Pacer Steven at Rockford '11

  Pacer Steven

Where are you from?

Porter, Indiana


Current P.R.





Number of marathons


Typical pace



Favorite marathon



Material Coordinator


Favorite Running Food



Running, Reading


Who do you train with?


Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Born to Run, Chi Running

My Friend Leonard


A quotation you like…

When your at the start line everything stops except the beat of your heart



Why do you run?


I run to stay healthy and to stay in shape


Describe your best marathon memory.


My very first marathon was running the Chicago marathon. The crowd support in over whelming.


Why do you pace?


I pace to help others achieve there personal goal.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


Crossing the finish line with a group of followers and they approach you and say thank you fro helping me.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


I try to make it as fun as possible. I check on my runners and give them the support and encouragement they need to finish the race.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Don’t worry about the time or you pace. That’s my job. Just enjoy the run and scenery.


Anything else you’d like to share?

It is very satisfying to help others achieve there goal of completing their first, second or 100th marathon. There is nothing like crossing the finish line and seeing the emotion on peoples faces after they have crossed. That is what makes pacing worth while.



What philanthropic activities do you have?

I am a member of the Opportunity Enterprises Marathon Team located in Valparaiso, IN. which helps mentally and physically challenged individuals.




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