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


To help me help them!  I am great fun to run and chat with. I will keep them on pace in an effort to achieve their individual goals.



Any tips for runners about to join your group?


It’s not a competition with others.  Run within yourself based on your respective training and abilities. Focus on the experience while having fun! Be confident but willing to adapt to the day.


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