2017 Pacers

8 min Pacer: Amy Wing

Bio: I started running in my early 20's. I never thought it would become a lifestyle. I have met my best friends through running. Through the years I have set and achieved many running goals [...]

8 min Pacer: Erika Kuhnle

Bio: Over 15 years or so, I've increased my racing distance and now enjoy training for and running trail ultramarathons. The longer distance races provide such a free space and a series of mental and [...]

8 min Pacer: Jackie Green

Bio: I was a collegiate runner I ran for Ferris State in track and cross country! I have coached at the middle school and high school level ever since finishing my time at ferris. I'm [...]

8:30 Pacer: Melissa Schrotenboer

Brief Bio: As a Cross Country Coach, Girls on the Run Coach and RUNNER. I love being around other runners supporting them and helping them reach there goals. Why Gazelle Girl: I LOVE that this race is [...]

8:30 Pacer: Lindsey Desarmo

Bio: Three running memories are burned into my brain. My first real event ended in the med tent dry heaving and dehydrated. I was 19, lost and alone in a sea of runners, insecure and [...]

8:30 Pacer: Mary Hunter

Bio: I started running in 2012 and soon after, I found out I was pregnant. I had my daughter in 2013 and started running and competing again 6 weeks later. I have since completed 53 [...]

9 min Pacer: Amanda Lacy

Bio: My name is Amanda Lacy and I have been running for 11 years. I have run 5K’s, 10K’s, half marathons, and marathons. I recently paced Park2Park Half Marathon in September and had a wonderful [...]

9 min Pacer: Karla Palmer

Bio: I am a 2016 Michigan Fitness Ambassador for the Governor's Fitness Council and love helping others acheive their fitness goals. As a wife, mother of three, nurse and educator, life is busy but health [...]

9 min Pacer: Katie Tebrake

Bio: I was first introduced to running as a way to stay in shape for other sports in high school. I ran off and on over the years as a way to stay in shape [...]

9:30 Pacer: Michelle Snay

Bio: I began running in 2010 when I signed up for a 5k, not having any idea how much it would change my life. I crossed the finish line, and immediately went home and signed [...]

9:30 Pacer: Pamela Lauroff

Bio: I started running in 2007 after the unexpected passing of my brother. I realized I needed to get healthy and my brother and I always shared a love for running and traveling. So I [...]

9:30 Pacer: Carol Reiss

Bio: Hello, my name is Carol Reiss and I am blessed to have two fantastic kids (8th and 10th grade) and a wonderful husband, who is also my constant training partner. A cheerleader at heart, [...]

10 min Pacer: Joann Karpowicz

Bio: Current Fifth Third River Bank Run Road Warrior Coach, RRCA certified. Runner, biker and world’s worst swimmer. I've been running since 1983 and coaching long distance runners since 2014. Running is part of my [...]

10 min Pacer: Amy Polega

Bio: I started running almost nine years ago when I decided to make a huge life change. That was the day I quit smoking and never looked back. My running journey has been filled with [...]

10 min Pacer: Erin Reedy

Bio: I never in a million years thought I could run a half marathon. After I had kids I tried to stay on shape and workout because that was my "me" time. I enjoyed running [...]

10:30 Pacer: Nikki Pavlack

Bio: I came to the conclusion about a year ago that I run because of the friends and connections I make, burning all those calories is a plus. I am not the fastest, don't want [...]

10:30 Pacer: Melissa Jachium

Bio: I’ve been an avid runner for the past 7 years. Short runs, long runs... you name it and I love running it. I was introduced into the world of pacing in 2013 and found [...]

10:30 Pacer: Jennifer Gard

Bio: I started running over 10 years ago. Over the course of that time I have run anywhere from 5k's to Spartan Races to Marathons and everything in between. Running has provided me with a [...]

11 min Pacer: Jillaine Pierce

  Wanting to get into shape and lose some weight, I started running 7 years ago….well sort of, it was more like walk a few minutes, run a few minutes, walk a few, run a [...]

11 min Pacer: Angela Boynton

The thrill of the start line, the fun and sometimes very random conversation with people who are practically strangers, and the sharing of a great accomplishment is what makes me the most excited to pace [...]

12 min Pacer: Jan-Al Robinson

Bio: I love to run but didn’t discover it until I was almost thirty. I believe you are never too old to find a new passion. I am truly passionate about running and feel it has [...]

12 min Pacer: Amy Rempalski

Bio: With my former distaste for running, little did I know that running, let alone pacing, would later become a passion. I started by putting one foot in front of the other and never giving [...]

12 min Pacer: Mary Pearson

Bio: I began running as a coping mechanism in 2007. Running is a big part of who I am and what makes me happy. As a charity runner and coach I have crossed many finish [...]

11 min Pacer: Toni Dixon

Bio: I've been a runner for only 7 short years and I'm still amazed at how far I've come! I never thought I would love the sport. In fact, before becoming a runner, I thought [...]

13 min Pacer: Aliya Armstrong

Bio: I have completed 22 half-marathons and one full. I started running in 2011. Running has changed my life and I use it as a vehicle to help others transform theirs. I've been teaching and [...]

13 min Pacer: Janet McDuffey

Bio: I began running after convincing a friend to walk with me. I decided to try running a lap around the track. I loved it so much I continued. Eventually I signed up for my [...]

13 min Pacer: Linda VanSteinvoorn

Bio: This year, 2016, has had its ups and downs in relation to running. I injured an ankle on March 30, and again in mid-June. In nearly 10 years of running I had never had [...]

14 min Pacer: Amy Jolman

Bio: I fell in love with running about 20 years ago after my husband and I moved away from my hometown. I used running as a way to stay in shape, meet people and have [...]

14 min Pacer: Kate Irvin

Bio: I did not believe I could be a runner. All it took was for someone to believe in me and encourage me to start my journey. I was in my late 20's when I [...]

14 min Pacer: Janine Donovan

Bio: I've run 4 half marathons. I'm no record breaker, and Im ok with that. I have a busy life with four kids. When I run, I pray, I cry, I laugh, I think, I [...]