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Faces of Pacers: Robin Bourdeau, Leader Pentagon City Fun Run Group

Faces of Pacers: Robin Bourdeau, Leader Pentagon City Fun Run Group

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On January 1, 2007 I decided it was over, things needed to change for me. I was a workaholic, a mother, and lived with a lot of stress. Those factors contributed to my weight gain and at one point I weighed 270 pounds. I was watching the “Biggest Loser” on television and thought to myself, […]

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Faces of Pacers: Allison Donaghy, Assistant Manager at Pacers Alexandria

Faces of Pacers: Allison Donaghy, Assistant Manager at Pacers Alexandria

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On November 2, I will run 57 miles from Penn State to Bucknell University to raise money to support lyme disease research and awareness, by raising money for the Global Lyme Alliance. At Bucknell the Men’s Cross Country Team has a tradition to run from one campus to the other so I am carrying on […]

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Faces of Pacers: Paul Williams, President of Historic Congressional Cemetery

Faces of Pacers: Paul Williams, President of Historic Congressional Cemetery

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Congressional Cemetery happens to be an active historic cemetery and when I initially visited I thought it looked fascinating, it’s a huge site right next to the Capitol. My background is in nonprofit preservation and five years ago the opportunity came up to work at Congressional Cemetery and run it’s day to day operations as […]

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Faces of Pacers: Blake Rushin, DC Front Runners Membership Coordinator

Faces of Pacers: Blake Rushin, DC Front Runners Membership Coordinator

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In high school I started running and have run ever since. Initially, I used running to stay in shape for other sports and did not compete in a race until I was in my 30s. Competition offers a challenge, helps me set goals, and keeps me motivated. Since I started competing, I’ve raced distances from […]

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Faces of Pacers: Jason Levine, Race Director Capitol Hill Classic

Faces of Pacers: Jason Levine, Race Director Capitol Hill Classic

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My daughter is a 3rd grader and my son is in pre-k/4 at the Capitol Hill Cluster School and this is my 5th year as race director of the Capitol Hill Classic. Capitol Hill Classic serves as a fundraiser for my kids’ school so basically I don’t need to be on the PTA. I love […]

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Faces of Pacers: Chris Cosgriff, Race Director of the National Police Week 5k

Faces of Pacers: Chris Cosgriff, Race Director of the National Police Week 5k

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I am a police officer in Fairfax County and the founder of the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODPM). I wanted to get involved and provide a service for police offers who where killed in the line of duty. We are a technology-based organization and do historic research about fallen officers so they are not forgotten. […]

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Faces of Pacers: Captain Amanda Reeves, Arlington County Fire Department

Faces of Pacers: Captain Amanda Reeves, Arlington County Fire Department

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Growing up, becoming a firefighter was not my plan. I wanted to be a race car driver. When I was 20 years old my car collided with a semi-truck. After the accident I felt safe and calm with the EMTs and thought “someday, I want to do this job”. Once I became an EMT, I […]

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Faces of Pacers: Joe Reed, Race Director of the Farlington 5k

Faces of Pacers: Joe Reed, Race Director of the Farlington 5k

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In college I played basketball; now I coach at Yorktown High School. Chris Farley was one of my assistant coaches, he came with a strong recommendation but no knowledge about basketball… he’s a runner. I wondered why I needed an assistant who knows nothing about basketball but then I met him. His energy got him […]

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Faces of Pacers: Rob Krupicka, Owner of Sugar Shack

Faces of Pacers: Rob Krupicka, Owner of Sugar Shack

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The GW Parkway Classic was my longest run of the year in 2011 and I was in terrible shape, but for some reason I used it to kick off my training for an ultramarathon. I was starting from scratch; I had recently lost a political race and was looking for something else to focus on. […]

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Faces of Pacers: Justin Wilson, Vice Mayor City of Alexandria

Faces of Pacers: Justin Wilson, Vice Mayor City of Alexandria

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When I was high school I was fairly certain the cute girls ran on the cross country team. When I attended the team interest meeting and learned we would run 2-3 miles a day I was scared away. One of my biggest regrets is that I did not start running back then. After college I […]

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