Ambassadors

Eugene Marathon Ambassadors

Ambassador Training Tips and Stories!

Ashley Anderson

My running journey began in TrackTown, USA on the very same streets of the Eugene Marathon course. My half marathon PR happened at this race last year and I’m ready to crush it this year. While living in Eugene and studying at the University...
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Becca Marx

I grew up in Southwest Portland and attended Beaverton High School, where I absolutely did not run. I traded in my beaver tail for webbed feet in 2008 by becoming an Oregon Duck. It was here, in Tracktown, USA that I fell in love...
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Bill Hood

A span of forty-eight hours in March of 2010 took me from a non-runner buying my first pair of running shoes to signing up for a half marathon as a charity runner for the American Cancer Society, inspired by my late sister-in-law’s battle with...
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Ellen Moeller

I hail from Boulder, Colorado, a running mecca! I started running when I was 20ish years old as a way to get fit. I am an opera singer and music teacher and have three children, 14, 13 and 11. Over the past three years,...
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Jeffrey Proulx

I am a research health psychologist and mindfulness instructor at Oregon Health & Science University and my research focuses on stress reduction and healthy aging. I am approaching 50 and have been a runner for most of my life and I find that running...
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Jon Wallis

I am a 25 year old male living on Capitol Hill in Seattle. I currently wait tables at an upscale Mexican restaurant and admin work at a doctor’s office. I value my health greatly and I am grateful long distance running has helped. I...
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Jonathan Sisley

I’m a 3rd year Kinesiology major Pre-Med option at Oregon State University. When I’m not running or studying, I can usually be found playing a board game with friends. Transitioning from high school to college also introduced me to distance running beyond that of...
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Karen Poole

I am a runner; RRCA certified running coach, personal trainer and fitness writer for the 8fit app. I discovered long distance running after graduating college and needing something to fill my time post-collegiate basketball. My world revolves around fitness and spandex is my wardrobe!...
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Lucy Lee

I have been running for about 15 years, starting in law school as a way to relieve stress and love the marathon distance. I have run 8 marathons and qualified for Boston twice. I have also placed in several local races, both overall female...
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Nathan Olsen

I love to run, more specifically, I love to run with others. It keeps me motivated! So motivated, in the past 4 years I have trained for and finished 14 full marathons, 4 ultras and a handful of other distances. Running is a year...
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Tanja Cvekic

I traded cigarettes for running shoes in December 2009. Never having envisioned myself as a runner, I couldn’t imagine running a 10KM, let alone a marathon or an ultra. Now running is such a central part of my life that I almost can’t believe...
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Tiffany James

I’m just a carb loving runner with an appetite for miles and pizza. I try to focus on the humor of life, running, eating carbs, and fitness. I hope to motivate and inspire others to be active and live a healthy lifestyle through running.
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Travis Frank

I am originally from San Diego, CA where I grew up playing basketball & soccer. In 2012 I decided to give running a try and since then I have competed in 12 full marathons, 6 half marathons and numerous 10k & 5k races. It...
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Wilfredo Benitez

Runner. Vegan. Forever learner. Food is medicine. Family. Community. Those are just some words that allude to who I am, what I care about, and what I hope to be. My family is everything to me and it pains me to acknowledge the poor...
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Check back in summer 2017 to learn how to apply to be a 2018 Eugene Marathon Ambassador!

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