half marathon: 1:27
Katie grew up in South Jersey as a swimmer and soccer player before taking up running in seventh grade. Inspired by her mother, who has run several marathons, Katie inevitably developed a love for longer distances. Katie continued to run throughout high school and in a running club while at Rutgers University. Upon graduating from Rutgers and moving to DC to begin teaching Spanish in Prince George’s County, Katie made it her goal to run the Chicago marathon. While she was certain after Chicago, and again after the Marine Corps Marathon, that she would never want to register for another marathon again, she elected to sign up for the 2013 Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach since her twin sister was registered for the half marathon. Since having a blast running this race, she has decided that she may more willingly sign up for a few more marathons.
This fall, Katie is excited to return to her home city to run the Philly Marathon and hopefully participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon. Her long-term goals consist of running a sub-3 hour marathon, traveling throughout Central and South America, and purchasing a puppy (a Rhodesian Ridgeback). Katie is excited to be the Membership Coordinator for the NOVA Running Club.