Pacer Jaden

Where are you from?

Telluride, CO

Current P.R.

1:21 half, 2:52:03 full

Typical pace

6:50 min/mile

Number of marathons



Research Fellow, Office of the President, University of Virginia

Favorite marathon

NYC Marathon


Running, paddleboarding on rivers, and exploring new breakfast places for the post-long run brunch

Favorite Running Food

SIS Gels

What are you reading now?

Common Ground, by J. Anthony Lukas, a extraordinary non-fictional account of the collision of three families, Yankee, Black, and Irish, during Boston’s school integration crisis in the 1970’s

Who do you train with?

Pacer Audrey


A quotation you like…

“Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.” Jimmy Buffett


Why do you run?


To stay healthy, to think, and best of all, to explore new places

Describe your best marathon memory.


My first marathon was the London Marathon -  the perfect first marathon experience. Like most first-timers, I totally miscalculated my pace and blew up in the last few miles, practically walking down the embankment, through St. James Park, and down The Mall next to Buckingham Palace. Nevertheless, this was the first major gathering I had taken part in since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and I was awestruck to be in such a tremendous crowd of runners, all sharing in the same experience, same goal. The race became a much-needed antidote to nearly two years of social-distancing, providing me a glimpse into the incredible community that is distance running.

Why do you pace?


For anyone to achieve their running goals, communal support is essential. When I broke three hours for the first time this past July, I was supported throughout the race by some of my closest friends who followed me along the course, handing off gels and shouting their support all the way. As a pacer, I hope to support others in realizing their own goals.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


As a pacer I aim to provide consistent pacing, as well always being available for conversation, support, motivation, and a helluva fun time!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Don’t be afraid to fuel early and often! I plan to bring along several SIS energy gels of my own and consume one every 3-4 miles. Whatever you choose to fuel with, it’s easier to stay on top of your fuel than worry about catching up if you get tired. That said, the oft-told maxim, “don’t try anything on race day that you haven’t tried during training” remains important one to stick to. You’ve got this!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am greatly forward to meeting you all on race day and to an exciting morning!



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