Hello! I am Susan Langeland. I am very excited to be joining the Gazelle Girl Race Committee. I have been a part of each one of the four Gazelle Girl races since the first year, from running the half marathon twice, the 5K once and I was a volunteer on the race course as a course marshal once.
A little bit about me. I am a full time working wife to Scott and mom to Alex and Zach. We live in the Grand Rapids area. I have been blessed to be a part of this great running community for the past 5 years. I started running 5 years ago with the Grand Rapids Gazelle Sports Training group. I met so many awesome people and made some great friends along the way. This is not something I expected, that the sport of running would be my social outlet. But some of you know, training for a race takes many months and over those months and many miles you really get to know people. It was only when I was sidelined with an injury that I realized what a big part of my life the community of running was.
It’s that community that brings me to the Gazelle Girl Race Committee. I am excited to be able to bring to life the vision for Gazelle Girls Gather. Maybe you are a runner. Maybe you are sidelined with an injury like I once was. Maybe you want to be a runner. Maybe running isn’t even your thing. We don’t care because Gazelle Girls Gather welcomes ALL women, whether you are active or not. We want you to be a part of a community of women here to support each other. We want to bring women together to foster connections and friendships through events over the next year. We think Gazelle Girls Gather is something that has been missing and that many women would value.
We are currently looking for a diverse group of ladies to do just that; to begin to plan the Gazelle Girls Gather events. If you are interested in joining a passionate group of women who believe in connections, community and friendships, please fill out the application for the Gazelle Girls Gather Crew by October 28, 2016.
I look forward to connecting with you soon!
I look forward to connecting with you soon! In the meantime, feel free to join our Facebook group to start connecting!