Pacer Mercedez

Where are you from?

Cleveland, Ohio

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Director of Operations

Favorite marathon



Running, Hiking

Favorite Running Food

All of it

What are you reading now?


Who do you train with?

Local running friends

Personal goals

Run a marathon in all 50 states, complete a 100-miler in 2023



A quotation you like…

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill


Why do you run?


For the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits

Describe your best marathon memory.


Pacing the 2022 Buffalo half and full marathon by myself and helping first-timers complete both distances.  The people from Buffalo were amazing, very grateful to have had the honor to help.

Why do you pace?


I enjoy helping others reach their goals, meeting new people, and seeing new places.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


When I paced the 4:20 group in Philly, the crowd was really fun and funny about the 420 reference!  It was a fun city and a fun pace group.  We had a blast all 26.2 miles.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I run each mile consistently.  I offer advice, encouragement, and conversation for anyone who wants/needs it.  I provide an upbeat, positive, and fun atmosphere in the group.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Our marathon journey begins with the first mile where we will start with getting our breathing steady and staying loose. We will take this one mile at a time, enjoying the experience and staying present in the moment.

Anything else you’d like to share?



What philanthropic activities do you have?

I’m extensively involved in activities that support women in sobriety.  I also volunteer at a lot of races as a pacer, aid station captain, course sweep, expo and registration volunteer, etc.



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