Victoria’s Story

Hi Pacific Northwest Marathon! My name is Victoria and all three of my siblings are diabetic. In 2010 I was in New Orleans building houses with the youth group I lead. My older brother, Andrew, called me in the middle of our trip and informed me he had just been...

Eliza’s Story

My first true fascination with running happened a long time ago at the young age of 11. I remember running the mile dash in my 6th grade class, leading the pack, and feeling invincible as I came to the finish line. Cheers from my peers helped develop a sense of...

Jenni’s Story

My big love for running began when I was going to school in Hawaii. I took a general fitness education class that required us do some kind of moderately intense physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week. The “easiest” activity for me was...

Crystal’s Story: Running for My Life

Hi!  My name is Crystal Weiss. One morning two months ago I got up and said “I am going to run.  I am going to run 5 miles.” I got up and I ran 5 miles.  The next day I did it again because I knew that if I wanted to change my life I needed to change the way I was...

Lizzy’s Story: Get Up and Go

My mother made me participate in some kind of sport every school year. At first, I wasn’t too happy about this. I had chosen Track and Field during Middle School, and it was exhausting running the long distance events. Once I became a freshman in High School, I...