The goal of our Invited Runners Program is to promote and support hard-working, talented, dedicated runners, who may be holding down full-time jobs, but who are also dedicated to spirited competition and pursuing the highest level of achievement in their sport.
We strive to bring together groups of men and women who are evenly matched in their running credentials, in order to provide close and entertaining competition and to push our Invited Runners to their highest level of performance. We do not actively seek to find international athletes, but concentrate our efforts on identifying and promoting up-and-coming American runners.
Current Residence: Burlington, VT Originally from: St. Charles, IL College: The University of Vermont Occupation: Kindergarten Teacher, Essex Elementary School Club Affiliation: Green Mountain Athletic Association
Marathon Personal Record: 2:53 VCM, 2012 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:20:55 New Bedford, 2013 Achievements: VCM First Vermonter in 2010 (2:57), VCM 3rd Place Finish in 2012 (2:53)
Current Residence: Hampstead, NH Originally from: Hampstead, NH (I love my town!) College: Merrimack College Occupation: High School Chemistry Teacher, Cross Country and Track Coach Club Affiliation: Proud member of the Whirlaway Racing Team
Marathon Personal Record: 3:20:42 VCM (2008), haven't run a marathon since having my second child and expect to smash this!!! Fingers crossed! Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:25:01, New Bedford Half (2013) Achievements: College XC: NE-10 conference champions 1997,1998,1999; recent PRs in 10K 37:32 (2013), 5mi 30:24 (2013), 5K 18:20 (2012); Coaching: NH Large School XC State Champions (2006), Eagle Tribune Coach of the Year (2006, 2012)
Current Residence: Burlington, VT Originally from: Montpelier, VT College: Cornell University BA, University of Wisconsin- Madison MA Occupation: Research Editor, EatingWell magazine; Freelance Editor Club Affiliation: Green Mountain Athletic Association
Marathon Personal Record: 3:06:29, Boston Marathon 2011 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:25:51, New Bedford Half Marathon, 2011 Achievements: 2012 KBVCM 2nd Female Master, two time female winner of Green Mtn Marathon ('06,'08) 5K PR (18:57) at age 44
Current Residence: Reno, Nevada Originally from: Huntington, Vermont College: University of Nevada Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Marathon Personal Record: 2:32:32 California International Marathon, 2012 Achievements: 2:35:38 San Francisco Marathon, 2012
Current Residence: Andover, MA Originally from: Tewksbury, MA College: University of Florida, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Occupation: Engineer Club Affiliation: Boston Athletic Association
Marathon Personal Record: 2:42:02, US Olympic Marathon Trials, 2008 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:17:55, New Bedford Half Marathon, 2008 Achievements: 2nd place finisher in 2012 VCM; 3rd place finisher in 2011 VCM
Current Residence: Essex, CT Originally from: Essex, CT College: Dartmouth Occupation: Post-bac pre-med, coach, artist Club Affiliation: EKG
Marathon Personal Record: 2:17:49 VA Beach Shamrock 2013 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:06:46, 2nd half of Snickers Albany (GA) Marathon, 2013
Current Residence: Falmouth, ME Originally from: Old Town, ME College: Wellesley College Occupation: I'm currently a graduate student at the Unviersity of Southern Maine studying occupational therapy Club Affiliation: Dirigo R.C in Maine
Marathon Personal Record: 2:57:08 (Boston 2013) Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:25:25 (New Bedford 2013) Achievements: I was the women's winner at the 2012 Maine Marathon and 2012 YuKanRun half marathon (in Gloucester)
Current Residence: St. Paul, MN Originally from: Ames, IA College: Iowa State University Occupation: ACT/SAT tutor Club Affiliation: Run n Fun (local St. Paul team) Sponsors: Nike
Marathon Personal Record: 2:45:58 (St. George Marathon, 2007) Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:19:52 (New Prague Half Marathon, 2007) Achievements: 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier; two time 3rd place finisher at National Snowshoe Championships
Current Residence: Walpole, NH Originally from: Acworth, NH College: University of Rhode Island (2007- masters in elementary education, 2005 BA in physical education and health. Went on a full athletic scholarship. URI athlete of the year 2005. Hold the 5km and 3km indoor records and 5km and 10km outdoor records) Occupation: Taking the year off to run, taught 5th grade for past 5 years, will be teaching physical education and health this fall all for Fall Mountain School District Sponsors: Brooks and Native Sunglasses
Marathon Personal Record: 2:35:02 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:11:35 Achievements: 15th at 2012 USA Olympic trials for the marathon ran 2:35:45, been on two USA half marathon world teams 2009, 2010, Birmingham England and Nanning, China. I love the Vermont City Marathon!
Current Residence: Bedford, NH Originally from: Syracuse, NY College: Cortland State University Occupation: Ultrasound Technologist Club Affiliation: CMS Sponsors: Prince Spaghetti (kidding)
Marathon Personal Record: 2:24 California International Marathon, 1998/ Masters PR 2:33 Bay State Marathon 2010 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:10 Vermont Covered Bridges Half Marathon, May 1996/Master PR 1:14 New Bedford HM 2013 Achievements: Member Snowbird Freestyle Ski Team
Current Residence: Austin, TX Originally from: Mifflinburg, PA College: La Salle University, PA Occupation: Physician Assistant Club Affiliation: Rogue Running
Marathon Personal Record: 2:55 Philadelphia, 2012 Achievements: Division 1 field hockey player in college
Current Residence: Burlington, VT Originally from: Boston, MA College: UVM (BS) / St.Micheal's (MS) Occupation: Business Manager/ Army Officer Club Affiliation: GMAA
Marathon Personal Record: 2:39, Bay State Marathon, 2010 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:13, New Bedford Half Marathon, 2012 Achievements: I started running at 41 yrs old so I'm still trying to do something noteworthy.
Current Residence: Salem, MA Originally from: Santa Rosa, CA College: Brown University 2006 Occupation: Territory Manager (Karhu shoes, Craft apparel, Balega socks) Sponsors: Karhu, Craft
Marathon Personal Record: 2:25, Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon, 2010 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:09, Joplin, MO, 2009
Current Residence: Saxtons River, VT Originally from: Westmoreland, NH College: THE Keene State College Occupation: Manipulator of Minds (science teacher) Club Affiliation: The Empire: Boston Athletic Association Sponsors: BAA, La Sportiva, JulboUSA, LuLuLemon
Marathon Personal Record: 2:30:51 at VCM 2012 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:10:12 at BAA Half, 2008 Achievements: Competed at the Long Distance World Mtn Marathon Championships in Junggrau, Switzerland as part of TeamUSA. As a team we finished with a silver medal!
Current Residence: Wilmot, NH Originally from: Lake Geneva, WI College: St. Olaf College Occupation: Professor of Natural Sciences at Colby-Sawyer College
Marathon Personal Record: 2:29:08 Boston Marathon, 2010 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:08:59 Bryce Canyon Half Marathon 2009 Achievements: 2nd Place 2012 Wasatch Steeple Chase 2:21:14 (15 miles 9000 feet of elevation change) 1st Place Wasatch Back Relay (ultra team) Wasatch Running Team (6 people 22:24:34.2-197 miles)
Current Residence: Harrisburg, PA Originally from: Harrisburg, PA College: Lafayette College Occupation: Civil Engineer
Marathon Personal Record: 2:31:45, Philadelphia Marathon, 2012 (3rd place 20-24 age group) Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:08:56, Runner's World Half Marathon, 2012 (1st place) Achievements: Graduated from Lafayette College holding an All-Time Top 10 spot in my three primary events on the track (3k, 8:32, 10th all time, 5k, 14:47, 6th all-time, 10k, 30:48, 3rd all-time)
Justin A. Renz
Current Residence: Milton, MA College: College of Holy Cross, Worcester, A, 12 Varsity Letters, 1500m PR of 4:07:33 Occupation: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Zalicus Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company in Cambridge, MA.
Marathon Personal Record: Chicago 2:39:36 (2012) Half Marathon Personal Record: New Bedford 1:15:54 (2010) Achievements: Saint Bernard High School, Uncasville, CT, 1989, Member of 9 state class championships teams XC, Indoor and Outdoor Track Sophomore-Senior Year, 4 x 800m relay State Open Champions 1989 College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 1993, 12 Varsity Letters, 1500m PR of 4:07.33
Current Residence: New York, NY Originally from: Lisle, Illinois College: Elmhurst College Occupation: Mommy! Sponsors: Vega Plant-based Nutrition
Marathon Personal Record: 2:52:30 Cape Cod Marathon 2012 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:21:02 NYCRUNS half marathon February 2013 Achievements: Raced professionally in long course triathlon from 2008-2011
Current Residence: Columbia, MD Originally from: Columbia, MD College: Villanova University Occupation: Student/Accountant Sponsors: Bullseye Running
Marathon Personal Record: 2:22:29 at 2012 Frankfurt Marathon Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:07:08 at 2012 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Achievements: World Record Holder 100 beer, 100 miles challenge
Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA Originally from: Philadelphia, PA College: Lafayette College Occupation: Financial Coordinator at University of Pennsylvania
Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:21:35 at Atlantic City in October 2012 Achievements: ECAC qualifier in 10K in college, 3rd place overall woman in 2012 Atlantic City Half Marathon looking to make my marathon debut this spring!
Current Residence: Newburgh, NY Originally from: Branford, CT College: Marist College Occupation: High School Teacher
Marathon Personal Record: 2:55:58 Philadelphia Marathon 2012 (debut marathon) Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:23:01 Philadelphia Half Marathon 2011 Achievements: Mount Washington Road Race 2005, 1st American Woman, 3rd place Woman overall
Current Residence: Columbia, MD Originally from: Eldersburg, MD College: University of Maryland, College Park Occupation: Fire Protection Engineer Club Affiliation: Howard County Striders Sponsors: Howard County Striders Racing Team
Marathon Personal Record: 2:33:23 (2011 Boston Marathon) Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:10:17 (2012 Rock 'N Roll Philadelphia) Achievements: 2011 Howard County Striders Most Valuable Runner
Current Residence: Burlington, CT Originally from: West Hartford, CT College: Ithaca College, B.S Degree, CCSU Master's Degree and Teaching Certification Occupation: Math and Reading tutor and Substitute Teacher Club Affiliation: Hi-Tech, CT
Marathon Personal Record: 2:35:17 Boston Marathon 1998 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:15:10 New Bedford Half Marathon, MA Achievements: Qualified for 5 Olympic Marathon Trials, Ran in 2 World Championships for the USA Marathon Team Team and one World Cup Marathon Championship, best place 7th overall women in the world in Japan.
Current Residence: West Greenwich, RI Originally from: Warwick, RI College: University of Rhode Island Occupation: Health Teacher, Pilgrim High School
Marathon Personal Record: 2:17:17, Olympic Marathon Trials 2007 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:06:11, Philly Distance Run, 2007 Achievements: Four time winner-Vermont City Marathon 2006-2008, 2011;
2011 NE Half Marathon Champion (New Bedford, 1/2 Marathon), 2 time top 35
finisher-Boston Marathon (2003-marathon debut, 35th, 2005-22nd)
Current Residence: Wilmot, NH Originally from: Salt Lake City, UT College: St. Olaf College Occupation: Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology, Dartmouth College
Marathon Personal Record: 2:54:19. St. George Marathon, 2008 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:20:02, Top of Utah Half-Marathon, 2008
Originally from: McMurray, PA College: Allegheny College Occupation: Cross Country Coach-La Roche College Club Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pharaoh Hounds
Marathon Personal Record: 2:48:18, Indianapolis IN, 2013 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:19:39 Columbus Half Marathon, 2011
Current Residence: Highland Park, New Jersey Originally from: Fanwood, New Jersey College: Ramapo College of New Jersey Occupation: United States District Court Criminal Clerk Club Affiliation: Raritan Valley Road Runners Sponsors: Altra Zero Drop Footwear, CW-X Conditioning Wear, GU Energy Labs
Marathon Personal Record: 2:26:45, Philadelphia Marathon, 2011 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:08:44 Naples Daily News Half Marathon 2012 Achievements: Course Record Holder for the Vermont 50 (6:17:33);
Western States 100 Sub-23hr Finisher (22:28:57)
Current Residence: Arlington, VA Originally from: Oakton, VA (suburb of Washington, DC) College: Michigan State University Occupation: International Ship Broker-Runner Club Affiliation: MarathonGuide.com (USATF) Sponsors: The North Face, MarathonGuide.com, PowerBar, Petzl, Sweetgreen, Julbo-USA, Injinji, Suunto, Succeed.
Marathon Personal Record: 2:17:49-Grandma's Marathon-Duluth, MN Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:06:30 Philadelphia distance run-2003 Achievements: 3 x Olympic Men's Marathon Trials Qualifier, 100K IAU World Championships Silver Medalist-2011, 3rd at Badwater Ultra Marathon (135 Miles)-2011, 3rd at Marathon des Sables-2010
Sarah MacKay Robinson
Current Residence: Seattle, Washington Originally from: Whitinsville Massachusetts College: Colorado State University, 2005 Occupation: Marketing Director at Oiselle Club Affiliation: Oiselle Sponsors: Oiselle
Marathon Personal Record: 3:25 at the 2009 Chicago Marathon (oy, I hope I don't have to list that as a PR much longer :) Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:19:11, Eugene Half Marathon, April 2012 Achievements: After taking years off, I've been focusing on the half marathon for a couple of years, had some top three finishes and continue to lower my PR. I'm eager to tackle the 26.2 for real this spring!
Current Residence: Winooski, Vermont Originally from: East Montpelier, Vermont College: SUNY-Albany, University of North Carolina Occupation: Finance and Research Administrator at the University of Vermont Club Affiliation: Olde Bones Track Club (http://oldebones.tumblr.com/)
Marathon Personal Record: 3:05:35, Vermont City Marathon May 2012 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:21:46, Philadelphia Half Marathon November 2012
Current Residence: Waterbury, VT Originally from: Concord, New Hampshire College: University of New Hampshire Occupation: Elementary Teacher grades 3 and 4 Club Affiliation: Green Mountain Athletic Association
Marathon Personal Record: 2:44 VCM 2012 Half Marathon Personal Record: 1:14 White Mountain Half 1994 Achievements: Olympic Trial for Cycling in 1988 & 1992