Ambassadors

Eugene Marathon Ambassadors

Amber Alexander

I am a 30-something wild joy seeker who finds sanity on long runs and in the woods. I am in love with spending time with my family, and helping people find joy and freedom in living a healthy lifestyle.
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Ben Calabretta

I love getting others involved in running because it has had such a profound impact on my life. Being involved with a local running group, the Palouse Road Runners, gives me the opportunity to inspire others and help them realize their goals. Specifically, I...
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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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Brittney Hunter

I’m a pediatric nurse that enjoys overall health and fitness. I run because I can, literally. I’ve had health issues in the past that have given me perspective and gratitude for each and every time I run. Running is a gift that I love...
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Erica Manzo

My name is Erica Manzo I am an elementary school teacher with a passion for teaching children and promoting higher education for all. I also have discovered heathy living later in life where myself and two others opened a small fitness studio to empower...
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Keith Pulford

I’m a 45 year old gay runner. I run for the joy and freedom it brings to my life. My goal is to always encourage others to be a better version of themselves every day.
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Kelley Wilde

I am a runner, coach and BRF (best running friend). I enjoy connecting with people, encouraging individuals to reach their goals and sharing the highs and lows along the road. I have been running and training for race events for the past 10 years....
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Kristi Clack

I started running in 2011 after my daughter was born, and never stopped. 6 marathons and 50k. I have 4 kids, an awesome husband and work as a Correctional Sergeant at the Oregon State Penitentiary.
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Maiah Miller

My name is Maiah and I live for almond milk lattes and running, not necessarily in that order. I enjoy daily running or walking my twin toddlers in a bright green double stroller; I am well known in my neighborhoods and have been told...
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Nate 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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Noel Tavan

I am an avid runner and triathlete. I ran my first marathon back in 2008 and have not stopped running since then. I like to push myself to go faster (3:00:17 marathon PR and 1:23:21 half PR). I also like to go the distance:...
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Patrick Stuart

I’m a husband, father, brother, son and it turns out I’m a runner too! I grew up dreading running, partly as it was a punishment in school for missing a drill – “do 5 laps!”, and would try to get back into it every...
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Ruby Negrete

I’m a endurance athlete who is born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. Running was my first love at the age of 15/16. I decided to run my first marathon that year and I’ve run several marathons, ultra marathons, and triathalons ever...
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Steven Smith

I’ve been at this running thing and poor ensemble choice for about 6 years now. It all started when I needed to find that happy place that people have always talked about. So one day while shopping, I was in the magazine section and...
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Vanessa Wallace

Musical theater performer, wife, and jokester. I started my health and wellness journey at 264.2 pounds and while losing weight, found a love of running along the way. I take extreme pride in setting goals and achieving them, and celebrating my body through every...
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