Our Upcoming Races 

Liberty Hospital Half - 03/03/2018

Go! St. Louis - 04/08/2018

Rock the Parkway - 04/14/2018

Garmin Marathon - 04/21/2018

Trolley Run - 04/29/2018

Lincoln Marathon - 05/06/2018

Independence Half - 05/07/2018

Running with the Cows Half - 05/12/2018

Bill Snyder Highway Half - 05/19/2018

Striker Life Half Marathon - 05/19/2018

Hospital Hill Run - 06/02/2018

Words to run by

Sweat is sexy.

Meet your Pacers for
Lincoln Marathon

Half Marathon Pacers: 1:30 1:35 1:40 1:45 1:50 1:55 2:00 2:05 2:10 2:15 2:20 2:25 2:30 2:35 2:40 2:45 2:50 2:55 3:00

Full Marathon Pacers: 3:15 3:30 3:40 3:50 4:00 4:10 4:20 4:30 4:40 4:50 5:00 5:15 5:30

Half Marathon SmartPace Teams

1:30 SmartPace Teams

Ryan W. - 1:30 pacer

Ryan started running XC and track in Jr. High, and has loved it ever since. During college, he created the K-State Marathon Club, and pushed many runners to complete their first half and full marathon, with several qualifying for 2013 Boston Marathon. In 2012 he organized a team relay to run across the state of Kansas with only 8 runners. He loves seeing people achieve their goals and doing more than they think possible. Ryan is excited to be a pacer and hopes give those running with him the encouragement to achieve their own goals.
Half Marathon PR: 1:18

Stuart M. - 1:30 pacer

Stuart served in the Nebraska Army National Guard for 8 years and has always found a passion in Fitness & Nutrition. As a surprise to his wife he ran his first Half Marathon in 2012. Ever since he has ran numerous Half Marathons and his first Full Marathon in 2014. Always up for a new challenge & love for helping others achieve their goals.
Half Marathon PR: 1:28

1:35 SmartPace Teams

Stacey B. - 1:35 pacer

She has been running since high school, but consistently running long distance for about 12 years. She has done at least 10 competitive half marathons and couldn't put a number on how many she has done out of a race setting. Her PR half marathon was in 2008 Lincoln in 1:29. She has run 4 marathons, none in Lincoln. Two she ran as support for a friend and one for her husband most recently. In 2008 she ran Virginia Beach Marathon in 3:13 and in 2009 she ran Boston in 3:14.
Half Marathon PR: 1:29

Stephen M. - 1:35 pacer

Stephen has been running since 2012, when he dropped 45 pounds to be an example for his patients. As a physician, he loves promoting a healthy lifestyle with running. He has run 14 marathons and over 25 half marathons, and enjoys pacing others to achieve their goals. He is an avid racer and pacer, often running 20+ events a year from the mile to the marathon. In 2017 he finally got that elusive BQ. He enjoys helping people in under their time goal with the Smart Pacing Strategy.
Half Marathon PR: 1:26

1:40 SmartPace Teams

Rob M. - 1:40 pacer

Rob started running in 2008 because it was a cheap way to stay in shape during college. His competitive nature pushed him to go further and faster over time and eventually led to him participating in half and full marathons. Since 2010, he has completed about 20 half marathons, 11 marathons, and one ultra-marathon. His training has improved his half marathon time by more than 19 minutes and his full marathon time by more than 50 minutes. The SmartPace teams have had a large role in Rob’s improvement, and he looks forward to helping others improve as well.
Half Marathon PR: 1:31

Brandon S. - 1:40 pacer

Brandon has been an avid runner ever since he discovered the sport during his sophomore year of high school. This passion has lead him to run 2 marathons (Lincoln 2004 and Colorado 2011), 15k's, 10k's and numerous 5k's. Brandon has recently has recharged his enthusiasm with running to strive to achieve new heights he never ever thought were possible. In September of 2012, Brandon completed the North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Miler in Wisconsin in 8 hours and 30 minutes. It remains his most proudest running achievement to date. Living in Papillion Nebraska, Brandon continues to foster the love of the sport now as a Half-Marathon Pacer. He has paced over 10+ times using the SmartPacing Strategy. He knows his high energy, outgoing personality, and fun spirit will lead everyone to their goals on race day. Brandon can't wait to be a part of your PR experience.
Half Marathon PR: 1:24:15

1:45 SmartPace Teams

Mike B. - 1:45 pacer

Running has been apart of Mike's life since very early on. Finding success in high school came easy and running for a short time at the collegiate level challenged him both physically and mentally. After a serious running injury in college, he decided and hang up his running shoes. Three years later, Mike started slowing running again to stay in shape and decided running had to be different and less competitive. Mike also coaches High School track at Heartland Community School. Today he enjoy running for running. Mike have ran races from 5k to 100 mile and everything in between. In September 2017, Mike received a Buckle for finishing his first 100 mile trail race in Lawrence, Kansas. In March of 2018, Mike will attempt his second 100 mile race in Kansas at the Prairie Spirit trail 100. His favorite distance is the half marathon and also loves pacing the half. Mike has paced runners at all distances including 100 mile races over 30+ hours. Mike is very excited to work with smart pacing and helping you achieve your running goals! See you on Race day!
Half Marathon PR: 1:32

Matt O. - 1:45 pacer

Matt was a runner in high school who started up running again five years ago. He continues to improve his times and recently ran a Boston Qualifying time at the Des Moines Marathon. Matt is new to pacing but enjoys helping others reach their goals. As a Physical Therapist, Matt understands how far he can push athletes to help them reach their full potential.
Half Marathon PR: 1:31:30

1:50 SmartPace Teams

Paul C. - 1:50 pacer

Paul has been running for 8 years, competing in road, trail races, and triathlons. He has competed in all distances from 5k's to 100 milers. He completed two iron distance triathlons, and multiple half iron distances. Last year he ran 4-marathons, 3-50k's, 1-50 miler, 1-100k, and 1-100 miler. This will be his first time pacing a group and is excited to get the group across the finish line.

Andy D. - 1:50 pacer

Andy has been running since 2000 when he completed his first Marathon in Lincoln, NE. Since that time, he has gone on to complete 8 half marathons, 7 full marathons, 2 ultra marathons, 7 half ironmans, and 3 full ironmans.
Half Marathon PR: 1:37

1:55 SmartPace Teams

Tom M. - 1:55 pacer

Tom ran track and cross country in high school, and after graduation ran his first marathon, the Heart of America, in 1976. He ran various 10Ks (PR 35:00) and also got his marathon PR of 3:12 in the 1980's. After a couple decade kid and job induced sabbatical from running, he returned in 2010. He has waddled through 15 marathons and numerous 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons. With help from excellent pacers he got his first BQ at the Oklahoma City marathon in 4/24/16. Again, aided by excellent pacing, he got a recent PR at Hospital Hill. Inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of these pacers, Tom paced the Joplin marathon. He looks forward to helping runners achieve their goals with the SmartPacing system.
Half Marathon PR: 1:39

Jennifer L. - 1:55 pacer

Jennifer started running about 4 years ago, and hasn't looked back. She has reached goals she never imagined she could. Now Jennifer loves to help others reach those same goals. She loves to see the smiles on the faces of runners when they cross that finish line. Jennifer has run many races, 7 of which being half marathons. She has paced her 13 year old daughter to two half marathons, and most recently paced the 2 hour group at the Good Life Halfsy. In pacing, Jennifer has found her favorite thing. Encouraging and motivating others has become a passion for her. She does so with positive reinforcement and endless energy. Jennifer loves to show each runner that they can succeed, and that their hard work can always pay off. Her never-quit attitude is infectious. Pacing is her way to give back to the running community that has been so generous to her. Run with Jennifer on race day, and she will show you how running can give you endless joy and feelings of tremendous accomplishment.
Half Marathon PR: 1:44

2:00 SmartPace Teams

Nate G. - 2:00 pacer

Nate has been running for over 7 years. His first half marathon was in Grand Island and since then he has ran 21 halfs, 2 full marathons, and one sprint triathlon. He loves to be outdoors swimming, biking, and road or trail running. Nate feels that meeting new runners and pacing them to achieve their goals is truly #1
Half Marathon PR: 1:44

Jayci Z. - 2:00 pacer

As an outdoor enthusiast, and adventure seeker, Jayci has raced many distances. She picked up running in 2011 after her second child and hasn't looked back since. From triathlons, to ultra marathons, Jayci is always up for a little crazy and a lot of fun. This past year she completed her 10th marathon, and added Women's marathon Champion to her resume after winning the Sandhills Marathon. She loves pacing and cant wait to help you bring home da bacon!
Half Marathon PR: 1:35

2:05 SmartPace Teams

Mitzi R. - 2:05 pacer

Mitzi has been running for over 10 years. She has qualified for, and run Boston, as well as the NYC marathon. Mitzi says crossing the finish line is always exhilarating, especially when meeting a personal goal. Her best experience was pacing a close childhood friend to finish his first half-marathon on the 7th anniversary of a horrific car accident that nearly took his life. She is excited to share in the same kind of joy with others this year.
Half Marathon PR: 1:43

Margaret W. - 2:05 pacer

Margaret has been running competitively since she was 12. She has qualified for Boston 3 times, and she has collected numerous age group and top female awards. Despite this, some of her best running days have been helping others. Margaret has paced friends to PRs, and she has assisted in beginning running classes. She loves to motivate and encourage, and then to see the joy in others' faces.
Half Marathon PR: 1:38

2:10 SmartPace Teams

Brian D. - 2:10 pacer

Brian started running in high school on the country roads around Auburn, Nebraska as a half-miler on the track and eventually became a cross country runner. Over the past six years, he has completed over a dozen half-marathons and one marathon. Having paced multiple half-marathons, Brian looks forward to meeting new people and helping them have a great race with an appropriate starting pace and even effort throughout.
Half Marathon PR: 1:39

Mark G. - 2:10 pacer

Mark Gudgel is a native of Nebraska and a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who transitioned from four-years of high school as a cross country runner and began running half and full marathons toward the end of his college career. His favorite races include the Chicago Marathon, the "Psycho Wyco" in KC, and of course the Lincoln Half! When he isn't running, Mark plays basketball, travels the world, and teaches high school English. 2012 marks a new milestone in Mark's running career as he begins pacing for other runners. He is excited to be able to give back to the sport in this way, and is excite to help other runners meet their goals!
Half Marathon PR: 1:48

2:15 SmartPace Teams

Kim M. - 2:15 pacer

Kim has been actively running for the last 25 years but has become a more serious distance runner in the last 10. She has always enjoyed running shorter runs, anywhere from 2 miles to 15K, but has acquired a taste for full and half marathons. Kim enjoys meeting new people and enjoys a good conversation, so be prepared to talk and maybe even sing a bit when you go for a run with her. Kim is fairly familiar with the SmartPace concept, and she believes it is very effective so that her "team" can finish on time and can say they had a wonderful experience.
Half Marathon PR: 1:51

Teresa S. - 2:15 pacer

Teresa has been running for over 10 years and has completed multiple half-marathons, full marathons, and ultramarathons around the Midwest. Her favorite type of races are trail races and she is a member of the Runners of the Wild trail running team out of Portland, OR. In between races, you can find her running (and drinking a beer) Thursday nights at 6:00 with the Scriptown Running Club in Omaha, NE. Teresa looks forward to using the SmartPacing strategy to help others achieve their race goals!
Half Marathon PR: 1:58

2:20 SmartPace Teams

Andi H. - 2:20 pacer

"When your legs get tired, run with your HEART." Andi is a Run Club lead, cycle instructor, and Pilates instructor with Life Time Fitness, Omaha. She has been running for over 10 years and enjoys all things endurance including her recent adventures in triathlon and completion of Ironman Boulder 70.3. She enjoys destination races, seeing new courses and sites, and looks forward to accomplishing her race goals in 2015. 2015 marks Andi's third year as a pacer for the Lincoln Half Marathon and she is the pacer team coordinator for the Good Life Halfsy. She is looking forward to sharing the excitement of race day and pacing this year's Lincoln Half Marathon with you. Here's to a fun Husker stadium finish!
Half Marathon PR: 2:10:00

Praveen P. - 2:20 pacer

Praveen felt like “Running is an Impossible Activity ” until 2015, he went to gym regularly from years and stayed fit, but he never used to stop at cardio section, when he runs a mile he felt like he did an awesome job and always felt like running 10 miles only possible in his dreams :-). He joined running group called “Beginner’s Luck” in 2015, an eight week course for 5K with no hopes, but during the training, when he was running with the group he started enjoying and found what a great thing running was. Praveen did his first Half Marathon in 2015 in Lincoln Half Marathon with PR 1Hr58mins, he is leading the running group from couple of half marathon training. He did 6 half marathons in 2017 and several other races. He ran as a pacer in Omaha Half & Good life Halfsy in 2017. He says pacing is the best thing in running in which he get to meet with several people and he can motivate several people.
Half Marathon PR: 1:58

2:25 SmartPace Teams

Mike C. - 2:25 pacer

Mike currently lives in the Kansas City area and has been running for over 10 years. He has completed numerous half marathons and other road races with a half marathon PR of 1:38. He plans on running the Smart Pace method to get you to your goal time and having fun along the way. When not working, Mike likes to stay healthy by swimming, biking, and running.
Half Marathon PR: 1:38

Brad K. - 2:25 pacer

Brad ran cross country in high school, ran off and on after that, but then became dedicated to running again over the past 9 years as a way to get back in shape. In the process, Brad has lost over 40 pounds and has been able to keep the weight off even with a busy work/travel schedule by running 5 days a week. He has run 4 marathons and 4 half-marathons - 3 half-marathons and 2 marathons were at Lincoln (including the 2011 marathon as well as 2013 and 2015 half-marathons as a pacer). Brad and his wife live in Omaha and have 3 children age 9 and under. He is looking forward to working with the 2:10 pacing group to meet everyone's race day goals!
Half Marathon PR: 1:39

2:30 SmartPace Teams

Gay P. - 2:30 pacer

Gay started running as a little girl and hasn't stopped since! She paces or races in multiple events every year. She is crazy enough to have run up a mountain at the Pikes Peak Ascent three of the last four years. She is also the official race doctor for the Run d'Haiti, a trail ultramarathon in Croix-des-Bouquets, that supports her favorite charity, the Global Orphan Project. She's run Brew to Brew as a soloist, covering over 47 miles in one day. As an internal medicine physician, her personal goal nowadays is to encourage others to exercise and get healthy. She's a veteran pacer and her SmartPace strategy includes warming up in the first two miles, taking advantage of downhills and using even effort on the uphills. Be prepared to sing and have some fun shenanigans. Look for the braids!
Half Marathon PR: 1:45

Emily W. - 2:30 pacer

Emily started running as a child. She ran competitively through out her younger years. She took a break through out college and started running again in 2011. Emily has run several half marathons and one marathon in 2013. She is also a group fitness instructor in Lincoln, Nebraska. She loves to help people reach their goals. She paced the Good Life Halfsy this past fall and it was one of her favorite running experiences she has had. She is very excited to help you achieve your race day goals!
Half Marathon PR: 1:39

2:35 SmartPace Teams

Meggan B. - 2:35 pacer

Meggan lives in Omaha with her husband and 3 kids. She ran track in high school but always shorter distances and was active in other sports. Running the mile or 2 mile was always a "bad word"! She would run off and on throughout the years for fitness but would never consider herself a runner. She then decided on the goal after her first 2 kids to run a half marathon one day. She ran the Omaha half in 2008 and got the running bug. Since then, she has ran over 12 half marathons, 5 marathons (1 5 weeks pregnant) and 2 50Ks. Meggan enjoys trail running and meeting new people with the same enthusiasm for running (instead of thinking she is crazy!). She is looking forward to helping others push themselves and reach their goals for Lincoln.
Half Marathon PR: 1:47

Amy C. - 2:35 pacer

Amy started running 7 years ago after quitting smoking. Her first race ever was the the Lincoln Half Marathon. Since then, she has ran 25 half marathons and 2 full marathons. Amy is a group exercise instructor and a assistant youth track and cross country coach. Amy started coaching cross country to help the newer runners who needed more encouraging. This year will be her 3rd year with Lincoln Youth Track Club. Motivating and helping others succeed is what she does every day in her job and coaching. She is very excited to pace this group and have them crush the goals they set for themselves.
Half Marathon PR: 1:58

2:40 SmartPace Teams

Jill S. - 2:40 pacer

Jill has been running since 2008. She has run multiple race distances, including the Lincoln half marathon 3 times and the Lincoln full marathon twice. Most recently, Jill has completed a 50K trail run in October 2013. In 2012, she began participating in triathlons and looks forward to her first full Ironman triathlon in August, 2014. Pacing the Lincoln marathon is among her many goals for a successful and fun 2014.
Half Marathon PR: 1:52

Monika V. - 2:40 pacer

Monika has been a runner for the past 10 years. She has run a total of 5 marathons and several half marathons. Her personal best time in the marathon was 4:07:58 and her personal best time in the half was 1:47:00. This is her first time pacing and is very excited to lead a group to their personal goal successfully! Monika lives by the mantra "If you can dream it, you can do it!" - Walt Disney
Half Marathon PR: 1:47

2:45 SmartPace Teams

Sue A. - 2:45 pacer

Sue A. Started running about twenty years ago when she joined her high school cross country team. Since this time she has run numerous 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, and 2 marathons ( Phoenix 2009 and Sacramento 2012). Her goal is to help you finish your race on time and have a good time doing so. She loves being part of the Nebraska running community, a very supportive and friendly group.
Half Marathon PR: 2:01

Katie W. - 2:45 pacer

Katie has been running for 15 years. She has done a handful of 1/2 marathons and did her first full marathon last year. Working full time and having 4 kids can make finding time difficult but she makes it a priority because it makes her a happier person. She has done many 5K's, 10K's. She is going to train for another marathon this year.
Half Marathon PR: 1:55

2:50 SmartPace Teams

Jody G. - 2:50 pacer

Jody started running as a social activity back in graduate school and worked her way up to marathons and a few trail ultramarathons. Jody has completed 10 marathons and 15 half marathons, both road and trail, but these days prefers pacing to racing. The social aspect of what running has brought into her life, has led Jody to be an active member and volunteer in the local running community in Omaha. She's excited to use the SmartPace Strategy to accompany you on your Lincoln Marathon journey and help you achieve your goals.
Half Marathon PR: 1:43

Breann S. - 2:50 pacer

Breann has been running since 2009, after the birth of her first child left her struggling with excess weight. She started with a 5K and never looked back! She has now completed 3 full marathons, 1 ultra-marathon, and dozens of half marathons. The half marathon is her favorite distance. Breann loves meeting new runners and helping them reach their health and fitness goals. She works as a weight loss physician in the Kansas City area. When she isn't working or running races, she is chasing after her husband and 3 kids.
Half Marathon PR: 2:13

2:55 SmartPace Teams

Karina S. - 2:55 pacer

Active for most of her adult life, Karina started to focus primarily on distance running after moving to Lincoln in 2005. Since then she's run 8 marathons, 1 50k and many half-marathons. Her first pacing experience was for the Lincoln 2011 4:50 marathon group and it was so much fun that she's stayed with it in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 (she took 2015 off for maternity leave :). She strongly believes in the Smart Pacing strategy of running an even effort and that starting a race smart will lead to a strong finish. She can often be found on Lincoln's trails and looks forward to helping other runners achieve their goals. An frequent traveler for work and fun, Karina loves to explore new places by foot and never forgets to pack her running shoes.
Half Marathon PR: 1:58

Heather L. - 2:55 pacer

Heather started running as a social activity and to get fit in 2014. She has worked her way from 5ks to full marathon! Heather has completed numerous 5ks and 10ks; 8-half marathons, and one full marathon! Heather loves running/training with other friends in the Omaha,Ne area. She recently paced The Good Life Halfsy this past fall and loved every minute of it and seeing people reach their goals! She has an awesome tradition of after every mile you clap the number of miles you just past! She says its a good way to keep people motivated and still have fun! She looks forward to helping each and everyone of you reach your goal! Lets do this!
Half Marathon PR: 2:16

3:00 SmartPace Teams

Susan H. - 3:00 pacer

Susan started running in 2002 motivated by her mother's death to cancer and a way to lose baby weight. This is her fifteenth 1/2 marathon and her fourth time as a pacer and her sixth time running in the Lincoln Half. She has run races in 9 different states with the most recent one completing the Glass Slipper Challenge at Walt Disney World. Everyday you will find her "running" her 3 children to their various activities but finds some time, some way, somehow to put in 3 or more miles 5-6 days per week.
Half Marathon PR: 2:25

Jim K. - 3:00 pacer

Jim has run 18 full marathons across the US and several half marathons. He is from Omaha, NE and is a big Husker FB fan and Creighton BB fan. His motto is to "Keep on Truckin....."!
Half Marathon PR: 1:43

Full Marathon SmartPace Teams

3:15 SmartPace Teams

Eddie W. - 3:15 pacer

Eddie is a recent college grad living the good life in Lincoln Nebraska. Eddie has ran the Boston Marathon four years running and will be returning this Spring for his 5th consecutive year. He has ran a total of 13 marathons and 5 half marathons. He is also the youngest pacer to be on the Nike Pace Team for the Chicago Marathon. When not pacing Eddie is a coach for Red Dirt Running Company where he works with a wide variety of runners from 5Ks to Boston qualifiers. Get ready for a fun filled race of punny proportions. Not only will he push you to reach your goal you will laugh your way to the finish.
Marathon PR: 2:47

3:30 SmartPace Teams

Zach B. - 3:30 pacer

Zach started running long distance in 8th grade track. After running in high school and then college for two years, in 2008 he swore he would never do a marathon. Now 20+ marathons/ultras later, he can't get enough of it! Even though he continues to race, he prefers pacing runners much more. He loves seeing runners accomplish their goals and dig deeper than they knew possible.
Marathon PR: 2:56

3:40 SmartPace Teams

Abby K. - 3:40 pacer

Abby is a nanny and competitive runner in Omaha, NE. She has completed 34 marathons, including Boston 5 times, with a total of 26 BQ's on her shoes. She has also completed numerous half marathons and all sorts of distances in between. Along with the US, she has raced in France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Her goals in every race are: Domination and Fun. She will help you to run the best race that you can while overcoming the physical and mental exhaustion to dominate each course, one mile at a time. So, although she may be dressed as a purple giraffe with a freedom ringer Jammy Pack, she takes your personal goals very seriously. Let's do this.
Marathon PR: 3:03

3:50 SmartPace Teams

David H. - 3:50 pacer

David H has been a life-long runner. From early inspiration at elementary school, when 400m was long distance, to a first half marathon aged 12, running has been a central tenant in his life. David ran the London marathon throughout the 90s before moving to the south western U.S. and falling in love with the desert and mountains. His favorite marathon experience was the Midnight Sun Marathon in Alaska which showed him that running races is the best way to experience new places and pack a whole lot of quality memories into a short time. After successfully chasing down his sub-three hour goal, David has focused more on the enjoyment and less on the speed and passionately believes that running can enrich anyone’s life, even if they have not yet realized it. He has run 50 mile and 100K trail races and is running in the 100 mile Big Horn Wild and Scenic run in Wyoming in June. David loves to inspire improving runners by sharing his experiences in training and racing smart, staying injury free as well as in healthy yet enjoyable nutrition.
Marathon PR: 2:56

Eric W. - 3:50 pacer

Eric began his distance running in Jun 2014. Over the last 3 plus years, he has run 13 full marathon and 17 half marathon races. After reaping the benefits of being a pacer groupie in his own races, he enjoys paying it forward by being a pacer himself.
Marathon PR: 3:21

4:00 SmartPace Teams

Dave B. - 4:00 pacer

Pacer Dave B. is an experienced runner who is also a lifelong Kansas Citian and an avid sports fan. Dave loves running because it has helped him build amazing friendships and also stay healthy and (relatively) stress-free. When it comes to pacing, Dave is very supportive and loves helping others achieve their running goals!
Marathon PR: 3:21

Wael S. - 4:00 pacer

Wael has been running since 2008. He has completed several ultra trail races, several half marathons and full marathons. He enjoys trail running with the Kansas City Trail Nerds. Wael completed three 100 mile ultra runs with a sub-24 hour finish in Feb, 2014.
Marathon PR: 3:36

4:10 SmartPace Teams

Kim M. - 4:10 pacer

I have been a competitive runner for about 7 years. I started trail running a year ago and since have done a 50 miler in Leadville, CO, a couple 50ks and many smaller races. I have done many marathons all over as I try to find a different location each time and my PR is 3:35, but striving for 3:20 in 2014 and also to do a 100k and 100 miler! I love to pace and motivate, I am a much better runner with people to run with!
Marathon PR: 3:35

Lori A. - 4:10 pacer

Lori is the mother to 3 children and began running long distances while a graduate student in St. Louis. Since her first marathon in 2001, she's run 8 marathons and many other shorter distance races. She recently has decided to tackle a new goal, ultramarathons, after completing the Market to Market 50K in October 2013. Her first 50 miler is in April 2015. She loves her training runs when her children and husband can join her on their bikes. Lori is looking forward to helping other achieve their running goals!
Marathon PR: 3:47

4:20 SmartPace Teams

Greg S. - 4:20 pacer

Greg has run competitively for 30 years. He has completed 54 marathons, including the Boston Marathon 5 times, and over 100 half marathons. He is a 9 year breast cancer survivor. Greg enjoys helping others meet their goals and his enthusiasm towards running is infectious.
Marathon PR: 3:12

Lilly J. - 4:20 pacer

Lilly Ji is a Boston qualified runner, a triathlete, and a 100-mile ultra marathon finisher. She is also a member of 50-state Marathon club member. Lilly has successfully completed about 15 marathons, a half Ironman and a few ultra distance marathons. She is an enthusiastic and passionate runner, and loves to help others to achieve their goal. Lilly lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and their two lovely boys.
Marathon PR: 3:50

4:30 SmartPace Teams

Amanda K. - 4:30 pacer

Amanda has been running consistently for almost 5 years, but has ran to stay in shape since about 2005. After completing the Kansas City Marathon as her first official race in 2012 she was hooked and has ran a total of 13 full marathons and 9 half marathons. Amanda's favorite things about running are the people she's met and all the awesome places she's gotten to see while running! She has had a lot of success thanks to great pacers so she knows the value of a good pace team and is looking forward to giving that experience back to someone else!
Marathon PR: 3:36

Tiffany W. - 4:30 pacer

Tiffany has been running for the past 25 years. She grew up in a small town in Nebraska and left shortly after graduation joining the United States Air Force. As an active duty member, Tiffany has run all over the world to include Germany, France, Prague, Italy, and Luxembourg. Tiffany was selected to run with the United States Air Forces in Europe team, and the Air Mobility Command for the 2013/14 Air Force Marathon team. Tiffany has ran 17 half-marathons, and 1 full-marathon. Finally, Tiffany has been pacing half-marathons since 2013 to help motivate other runners who share similar passions as her. Tiffany enjoys meeting new people, and helping others meet their goals.

4:40 SmartPace Teams

Erin G. - 4:40 pacer

Erin pretty much refused to do any kind of individual sports in high school--who want's all that pressure on just your shoulders?? When she went to college, however, she had to find something to compete in. Running it became. Her dad signed her up for her first race, a 10 mile run. Since then, she's competed in 8 half marathons, 12 Olympic distance triathlons, two 1/2 Ironman races, three 50Ks, two 50 milers and is pumped to have crossed "help someone finish a race" off her bucket list when she paced friends for 100 milers this past year. Now Erin knows, nothing is more rewarding, nor do you learn more about yourself, than finding the inner strength of an individual to finish a race. Erin is a personal trainer in Omaha and works primarily with runners and triathletes. Ultra marathons and trail running are her passion, but also expect to hear good stories (she has her masters degree in story telling) and talk about lots of good food if you're in her pace group!

Laci R. - 4:40 pacer

Laci has been running since 2001, and racing since 2008. She has run a number of half, full, and ultra marathons, winning a couple and often placing in her age group. After having twins in 2015, she has been rebuilding her running life, recently breaking her half PR from 2008! Lincoln 2018 will be her first experience with pacing, but she is confident she can get the 4:45 group across the finish line while having a fun time at the race. New half marathon PR: 1:45:13!
Marathon PR: 3:37:02

4:50 SmartPace Teams

Michael B. - 4:50 pacer

Mike has completed over 200 marathons in 39 different states. His past pacing experiences have included the Kansas City Marathon, the Lincoln Marathon Go! St. Louis, the Cowbell, and the Olathe Marathon. Mike is passionate about sharing his many running experiences with others and supporting all marathoners in doing their personal best.
Marathon PR: 3.35

Joshua W. - 4:50 pacer

Joshua started running back in 2009 when he heard a friend talking about the experience of running a Marathon. He trained and completed his first Marathon in October of 2009 at the Waddell and Reed Marathon. He loves the challenge that running brings. Since then he has ran over 20 Half-Marathons, 8 Marathons (including Pikes Peak marathon), and over 25 Ultra-Marathons (Including four 50 Mile and two 100 Mile Finishes). Josh is family guy, he loves crossing the finish line with his kids when the race allows it. They are his support and motivation for running.
Marathon PR: 3:25

5:00 SmartPace Teams

Nick H. - 5:00 pacer

I am an avid endurance athlete competing in: Ironman Triathlons, Ironman 70.3 Triathlons, Sprint Triathlons, Ultra Marathons, Marathons, Half Marathons and local 10k and 5k races. These taking place all over the United States. My favorite running event is the marathon. It’s a great experience! There are people everywhere; runners and fellow competitors swarming all over the place. One really feels a sense of unity and solidarity as we all run and cheer together as one. In the life of an endurance athlete, it is a huge milestone. It’s a race we will never forget. No two marathons are ever alike. Each has story of its own. The sense of pride that overcomes you as you cross that finish line is indescribable, truly making it an extremely rewarding endeavor.
Marathon PR: 3:32

John S. - 5:00 pacer

John returned to Colorado in 2009 and joined Runner's Edge of the Rockies to meet new people and to gain the benefits of training with a group. He has run 16 full marathons, numerous half marathons, and has paced past half marathon races. John is currently a pace group leader for the 3:50 marathon training group with Runner's Edge of the Rockies. John is looking forward to working with you to reach or beat your goal. Remember to relax and have fun out there!
Marathon PR: 4:04

5:15 SmartPace Teams

Kaleb M. - 5:15 pacer

Kaleb has been running since 2015. He has completed countless half marathons, a full marathon and a handful of 50k trail races. He loves being active and involved when he runs. He is a talker and eater when he runs and enjoys encouraging anyone he passes or passes him during a run, whether he is pacing or not. Kaleb wants nothing more to help everyone complete their goals and have a good time doing it!
Marathon PR: 4:44

Kristin M. - 5:15 pacer

Kristin has been running for about 7 years, a mix of road and trail. She generally high fives roughly 83% of the kids on the course, and her favorite running fuel is frozen pizza.
Marathon PR: 4:00

5:30 SmartPace Teams

Tom D. - 5:30 pacer

Tom has been running since Spring of 1978, running marathons March 9th, 1986, and pacing 2004. He has paced 15 marathons. His love outside of running is reading, which he does as often as he can. Being a son of a chef, he enjoys cooking. He became a vegetarian in 1977 and a vegan in 1994. He watches his sugar and salt intake carefully. Being a runner it is very challenging, since at times he needs to alter and take in more. The love of his life are his 4 kids, his cats. Yes, they are spoiled, but very loving. Without them life would be very lonely. 50M PR: 9:02. 24 Hour Run PR: 107 Miles.
Marathon PR: 3:29:06

Paula W. - 5:30 pacer

Paula was a thrower in high school and college and hated running. In 2010, she picked up running during a biggest loser competition at work. Ever since running has been her passion. She loves all things running related, and endurance sports. From 50 mile ultra marathons, to Tough Mudders to triathlons. She loves to compete, but also loves to run for fun. She enjoys pushing herself as well as pushing others to do their best and to have fun. There is no better feeling than crossing the finish line and crushing your goals. Let s do this, together we can!
Marathon PR: 5:08

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