2:00 - Heather Market-Sullivan
My first race was in 2004; I ran the two-mile Buckshot and I thought the 5-milers were crazy for running that far. Shortly after, I was bit by the running bug and moved onto 5K’s, 5-milers, and the Carson 10. In 2006, I ran my first half marathon and haven't looked back. I have completed 12 half marathons and four full marathons. My most exciting accomplishment was qualifying and completing the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016.
In the past few years, I have enjoyed running with new runners and distracting them until we cross the finish line together. In 2016 I ran the EC half marathon with a friend who was running her first half. Around mile 11, I was having so much fun that I threw out the idea to challenge myself to be a pacer, this is my second year pacing the 2:00 group. After teaching kindergarten for 13 years, I am now a stay-at-home mom to Finley (9 years) and Hadley (6 years). In my free time, I like to volunteer in our community, spend time with family and friends, and get my runs in before everyone else wakes up. I'm excited to meet new running friends at the ECM - it's easily my favorite running event!