Pacer Paul

Where are you from?

De Pere, Wisconsin

Current P.R.


Typical pace

9:09 half (2:00) // 10:17 full (4:30)

Number of marathons



Business owner

Favorite marathon



Tennis, Coaching

Favorite Running Food

Buttered pasta

What are you reading now?

Who do you train with?

My wife, Carrie

Personal goals




A quotation you like…

You know what my favorite part of the game is?  The opportunity to play. - Mike Singletary

Why do you run?

Originally to cross train for tennis.  Then, to run my first marathon.  Now to pace others and build community.

Describe your best marathon memory.

My wife and I ran the 2010 Boston Marathon for one of our very best friends, Tommy Bostedt, who was dying far too young from adrenal cortical carcinoma, a very rare form of cancer.  I ran the entire race with a prayer card we had made up in my right hand.  I was not in top shape but inexplicably ran a negative split feeling stronger and stronger the entire way.  Every time I felt a bit tired or pain, I focused on the prayer card in my hand and it would subside.  By the time the race was complete, I had about 10% of the prayer card left between my two fingers as the rest had disintegrated.  Less than two months later, Tommy was gone.  But that race he was step for step with us the entire way and we will never forget rocking that race together with him.

Why do you pace?

Pacing helped me find joy in running. 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

First time ever.  2017 Green Bay Marathon.  I was the 6:00 slowest and it was the first time my wife, Carrie, and I would coordinate a pace team for On Pace Race.  I started with three people and by mile 5 was alone.  At that point, I didn’t get pacing.  However, by the time we got to Mile 20, I have 20+ athletes with me and by the time we got to the finish, I had over 30.  The impact of running in community and the ability to lead the community resonated and I was hooked.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

I’ve learned from the best pacers in the world on how to do things the right way.  Runners will receive an experience committed to our core, controllable values: positive attitude, full effort and great sportsmanship.  It’s the only way to compete.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

My goal is to work with you to help create a memorable experience you will glow about when sharing with others.

Anything else you’d like to share?


What philanthropic activities do you have?



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