I work with Bernie and Tammy Zost as co-chair of Packet Pick-Up for the Grand Rapids Marathon. I have worked packet pickup since the first year and enjoy meeting and talking to all the runners. I have been running for 30 years now. I started off running 5K and 10K races. But, I moved on to the longer distance races when I moved to Grand Rapids and decided to run the River Bank Run 25K. Since then I have completed over 38 marathons and ultras in 24 states. I finally got a chance to run the Grand Rapids Marathon in 2011. This year I hope to at least run the Half Marathon and check out the new course. I am a member of the Grand Rapids Running Club. In addition to running club races, I am race director for the Johnson Park Cross Country run. Look me up when you pick up your packet. I look forward to seeing you all in October.