I work with Bernie 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 over 30 years now, starting off with 5K and 10K races. When I moved to Grand Rapids, I watched the Fifth Third River Bank Run 25K and decided I wanted to be able to run it too the next year. 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. I am a long-time 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.