2020 BOARD MEMBERS.
Bio: Janet finds running a great way to de-stress, and soak up some fresh air after too many work hours in an office. Most weekends she can be found at some running event, whether local or out of state. Janet runs the Honolulu Marathon annually along with half marathons in Oakland, Alameda, Seattle, San Jose and Indianapolis. Janet joined the ARR Board in 2017.
Bio: Hal is a national legend with his impressive run streak. He started running in high school and college, and then basically did not run again until early 1989. Once he started again, he didn’t stop. He first came in contact with ARR at the Jerome Hill Climb in 2005. Shortly thereafter he became a board member to give back to the running community, after having done very little in the way of volunteering up until then.
Bio: Erin started running in 2008 as a way to change up her workout routine, and hasn’t stopped since. She has run over 100 races, including 9 half marathons and three OCRs. She loves how ARR keeps racing going even during the brutal summer months. Erin has made a lot of great friends through ARR and is looking forward to giving back to the running community. Erin is new to the Board for 2018.
Bio: Norm started running about a year after he moved to Arizona, at the start of 1982. Golf just wasn’t providing enough exercise. He enjoys all aspects of running including his role on the Board of the Arizona Road Racers. He also enjoys leading the running intervals at Shadow Mountain High School each Tuesday evening. Many of his best friends are runners.
Bio: Elisabeth loves to run, and has been an ARR volunteer for years. She runs for causes close to her heart, and has seen many grassroots groups raise money for all kinds of worthy organizations. Elisabeth believes in fitness, and goes above and beyond pitching in at community events.
Bio: Courtney began running in the summer of 2015, in an effort to shed some pounds and get healthy after having her 2nd child. She ran her first 5K that September, and hasn’t stopped. She challenged herself by running the ARR calendar in 2016, and is very happy she did; the events were fun and she met some great people. Her love of running and racing has only grown in the past two years. Courtney joined the ARR board in 2017 and has been a great addition to the team.
Director, Grand Prix
Bio: Mike started running again 12 years ago. His favorite distance is the 5K, but his favorite race is the Gaspin’ in the Aspen 15K Trail Run. Mike moved to Arizona from Seattle in 2010 and found ARR by way of the Grand Prix. He loves the competition and the variety of races it offers, which lead him to take on the role of coordinator for the 2018 season. Mike is also a volunteer for middle school cross country and track.
Director, Social Events
Bio: Katherine started running in 2005 to live a healthier and more active life style. After meeting so many friendly and supportive running fanatics, her love of racing and leisurely running grew and led to her healthy running addiction. Her role as the VP of Special and Social Events allows her to give back to the running community by planning fun, non-competitive running events that everyone can enjoy.
Director, Equipment and Staging
Lake Harriet, Minnesota
Bio: Growing up in Phoenix, Pam was a competitive swimmer and only ran her freshman year in high school. In 2008, while studying for her Masters, she decided to go for a run to try to clear her writer’s block. It worked, and her running obsession was born. Pam enjoys all distances but has come to appreciate the challenge of half marathons and the beauty of running trails.
Bio: Originally from Tempe, Paula moved back from the Bay Area in 2002 and now enjoys running and hiking here in Arizona. Her favorite race is the 5k, but longer runs are growing on her. Paula has improved her race times in the past year by over a minute per mile, and she believes her fastest race hasn’t happened yet. Paula joined the ARR Board in 2017.
Director, Race Timing
Bio: Omar started running in October 1994 as part of a school program called “Students Run Los Angeles,” a program that trains students to run the LA Marathon. He has run the LA marathon every year since. Omar also operates Race Timers which provides the chip timing for all ARR formal races.