Pacer Paige leads the 3:50 group at the 2024 Miami Marathon
Pacer Paige

Where are you from?

Wellington, Florida

Current P.R.


Typical pace

8:00-8:40 min/mile on easy days

Number of marathons



Teacher—exercise physiology/anatomy/exercise science

Favorite marathon



Running, strength training, anything outdoors in the sunshine!

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

My teaching material textbooks lol

Who do you train with?

Solo during the week and then I try to run with a group or 2 during the weekends to help get those longer miles in!

Personal goals

Big goals in the ultramarathon—I have a dream of qualifying for the National Team in the 100km distance!



A quotation you like…

Each shovel full of dirt was intended to bury me, but instead, it has become the mountain that I am standing on.


Why do you run?


I can’t imagine my life without this sport! Running does not replace therapy, but it has been very beneficial for my mental health. Also, it has allowed me to explore new places, travel, meet new friends, challenge myself, and grow in confidence. Whenever I am faced with adversity, I now know I will overcome it—running has taught me to persevere in hard times.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Definitely when I won the Florida Marathon in 2022. I was not specifically training for this marathon, but decided to switch from the half marathon to the full marathon distance last minute. I had no expectations going into the race and was shocked to break the tape. It was an amazing moment because I had suffered serious health issues that prior year and I wondered if I was ever going to be strong enough to run the marathon distance again.... let alone run it well!

Why do you pace?


I have achieved many of my running goals and it’s my time to give back. A new goal for me is to spread the love of the sport and help others reach their goals! As an ultra marathon runner, I now want to help inspire those that never believed they could go the distance.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


My favorite experience involves pacing an ultramarathon—watching my friend complete her goal of 100 miles in 17 hours and being part of that victory was remarkable—it has inspired me to complete the full distance one day!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I will work hard to stay on pace and navigate the course so that you don’t need to take extra energy to do this. I will also help distract you if need be, or tell you stories to inspire you. I can also be completely silent if you want to work in silence. I am friendly and approachable and will cheer you all the way to the finish line!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Let’s have fun! That’s why we run, right? Also—embrace the pain cave. The race begins when we start feeling tired, sore, etc.—this is where we dig deep and push through! You trained for this—you can do it! Let’s go!!!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Never, ever give up!


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I work as a Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist and therefore work a lot with different cancer organizations to fundraise and to help cancer patients while they are going through treatment. Also, I am a huge advocate for mental health and suicide awareness!



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