Marathon Ambassadors, 2020

  • Yoga for Runners By Carrie DuShey, 2019 Santa Clarita Marathon Ambassador Yoga is a fantastic complimentary activity for runners, offering benefits for both the body and mind. Yoga practice helps runners develop muscular strength, flexibility, and balance, which helps reduce the risk of injury as well as improving mental focus and breathing efficiency for running. Running is also a great compliment for yoga enthusiasts because it can help increase cardiovascular fitness. Yoga strengthens the key muscles used in running including the core, quads, hamstrings and hip ...
  • Meet me at the Finish Line Meet me at the Finish LineBy Heather Stewart 2019 Santa Clarita Marathon Ambassador I love a finish line. I believe that the most inspirational place you can be is a finish line. Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, once said, “ If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” I believe this to be undeniably true. A few years ago, I did the 5K at the Santa Clarita Marathon. This was back before we did all the races on the same ...
  • After Life Comes Death… by Jeff Solomon Wow! What a compelling and inviting title! Some may feel it’s depressing, but the reality is that it’s true. The key is to make the most of your time while you are living. Living, of course, is everything we do before death. Most of us hate the thought of death and dying. What’s worse is considering the circumstances that lead up to death. Sorry, I know this sounds gloomy, but we can control how we live. As we get ...
  • Challenge Yourself by Dennis Lebman Last year was the first year that SC Marathon weekend included a 10k and split the races into 2 days. 10k and 5k on Saturday and Half and Full Marathon on Sunday. It also created the opportunity for the Double Feature and Trilogy Challenge. You could run both races on Saturday for the Double Feature Medal or also race on Sunday for the Trilogy Challenge Medal, or run one race on Saturday and one on Sunday for the ...
  • Jeff Solomon Jeff Solomon“I’m an older guy who was disabled for most of my life from a motocross racing injury. In 2011 I had my ankle fused which enabled me to walk without pain, and eventually run. My running journey started about five years ago when my wife started hanging out with these “running people.” She nudged me to come…and as I started hanging out with these folks, I found that the running community is welcoming to all. My life has been enriched ...
  • James Mitchell James MitchellI am a simple yet complex guy that loves running in all forms. No matter the environment, weather, trail, or road, most likely I am on the lookout for a good place to run. By day I am the unique combo of Engineer and Pastor and father of 4, and all the space in between you will find me running, training for obstacle course races, biking, or swimming. It is in the midst of getting involved with all of these ...
  • Heather Stewart Heather StewartI live next to and run on the trails in Santa Clarita. I love brunch, improv classes, tacos, craft beer and tacos. (Yeah, I said tacos twice!). I started running in 2011 and have now run over 40 races including the LA Marathon 3 times where I was a spotlight runner in 2013. My goal is to be an old lady runner and my favorite place is a finish line, either running through it or cheering at it.
  • Tianna Marshall Tianna MarshallHappy to be a part of the team again. I started running marathons 15 years ago when I was in 8 th grade with a program called Students Run Los Angeles. I fell in love with running and have completed 22 marathons, 2 ultras and over 100 races ranging from 5ks to 50ks. My love for running turned into a passion for food (product development to exact) and is why I pursued a degree in Food Science in the hopes ...
  • Stephanie Yoshida Stephanie YoshidaI am very excited for my first year as an SC Marathon Race Ambassador. One morning in January 2012 I woke up and decided I wanted to try and go for a run. When I started I said I would just run 5Ks, then it was just 10Ks, and finally it was just half marathons. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would run a full 26.2! But this past March, I ran LA Marathon with some truly ...
  • Sarah Cabrera Sarah CabreraAfter taking a year off from running I’m honored and excited to be returning as an ambassador.  I like to say that my love of Disney turned me in to a long-distance runner!  The Disneyland Half in 2010 was my first half (and first race of any kind!) and I only signed up to be able to run back-stage and for the much sought-after Disney medal, but after crossing that finish line I was hooked!  I recently ran my 35th half ...

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