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  • 2017

Faces of Pacers: Bri Taylor

Faces of Pacers: Bri Taylor

I have never run a race before, I enjoy running, but have never been one for big events. I used to be the weirdest person in living in Pennsylvania, it was just me out there running alone along the road. It is so common to see runners around here and it is fabulous. Runners are outliers in the scope of humanity. We are in a generation where people are more likely to be attached to a device rather than out for a run. Runners want an accomplishment, they want to feel better, and to me it’s beyond the standard scope, it is something different .

For everything I have ever studied in my lifetime, from anthropology, to arts and sciences, to psychology, my role at Pacers Running is a little more wide scope. It is a mix of skills and knowledge you can’t really learn in a school setting. My friends told me I would be a good personal trainer, or should work with people. Working for Pacers is a natural fit. I love working with different people and I am never stuck doing just one thing. I work on our events on the weekends making sure we have the equipment we need, acting as a human traffic cone (when needed), and measuring race courses- there are so many things to do. On the retail side I do number crunching, looking at invoices, at the books, and bills. This is the first company where I feel like I could stay for the long term.

Acting as a human traffic cone at the Crystal City 5K Fridays

The main goal of my role at Pacers Running is to make things happen on the back end and prep things in advance. My job is to make everyone’s job easier; I aim to avoid any scrambling on race morning. I work to feel prepared to make sure every single runners race experience is just as great as the next person’s race experience. If you get from point A to point B my job is done.

It is on my “bucket list” to run a distance event but it will not take precedence over helping others reach their goals. The level of energy of excitement I feel being out on course with everyone racing is refreshing, it recharges me. When I start my day at 3am, outside slinging cones to line the course, being around those runners and their energy makes the time and effort I put in worthwhile.


At the turnaround of a chilly Four Courts Four Miler course


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