|Curt Peterson, Store Manager
Hometown: Clinton, MD
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Curt is an Ice Hockey Official (yes, he breaks up the fights and everything) who runs for fitness. His first race was the famous Bloomsday race in Spokane, which he ran as a child with his dad. His current goal is to "conquer the racing world one 5K at a time."
Favorite....quote: "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision." - Muhammad Ali
Hometown: Utica, NY
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Pat started running in 8th grade, had speed in other sports until he discovered the 800m which became his focus throughout High School and College. Originally from NY, Pat graduated from Springfield College in Massachusetts where he competed in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track. With All American and All Time List honors Pat continues to stay fit and take part in the local road racing scene.
Favorite...Race: Utica Boilermaker 15k
Hometown: Saint Cloud, FL
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Shannon began running and completed her first 10k in her early twenties. A few years ago after moving to Northern VA she caught the running bug. With the help of =PR= she took her running to a new level by signing up and training for her first half marathon. Since then she has completed several races of various distances ranging from 1 mile to 26.2 miles. Running has become a major part of her life and has given her some of the best memories and friends a girl could ask for.
Favorite....Race: Disney’s Princess Half Marathon
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Since David can remember, he has always been very active, outgoing, and had burning passion for playing guitar and writing music. David moved to VA when he was 10 and, since then, he's been very interested in running and being fit. He was a 4 year varsity wrestler and ran Track and Field as a sprinter for Heritage High School. He's excited to see where running will take him and what doors it will open up later in life!
Favorite....Quote: "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained." -Geoffrey Chaucer
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Kate began running at age 12 and continued to run year round through high school and two years of college. She currently enjoys running to keep in shape and keep life in perspective.
Favorite....Place to Run: Prince William Forest Park
Hometown: Yorktown, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Hannah swam year-round and had no interest in running until about five years ago. Hannah was not all that fond of running as a child, but grew to love it as a young adult! Running allows her to keep a healthy body as well as a healthy mind. Hannah thinks running is a great way to give her brain a break from grad school!
Favorite....Race: Monument 10K in Richmond, VA. "The race is a lot of fun and it is also very well organized. It feels like a community run composed of friends as opposed to running with complete strangers!"
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Bio coming soon!
Hometown: Oakton, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: I started running at the age of forty in an attempt to get back in shape after spending my thirties having babies and raising toddlers. In 2007, a friend urged me to run a local 5k and I was hooked from that day on. I have since run several marathons, including Boston, and numerous races of shorter distances. The thing I love most about a race (besides the finish line!) is the feeling of camaraderie amongst the runners, even if they're all total strangers to you. Fellow runners are always so encouraging and supportive of each other. I coach Girls on the Run and the KLF Striders kids' running programs. I never played sports or was athletic in my youth, so I feel if I can become a runner, anyone can!
Favorite....Race: Freeze Your Gizzard 5K - my first race. I have a love/hate relationship with this race. It's local and fun, but has a hilly, challenging cross country course that will kick your butt!
Hometown: Leesburg, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Cole began running for Hockey training. My current goal is to run a 10 mile run. If you don't find him running you'll see him managing the Girls soccer team. I enjoy running for the fitness currently.
Favorite....Place to Run: Old Rag, Shennadoah Virginia
Hometown: Reston, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Fred didn't start running until he was in his forties. He ran his first marathon at 54. He has since run eight marathons, twelve half marathons and over 20 ten milers. He is a member of the Marine Corps Marathon Runners Club and is an Army Ten Miler qualified early registrant. Fred hopes to be an example to older runners that the sport is not "just for kids." He jokes that he likes being an older runner because "there are fewer competitors to beat in order to place."
Favorite....Race: The Guardsmen P10 - a ten mile race across the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco and back. "You have to battle the strong wind going one way, but it's a real friend going the other way. And it's sightseeing like you never imagined!"
Hometown: Sterling, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Shannon began running in her late 20’s so she could complete the Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure in honor of a close family friend. In 2008, during a Ladies Night at the Reston Store, Shannon signed up for 201 and kicked her running up to the next level. Since then Shannon has completed every race distance from the 5k to the marathon with the half marathon being her favorite distance.
Favorite....Race: Disney’s Princess Half Marathon
|Peter St. George.
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Pete ran track in high school to train for the soccer season. Now that he is done with soccer in high school, he is excited to start running for fun and fitness. His current goal is to run in some 10k races.
Favorite....Place to Run: The Billy Goat Trail
Hometown: Lovettsville, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Susanne didn't start running until about 5 years ago when she decided to quit smoking and start living a healthier lifestyle for herself and her kids. She thought running would be the perfect activity to prevent her from falling back into bad habits and she was right. She absolutely hated running until she realized that she loved it. Once she ran in her first race and soaked in the atmosphere, the like-minded people and the awesome feeling of accomplishment that came from crossing the finish line, she was completely hooked. It has helped transform her life in so many different ways and is something that she is always happy to share with anyone that will listen or that wants to run along side her!
Favorite....Race: The Army Ten Miler..."Awesome race, awesome people, awesome atmosphere. I love everything about it!"