We are excited to announce the Chandler Arizona SHE Power Half Marathon & 5k.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
- 11:00am-4:00pm – Packet Pickup & SHE Power Open House
- Chandler Community Center
Sunday, January 26, 2020
- 6:00am-7:00am – Late Packet Pickup (Chandler Community Center next to the start area)
- 7:30am – Half Marathon Start
- 7:45am – 5K Start
- Downtown Chandler Stage Park
- 178 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler AZ 85225
- Google Map Link
- Half Marathon Cutoff is 11:30am
The 2020 SHE Power Chandler Half Marathon Pacer Team details to be announced.
The 2019 SHE Power Chandler Half Marathon Pacer Team:
Allyssa Jones (1:45)
I have been running since I was ten years old. The marathon is my favorite distance! I have completed 6 marathons (most recently Boston), 14 half marathons, and lots of 10ks and 5ks. I don’t know who I would be without running in my life. It is my passion and makes me feel strong!
Carol Roarty (1:55)
I have been running for about 6 years. I started running with my daughter when she joined Girls On The Run and had a 5k. I have run several half marathons, the Phoenix Marathon twice and Boston. I love running to spend time with friends and ME time.
Angelica Bermudez (2:00)
I’m a running realtor, momma of two, and my running journey started after my second child in 2013. Since then, I have completed 7 marathons (and qualified for Boston in 2018!) and numerous half marathons, 10Ks, and 5ks. I love running and being involved in my community encouraging women to find their love for fitness.
Ashley Gamba (2:00)
Ashley has been running since she was in middle school, but started competing in races in 2010 at the LA 5k. Since then, she has completed 12 marathons, 25 half marathons, one 50k and many 5ks and 10ks. Her favorite distance is the marathon. Ashley recently qualified for Boston Marathon!
Jennifer Stults (2:10)
Cynthia Myrelcynth Rodriguez-Jimenez (2:20)
Cynthia Jimenez is a mother of 4 energetic children and manages to work a full time job. She has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. She works for a nonprofit agency Southwest Human Development. She loves working out in the community and making a difference to the families she serves.
Running has always been a passion of hers. She ran her first 5k with her father at the age of 6. Her father Antonio was later approached by Dr. Diaz a running coach. Dr. Diaz invited Cynthia to be part of a running club Seguro Social of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. This is where it all began. She began to fall in love with it. As she grew up she was attending races in Baja California, Sonora and Arizona area. It was not until High School that she realized she could go somewhere with it. She was offered different scholarships through academics, cross-country and track to different colleges. Being a homebody she decided to stay close to home and attend Glendale Community College for 2 year who she ran for and then transfer to ASU. She hung her shoes to focus on family. It was not until having her last child that she had the urge to get back in to her running shoes. She has now been physically active in the running and triathlete community. She has recently become an Ironman and looks forward to what the future has in store for her.
Chrissie O’Brien (2:30)
I’ve been running my whole life. My first race was in kindergarten. I did track and cross country and ran short distance all the way thru college. I signed up for my first marathon in 2005 on accident and never looked back! I added ultras to my marathons about 5 years ago and between marathons and ultras have done more than 100. I have been pacing friends in marathons for years and finally about 3 years ago stumbled into my first official pacing gig. I love pacing people thru their 1st race because I never stop talking and can help to make them forget some of the pain and struggle. The gratitude (and sometimes tears) at the end make me feel better than anything could!
Olivia Sparks (2:40)
Hello! I’m Olivia, a mommy to 2 kiddos and an adult onset athlete. I started running after I followed my college roommates out to the track and gradually increased my distance. My first half marathon was the Inaugural (PF Chang’s) Rock and Roll Arizona in 2004. I’ve since completed 13 half marathons, several 15ks, as well as a number of 10ks and 5ks. I started doing shorter distance triathlons a few years ago and I’m proud to say that I crossed the finish line of 2017 Ironman 70.3 Arizona. Running is my time to clear my head and to connect with others who have the same goals. I love to celebrate *all* the training hours on race day, so I’m excited to race with you during the big celebration of She Power!
Jill McAlister (2:50)
I’ve been running since 2009. When I was younger I didn’t like to run but in my late 20’s I decided to join a running club so I could get more cardio in my fitness. I ended up really enjoying it and have met my dearest friends through running. I have run 1 Full Marathon and 14 half marathons. I love how running helps calm my mind and makes me feel stronger.
Annie Crawford (2:50)
Julie Sherwood (3:00)
Julie is always on the go – as a mom to six (yes 6!) children she doesn’t have much time to slow down. In 2013 she signed up for her first race (the Disneyland 10K) and began a running journey she didn’t quite anticipate. In the past few years she has run several races in a variety of distances including several full marathons, a 50K, and several relays. She’s earned the USATF Gold Phidippides Award the past two years. Running has become not only a way to stay fit, but also a way of life for her, and she enjoys sharing her love of running with others.
All finishers receive the coveted SHE Power medal. Look for the unveiling this Summer!
Additional Awards for the overall Top 3 Women in both the Half Marathon and the 5K
Also, Top 3 Women in the following Age Groups will receive a commemorative SHE Power ceramic tile:
- Under 10