Pacer Mary

Where are you from?

Littleton, Colorado

Current P.R.

1:46 Half, 4:10 Marathon

Typical pace


Number of marathons



High School Counselor

Favorite marathon

Flying Pig and Rim Rock


Running 😊

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

The Day the World Came to Town

Who do you train with?

Running friends and my dogs

Personal goals

Stay healthy and continue to love running



A quotation you like…


“Doesn’t matter how fast you can run or how high you can climb. It’s about how well you can bounce”

Why do you run?


I been running marathon races since 2009 but have been a runner ever since my father passed away when I was 16 years old.  Back then I ran to escape life and now I run to embrace the joy that is life. I am constantly in awe of how running connects a community of strangers into a community of instant friends, friends who all have the same goal…to FINISH.  

Describe your best marathon memory.


So many great memories at every race. But I think my favorite marathon memory is at Rim Rock in Grand Junction Colorado. The first half of the race is a steep incline of 2,000 feet through multiple switchbacks, the second half is screaming downhill. It is a challenging yet absolutely beautiful race, I had no time expectations and enjoyed every second of it.  Ran my fastest back half of a marathon ever.

Why do you pace?


I started pacing races as my way to help give back to the running community that has given me so much. I love encouraging others to reach their running goals. While some to go the bars to hang out with friends, my happy hour is running and races.  When not running or pacing, volunteering at races also brings me such joy!

Tell us your best pacing experience.


One of my more recent pacing joys was Colfax half marathon, I was the 2:20 pacer and I had a 17 year old running his first half marathon.  He said that his dad told him if he ran faster than 2:30 he would take him to Disney World to run the marathon there. We ran side by side the whole time and I even sent him ahead around mile 12.  He finished under 2:19 and gets to go to Disney World...I think he needs to take his pacer with him, don’t you? 

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Runners in my pace group will get encouragement throughout the race, consistent splits and will make our goal time!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Trust in your training, listen to your body and do not go out too fast!

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Volunteering at numerous races and helping to share my love of running to the next generation!



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