Pacer Joe

Where are you from?

Winter Park, FL

Current P.R.

3:55 (Marathon)

Typical pace

9 to 10 minutes per mile

Number of marathons



Pharmaceutical marketing/semi-retired

Favorite marathon

Space Coast


Running, skiing, gardening

Favorite Running Food

Medjool dates

What are you reading now?


Who do you train with?

Galloway/Track Shack

Personal goals

Keep running, travel, reading, writing

A quotation you like…

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

Why do you run?

Maintain health, social aspect, as a form of meditation

Describe your best marathon memory.

The start at the Walt Disney World Marathon, my first full marathon

Why do you pace?

To serve other runners and help them achieve their goals

Tell us your best pacing experience.

Pacing at the Princess Half Marathon, where almost everyone in my group was in costume

Why should someone run in your pace group?

I hope to inspire people to continue to run as they get older

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Keep to the pace, ration your energy, have fun!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Pacing a full marathon is a challenge I am looking forward to

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I work with a grassroots citizen’s lobby called RESULTS to end hunger and poverty here and around the world


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