Pacer Rachel

Where are you from?

Bentonville, AR

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Assistant Manager at Rush Running Company

Favorite marathon

Although not a full, the Bentonville Half Marathon is by far my favorite race! I also have loved the Bass Pro 50k Trail each time I’ve raced in it.


Running (of course!), reading, painting, playing with my dog.

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Who do you train with?

Rush Running Company

Personal goals

To continue to get faster and stronger. I plan to complete a 50 mile race in 2015.



A quotation you like…

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


Why do you run?


So I can drink all the beer I want, guilt free! Kidding! I run because it makes me happy, keeps me fit, and has allowed me to develop amazing friendships.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Achieving my BQ and PR earlier this year at the Revel Rockies Marathon in Denver, CO. I collapsed at the finish line, had tears fill my eyes, and experienced one of the happiest moments of my life.

Why do you pace?


Many times I have had others pace me, and have depended on their leadership to help carry me to my goals. I’m honored to have opportunities to do the same for other athletes, and to encourage them each step of the way.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Earlier this year at the S2S Marathon I helped one of my friends as he achieved his goal of sub 4:00. It was incredible to share in his excitement as he proved his strength and tenacity!  

Why should someone run in your pace group?


You’ve put in the work for months leading up to race day. I promise to do everything in my power to help you cross the finish line with your goal time in mind!  We’ll have fun and rock it each step of the way!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Relax! This is supposed to be fun! Trust in your training, eat some spaghetti, and enjoy!

Anything else you’d like to share?

My family and friends have been my rock and support through my training. Don’t forget to thank your support network for hanging by you through all of yours!

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Girls on the Run, volunteering at races when I’m not running in them, and I’m serving meals to families in need this holiday season.


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