The 2019 Lost Dutchman Half Marathon will include pacers for the first time. Pacers add enjoyment and self motivation for our runners!
Lance Risi - 1:30
Lance Risi Half Marathon Pacer 1.30
Lance got into running after the events of 9/11 and weighing 220 pounds. He worked on the 47th floor of a building not too far from the WTC and witnessed a lot that day. Running was and is the outlet he needed to cope with the anxiety that followed. 60+ plus pounds later, Lance continues to run and bike. Lance just finished the REIMS France half marathon and has run over 35+ ½ marathons (both trail and road) since September 11, 2001.
Ezra Williams - 1:45
Ezra Williams Half Marathon Pacer 1.45
Ezra ran his first marathon in 2004 and has since completed over 10 marathons, 20+ half marathons and numerous other races. He's an active member of the Arizona running community. He enjoys the simplicity and portability of running, and has enjoyed running in cities across the country and world.
Megan Bailey - 2:00
Megan Bailey Half Marathon Pacer 2.00
Megan is a wife, mother, & long time runner. Megan has competed 7 marathons (PR 3:42) and over 20 half marathons (PR 1:40). Pacing has given her new opportunities to connect with runners achieving their own personal best.
Farah Stewart - 2:15
Farah Stewart Half Marathon Pacer 2.15
Farah started running in 2007 and enjoys running a variety of distances from half marathons to 50 milers. She has paced several half marathons and full marathons in valley over the last 7 years.
Jean Watson - 2:30
Jean Watson Half Marathon Pacer 2.30
I has been a runner for her whole adult life. she has run the Boston Marathon 8 times and numerous other marathons. She enjoys pacing major marathons and half marathons and bringing runners through the finish line. Seeing the joy and sense of accomplishment in runners brings her pure happiness. She has a passion for living a healthy lifestyle and cooking awesome food.
Jim Troche - 2:45
Jim has been road racing for over twenty years. He has completed over fifty half marathons, three marathons, innumerable five kilometer races as well as a number of thirty, twenty, fifteen and ten kilometer events, sprint triathlons and duathlons and the occasional odd event (Bay to Breakers anyone?). He grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, and now lives in Arizona. He has participated in events as far east as Windsor, England and as far west as Hong Kong, but stays mainly in the Southwest. He sees race pacing as pay forward for all the advice he has received over the years.