The 2013 Full Marathon Pace Times & Team Leaders Are:
Pacer info will be added regularly
Howdy! Coffey here. I've run 6 marathons and two Ultra relays, running 40 miles for one of them over 4 legs. I've been training with Jamie for quite a few years and play guitar in our band Grooveslinger. Running, coaching, and music are my passions in life. I'm currently training to break the elusive 4 minute barrier in the mile. When I'm not running I'm a high school band teacher and track coach (where I'm still running). I like to run, OK? I got to Boston running with a pace group and look forward to taking you to the line as a group leader.
Hi I’m Dave. I’m from Detroit and I live in Brooklyn where I struggle daily with the question of whether I’m first a Pistons fan--which is just painful, a Knicks fan--my surrogate team for so long who are finally pulling it together(!), or a Nets fan--I mean hell, I can walk to their home games. And they’re uniforms are cool. (Oh and thanks, NJ!) I’ve also got a baby girl on the way who is currently planning on arriving a little more than a week after this race. It will be the only race I’ve ever run with my phone in my pocket, and I will ask you to forgive me ahead of time for taking all calls! I’m 37 and have been on this distance running kick for 3 years now. This’ll be my second year as the 3:10 pacer, and it’ll be my fifth marathon completed--assuming I run Boston as planned in April. I’m looking forward to meeting you all this May! Don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you want to talk training or race strategies (or basketball)...Picture(s):
My name is Alex Denega, and I am 31 years old. I took up running just about 16 years ago as a high school sophomore, and wound up running two seasons of high school track. I enjoyed it enough that I walked on to the track team at Dickinson College. I competed for three seasons, specializing in the 800 meter run.
After taking an approximately eight year hiatus from any form of racing (but not running), I found a second racing life as a long distance runner in 2010, and have been training for and racing marathons and half marathons ever since. I have finished three marathons, and ran my current PR of 2:45:50 at the 2011 New York City marathon.
My recent switch to longer distances has given me new goals and a new perspective on running, very much rejuvenating the love of running I originally developed as a teenager. Being older and wiser these days, I can honestly say that I enjoy and appreciate my running and racing more than ever. I hope to use my skills and experience to help other runners reach their marathon goals, and have a little fun in the process.Picture(s):
I got into running as an adult, and have been running for about 14 years now, raced since 2008. The Marathon is my favorite race distance, and I've raced 11 of them, and paced 2. I've also raced 6 ultramarathons, and feel that the 50 mile distance is where I am most competitive. When I'm not racing or training, I am hard at work running a custom woodworking business in Long Island. My favorite food is pizza, and really look forward to having some after every marathon that I run.Picture(s):
I ran competitively, on and off, for most of high school and participated in cross country during my collegiate years. Tennis was the main staple of my early athletic pursuits, playing competitively until the Spring of 2012. I made my transition into distance running in 2011 with a marathon debut of 3:15 at the NYC Marathon. Although I spent the majority of this year  on triathlons and the Ironman, I have recently qualified for the 2014 Boston Marathon with a BQ in Richmond, VA. I look forward to pacing you and helping you achieve your race goals - See you in May!Picture(s):
Hello, I'm Chris Brock. I am originally from the great state of Florida and currently reside in the Washington D.C. area. I am an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and spent many years as a professional firefighter/paramedic in Jacksonville, Florida. These professions have encouraged me to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle and I have taken advantage of the many opportunities they have provided me. I've been running off and on most of my life and have been racing since 2005. I have completed 15 marathons with a PR of 2:58:44 in 2010. I want to thank Bob Sullivan for allowing me to pace the New Jersey Marathon with him. He paced me to a PR (at the time) at the 2008 Boston Marathon and does an outstanding job with pacing. After the race I hope you all stick around to witness the beer drinking exhibition I will be putting on! Good luck with your training. I look forward to seeing you all in May.Picture(s):
I live in Stamford, CT. I've been running marathons since 2004. The 2013 NJ marathon is going to be my eighth time pacing the NJM. I've also paced the Hartford marathon since 2006. Beside marathons, I race in triathlons, mostly Olympic and Half Iron distance. My pace strategy is to run even pace through out the race. I do not stop at water stations but will slow down for a couple of sips. Good luck and see you at the race.Picture(s):
Hi my name is Paul DeNunzio and I have been running for about 2 years. I started my running as someone who just enjoyed getting out and running on trails in town and then I saw something that caught my eye. It was a running group that had people of various body types running together. I had no running background to draw upon; the treadmill at the gym just wasn’t my thing so this had the wheels in my head turning as I thought this would be motivational as the music I was listening to was getting repetitive. I did my first race (a half marathon) in late September of that year. From there it’s been non-stop running. And I mean literally, I am now a streak runner who runs every day. My minimum is 3 miles a day and I have a 5 mile a day streak that spanned Dec 30th to Jan 1st (or one whole calendar year covering 2600+ miles). In my experience with running I have been blessed to be healthy enough to continue this healthy lifestyle. It has allowed me to run races, meet new people and go to different places. I am a USATF-NJ distance runner who placed 1st in the 18-34 age group for 2012 and 17th overall male. (http://compuscore.com/NBGP/2012/nbgp1211.htm). My goals going forward are to run a 30K on up to a 100 miler as well as do a Triathlon on up to an Ironman. Last May I ran the New Jersey Marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon. I know that the people who have touched my life have made the difference in my life and I wanted to give back. That’s why I am very excited to be pacing the 3:35 pace group. It will be an honor to get some of you to Boston, a PR or a first time marathon experience. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and I’d be happy to answer them as best I can.
“The races are the easy part; it’s the training that’s hard.”Picture(s):
Hi, my name is Mike Lynch. I have been running since 2000 and have run over 100 races of marathon length or more. I have paced the 3:45 group for the NJ marathon for the last 3 years, 2010-2012. The pace is 8:30 per mile, and every mile for the last 3 years has been between 8:25-8:35, so my pacing is very even. My times by year have been 2010: 3:44:40, 2011: 3:44:37 and 2012: 3:44:37. I have been fortunate over the years to have many people help me achieve my goals and I like to return the favor.Picture(s):
I live in Tucson, Arizona, but I grew up in the northeast and have family in New Jersey. So this marathon is a bit of a homecoming for me. I've been running for 5 years. I started because I thought it might be something I'd be good at and enjoy. Well, it turns out I'm not particularly fast, and I only enjoy it occasionally. But it has been a great way to meet some awesome people and it gives me an excuse to travel the country.
I am a member of several national clubs - Marathon Maniacs and the 50 Sub 4 Club (Attempting to run a marathon in every state, in under 4 hours). This will be marathon #25 for me, and the 6th time I have been a pacer. My half-marathon PR is 1:25, and my marathon is 3:08. My tips for fellow runners? Start slow & finish fast. Nobody will remember how fast you ran first few miles, but many will see you run last few.Picture(s):
Adam Stivala will be pacing his 2nd NJM and running his 5th. Born and raised in Colts Neck and a CBA alumni, he still considers NJ his home even though he is presently a medical student at American University of the Caribbean in Sint Maarten and works as a Physical Therapist in Miami, FL. Adam will be running consistent splits in pacing this year's NJM after drinking 2-3 Red Bulls at the start line. He has run over 30 marathons and 7 ultras, and no, he will not have that sweet moustache pictured in the NJM.Picture(s):
I am 53 years old, married with two children and live in Morris County, N.J. I am an RRCA Certified Running Coach. I have completed 12 marathons and countless other races of various distances. This will be my second time running as a pacer in New Jersey. My strategy is to run even splits and have fun at the same time. I look forward to helping you achieve your time goal in May. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions that you may have. Good luck to everyone with their training.Picture(s):
Finishing a marathon is an amazing personal journey! One that teaches you about life. I am thrilled to be there to help you break through the 4 hour barrier and meet your goal!! To date, I have run 19 marathons, the Goofy Challenge and more than 50 half marathons. My PR being 3:28 for the full marathon. In addition, I enjoy completing triathlons and have finished my very first full Ironman in NYC/NJ in summer of 2012. For those aiming to run a 4 hour marathon, keep up your training and I'll see you on May 5th!Picture(s):
I have completed 42 marathons and ultra-marathons with three 100 milers. My marathon PR in 2012 is 3:21:24. I enjoy pacing and I have helped many runners to achieve their goal. My strategy is to start slow until the crowds have thinned out, and then we will slowly get to our target split, then we will run at an even pace throughout the course. I will slow down at each water station so we can stay hydrated, but I will not walk or stop. I will also share tips and stories before and throughout the race to keep you going. My job is to achieve your goal, and your job is to leave your watch behind and have fun running with me! We will have an awesome time rocking the 26.2 miles together!Picture(s):
This will be my 36th marathon pacing job. I have completed over 120 marathons and Ultra races, 80 triathlons including New Zealand and Hawaii world Ironman. I pace to give back to my sport while getting in training sessions for my ultra goals of 12 and 24 hour foot races. As an Australian, I'll give you a different perspective on life, tell silly jokes, fill your head with running knowledge and hopefully motivation to grow further in the sport.Picture(s):
Hi 4:25 group!! My name is Leslie and I can't wait to meet you on May 5th. This will be my first year pacing but no fear.... I have been running since 2000 and have completed 10 marathons, numerous half marathons and 2 Olympic triathlons. I love to run, but most importantly I love to help others obtain their running goals. Two of my most rewarding marathons were getting friends to the finish of their first marathons. When I'm not racing I lead group runs with our local running group LVRR (Lehigh Valley Road Runners) and help out with a beginning walking and running program for women (First Strides).
I plan on running even splits throughout the course and will try and keep you as motivated as possible. I am a Registered Dietitian with Sodexo and proud mother of two. If you have any questions or concerns, drop me an email. I look forward to meeting you on race day and am looking forward to another great run!!Picture(s):
This will be my second year pacing for the NJ marathon! Since 2009 I have run 9 half marathons, 5 marathons and 1 ultra 60k marathon. I have also completed 5 half Ironman races and last August completed my first Ironman race in New York. I look forward to being a part of this marathon group, and can’t wait to see all of you achieve your goals on marathon day!!! Please contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.Picture(s):
I have been running consistently for approximately thirty years. During that time I have completed 68 marathons, including 10 Boston marathons(2 were under three hours when I was lots younger), 16 NYC marathons, and numerous other marathons. The NJ marathon is among my favorites, and I have paced the marathon for the past 10 years. Last year I paced the 4:40 group and we had a great group and completed it pretty close to the mark. I enjoy pacing, and I welcome any questions from anyone about any distance. Last year I recruited my running partner(and daughter-in-law) Heather, to assist with pacing. We will again be providing the entertainment and encouragement to ensure that everyone meets their goal pace! My plan for the 4:40 marathon is to walk the water stops. I found that the short breaks contribute to added energy, and a successful marathon.
Hi! I'm Heather and I am 28 years old. I am a high school guidance counselor where I also coach Cross Country and Track. The Long Branch Half Marathon (2007) was my first half marathon and my first full marathon was the New Jersey Marathon (2009). The New Jerey Marathon is one of my favorites because it is flat, fun and scenic. Besides running, I also enjoy playing soccer, snowboarding and cheering for the Baltimore Ravens. I love spending time with my husband Todd, my friends and my French Bulldog named Peanut. This will be my 12th marathon. I have also run 2 half marathons and a 50 mile ultramarathon. I will be pacing for the second year with my father-in-law Rich. I love pacing because I have the opportunity to meet great people and have fun. We promise to pace you evenly and do all the hard work so you can just relax and enjoy your race! Good luck in your training and contact me with any questions. Happy running!Picture(s):
I have been running my whole life. Ran my first marathon 10+ years ago. Since then I have run 14 marathons and many half marathons, 10 milers, 10k & 5k races. The New Jersey Marathon will be my 18th Full Marathon. The Full Marathon is my favorite race for sure. Favorite Marathon to date = BOSTON :). I started pacing in 2012 to give back to the running community that has given so much to me. The experience of helping other runners to achieve their running goals has been more than rewarding.Picture(s):
5:00Ed (E.C.) Peters
“You are what you do” and I love to run. For those of you who want to run 5:00, run with me. Let’s get pumped and enjoy the challenge. It will be an awesome day!!! If you were wondering, I have run in twelve marathons, numerous tri-athlons and one full Iron Man (Lake Placid 2004). My PR for NJ was a 3:29:09 and I crossed the finish in Lake Placid in 13 hours 17mins. The Iron Man motto is “anything is possible”. If you truly believe this, you will have the run of your life. If this is your first marathon or you are trying to qualify for a race like Boston this is the course to do it – flat, fast and great volunteers!!! Bring your family and friends to cheer us on and make the day even more special. I look forward to helping you reach your goals on race day...Yours in running, E.C.Picture(s):
My name is Mike Renavitz and I have nine years of pacing experience at different races throughout our great country. Have also completed Ironman Lake Placid along with a hand full of 70.3 Half Iron Man events, including the Eagelman and the Disney World Half Iron Man. Additionally I have paced the NJ Marathon a couple times and enjoy motivating and assisting others in achieving their goals. This year I am planning on completing my 50th Marathon and beating my daughter in our local 5K J. So if you are looking to relax and enjoy the Marathon one mile at a time the 5:10 PACE GROUP IS FOR YOU! So get ready to take in some nutrition, encourage one another and most importantly have fun! Look forward to seeing you at the start line.
Lori has completed more than 60 marathons and is a two–time ironman competitor. Lori began running as a young teen in New York State and has never stopped. Lori is a busy sports nutritionist for the military as well as a private consultant. She has been awarded as one of Virginia’s Most Emerging Dietetic Leaders and speaks nationally for military and civilian conferences. She is famous for her mile marker nutrition tips throughout the marathon inspiring runners to realize the importance of good eating for good running performance. Her own training involves many miles of running in the Seashore State Park as a member of the Tidewater Striders and miles of swimming in the Chesapeake Bay.Picture(s):
Hi! I am so happy to be back pacing again at the NJ Marathon for the third year in a row. I just love this race. Most of my racing is in ultramarathons and I have completed the Badwater 135 mile race two times. However, I love just being out on the road and running with other runners. Pacing for me is so much fun and at the 5:25 pace, I get to chat and really meet the runners in my pace group and I especially love first time marathoners and seeing them cross that line for the first time. I have been running long distance races for 9 years, though after having my daughter in 2009, I run very few races anymore and find a lot of my warmer weather training with a jogging stroller, but I always clear out my calendar for the NJ Marathon. Looking forward to another great year. If you are interested in being in my pace group, please feel free to email me prior to the race to connect.Picture(s):
This will be my 13th time running the New Jersey Marathon (9th consecutive). I will walk as much of the race as possible, only taking running breaks as needed. I will not be trying to qualify for Boston. I am old, and I have osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. If I can do it, then anybody can.