I started running by myself in 1973 and was thrilled to find Reston Runners when I moved here. I love being a part of our local marathon so others can share the joy of running in a group!
Anna has been running marathons for over 20 years, completing about 100 marathons and half marathons during that time. After running her first JFK 50 mile run in 1995, she began a program for runners interested in competing in the JFK, offering training, support, and encouragement. Anna has been involved in running club management, race management, race directing and race timing for 15 years, and is certified as an RRCA running coach. Anna has been on the RMR team since its inception.
Started running recently and is still working on finding the ideal amount of hydration, electrolytes, and nutrition to optimize the chances of finishing races.
Steve, a long time Reston resident, is an avid biker and triathlete. He has served on several committees for both his local community and church. Although a devotee of 5K’s and 10K’s, Steve has recently started running longer distances and is looking forward to completing his second Marine Corps Marathon this fall.
Bill started running after both his son and his daughter had gone off to college. His first significant running accomplishment was the Virginia Beach Half Marathon in 2003, and he has finished that event in all but one year since. Bill's first Marathon was the Marine Corps Marathon in 2006. Since then, he has run 12 other Marathons, including Nottingham, England and Madrid, Spain. Bill has two Boston qualifiers and has completed the JFK 50-mile ultra-marathon twice.
Some years ago, Dennis wondered why marathons couldn't have the things runners want - like free on site parking, real bathrooms and showers, enthusiastic volunteers, etc. - and none of the things that irritate runners - like stale bagels, missing mile markers and nickel and dime charges for everything. And thus the Race Committee created the Runners Marathon of Reston. Dennis' adult running career began while he was serving in Africa and South America with the US Foreign Service and he took up running with the Marine Guards as a way to shake off some of the pounds that go with a diplomatic life. The Marines' fitness test includes a three mile run and that is how far they ran - three miles. On returning to the States Dennis was amazed to discover that people actually ran longer than that. In between injuries and trips into the Amazonian rain forest Dennis has managed to do a couple dozen marathons and ultras. He has been involved in Club management and course design for twenty years and he and fellow Director Bill D'Agostino directed the running events for the 2015 World Police and Fire Games.
Paul began running in 2006 to raise money for cancer research while honoring the memory of his dad by completing one marathon. One step led to another and Paul continued to run with, raise money for and coach for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for several years in Illinois. During that time, Paul successfully coached over 100 runners to successful finish line crossings in marathons and half-marathons while they raised tens of thousands of dollars that went to finding better cancer treatments. Now living in Northern Virginia, Paul is an active member of Reston Runners currently serving as Treasurer on the board of directors.