We are excited to announce the Indianapolis Indiana SHE Power Half Marathon & 5k.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
- Pre-race Packet Pickup & Open House
- Omni Severin Hotel – Downtown Indianapolis – 40 W Jackson Place, Indianapolis 46225
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Start Location: Illinois & Georgia Street, (228 S Illinois, Indianapolis IN 46225)
- 5:30-6:30am Packet Pickup in the Omni Severin
- 7:00am Half Marathon Start
- 7:15am 5K Start
- 11:00am Course Closes
- Illinois & Georgia – Pan Am Plaza (228 S Illinois, Indianapolis)
We’re very excited and fortunate to have such amazing group of women leading the SHE Power Pacer Team this year!
1:45 Christina Lauer & Kelsey Guranus
Hello! I’m Christina! I am an triathlete and runner having recently returned to my hometown of Indianapolis after spending 8 years in Washington, DC. I ran my first half marathon in 1998 (thanks Mom for getting me through that one!) and my first marathon in 2006. After slowly getting warmed up to the idea endurance sports over the years, I found my love of long distance. Since then, I’ve completed 6 Ironman triathlons and 14 marathons, including finishes at both Ironman Kona and the Boston Marathon. I’m looking forward to running with the 1:45 pace group!
I am a former Division I basketball player, but have always had a passion for running. I ran my first half marathon in 2010 once my basketball career ended and have not stopped running since. I have run 27 half marathons (PR 1:24, in 2018) and 13 marathons (PR 3:03, in 2018), including Boston (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), New York City (2015), and Chicago (2014). Much of my free time is proudly spent running and volunteering with Back on My Feet (BoMF) Indianapolis, a nonprofit organization that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. I have paced BoMF members through both half marathons and marathons, and find nothing more rewarding than helping others achieve their personal goals! I look forward to a new opportunity pacing for the SHE Power Half Marathon to help some incredibly strong women get to that finish line under 1:45
1:55 Melissa Sorokoty
I grew up playing sports, but it wasn’t until the last six years that I discovered my love of distance running. Since having my daughter in November 2016, I’ve run personal best times in distances ranging from the mile to the marathon, but the half marathon remains my favorite distance. I love the friendships and support found in the running community, and I love that running gives me an opportunity to practice the skills that make me better in all other aspects of my life.
2:00 Teresa Grant
Hello, I’m Teresa – a wife and mother of two boys and work as an environmental consultant. I’ve grown up as an athlete and have always enjoyed running recreationally. I started doing races in the last few years to switch gears from a women’s soccer league to running. I’ve run two marathons and six half marathons and numerous other distances. I love to be outdoors whether it be running roads, trails or just walking/hiking. I’ve recently discovered the joy of running with others and have found runner friends through either ‘running’ into them or joining a mini-marathon training group. I look forward to a new opportunity to be a pacer for the SHE power half marathon and hopefully help someone meet a PR or just finish with a sense of community.
2:10 Mandi Fagan & Darcey Noirot
As a 40-something year old mother of two highly energetic kids ages 5 & 7, you bet Mandi literally runs away from the house every week (thanks to her husband who takes over)! Mandi enjoys staying active while hiking and rock climbing with her family, in addition to running and competing in triathlons during the summer months.
After spending several years working in the financial services industry, she became a stay at home mom, primarily. In addition, Mandihas enjoyed being a part of the team at Endurance House over the last three years, a local triathlon shop in Zionsville, a couple days per week.
Her favorite events of the past include Ragnar Relays, 131 trail races and her first 70.3 last year. Nothing is impossible, as long as you have confidence in yourself, first, and a supportive partner and running friends.
Hello! I am Darcey. I work full time, have a wonderful runner husband, 2 daughters and 2 pups. I ran my first half marathon in 2010. This began when my mother-in-law called me Nov 2009 and said, I just signed you up for the Indy Mini, don’t waste my money! I knew I had to start training! I have since completed 19 half marathons, making the SHE half my 20th! I have also completed one full marathon, along with many 5ks and 10ks. I spent most of my running days chasing the elusive sub-2, and have accomplished that my last 2 races. I love running, working out and encouraging others to join me in this journey. I am excited for the new opportunity to be a pacer for the SHE half.
2:20 Sarah Snow & Kathy Stickney
Sarah Snow has finished multiple half and full marathons as well as a few ultra distance events and varying distance triathlons. She guided a visually impaired athlete during a triathlon last year and hopes to guide more in the future. Sarah is looking forward to pacing at this years SHE Power half marathon!
Kathy Stickney is an avid runner who runs marathons and half marathons as a hobby. She ran her first marathon in 2010, and, in October 2016, she completed her goal of running a marathon in every state in the United States. In between travel and running, she works as a chemistry teacher. She lives on a small farm with her horses, dogs, cats, and husband.
2:30 Mallory Long & Jennifer Spangler
I have been running for about 7 years. I began running when I met my husband. But in that time, I have run numerous 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons. I love running with friends, and as “me” time to help reduce stress. I have served as a pacer for several half marathons, and I love it! It’s always fun to meet new people and to have people to talk to during the run! And I especially love the days when I can pace someone towards their new PR! I look forward to pacing the She Power Half Marathon this year!
Hello. I’m Jenny, mom to one amazing young man and happily married for 21 years. I’ve been a nurse for over 20 years and finished my Masters in May of 2017. Running has truly changed my life. My running career started in May of 2013 when I made the decision to lose weight. Throughout my weight loss journey, I began to run and was able to gain endurance through interval training. From my training, I found that I could sustain a 5-mile run without stopping. By August that year, I realized that I had the potential to run half marathon. It was my resolution and strong-will to get healthy, quit smoking and sign up for a half marathon. Since that time, I have run about 22 half marathons and 7 full marathons. I am registered to run the Chicago and New York City Marathons in the fall of 2018. Running is my time to connect with others. I look forward to running with you during the She Power Half.
2:40 Kayla Arnold & Kitti Drake
Kayla ran her first 5k at Mishawaka’s Summerfest in 2012. Since then, she’s ran in countless 5ks and 10ks (including a 10k on her honeymoon!) and a dozen half marathons. When she’s not running, she’s probably biking. She loves to help people reach their goals on and off the course.
I ran my first half marathon in 1998, then life happened, and I didn’t run my 2nd half until 4 years later in 2002. After that I was hooked! I’ve run 30 halves, 2 full marathons, 1 Ragnar Relay and numerous 5K’s and 10k’s. I’ve also been a pace leader for a local spring half marathon training program for the last five years. For me running is a way to stay in shape and fight age. I loved running She Power last year because we got great tanks and medals and the course takes us right by my house, so it was fun seeing my husband and several of my neighbors out cheering us on. I am super excited to be pacing the 2:40 group this year!
2:50 Sarah Hill
Hi! I’m Sarah and I am super excited to help pace the 2:50 pacers! I started running in college to try to burn off stress and of course, hated every moment of it… now 12 years later, I’ve worked nearly 10 years In the running industry, have run 2 marathons and over 20 half marathons… so you can say I’m pretty much addicted now 🙂
I look forward to running with many of you on June 10!!!!
3:00 Backup Babes: Brenda Kenworthy, Susan Lauro, & Tamra
Started running in 2010.
Have ran many races. But would have to say Half Marathons are my all time favorite. When not running you can find me outside cycling.
Love to have fun along with challenging myself & others around me.
First time pacing & Looking forward to sharing the excitement of race day with others. There is no better feeling than crossing the finish line, knowing you have given it your all!!! Let’s do this, together we can. ; )
I’ve been with the Wabash Rivers Runners Club (West Lafayette) since 2010 – and the running coordinator for Saturday mornings. I also served on the WRRC Board as VP in 2014. Recently I joined Team RWB. This team is all about connecting with the community – with running and socializing. I’ve ran several – Indy Mini Half, Monumental Half, Sam Costa Half and Purdue Half, many Quarters and 5k’s – my passion is trail running. When running any distance with my running pals or meeting new runners – my fun meter is always on FULL and keeping the Vibes upbeat. I LOVE to motivate and cheering runners with a: ‘YES’ you can’; ‘you are doing “great”; ‘we are ‘almost’ there!’; ‘I run for coffee!!’; ‘No runner left behind’; ‘You did great today!’; ‘I’m hungry’
I’ve been complimented numerous times with “thank you” and “you really kept me going” – “I run on Saturdays, because you really motivate me”. —- this makes my day and I really feel good about the energy I put into the run. Because, social running is the best!!
Update: The Omni has increased the block multiple times but is now SOLD OUT. You may want to look into other hotels around the start, you can use this Google Map Link to see availability and pricing.
Omni Severin – Official Host Hotel
We encourage our participants needing a hotel for the SHE Power event to stay at the beautiful Omni Severin Hotel, 40 W Jackson Pl, Indianapolis, IN 46225
The benefits of staying at the official race hotel include:
- Stay only one block from the start.
- Opportunity to meet and socialize with other women attending the event.
- Gorgeous, newly renovated rooms.
- Friendly booking terms: Easy to modify and cancel reservations.
- Affordable rates
All finishers receive the coveted SHE Power medal. The Half Marathon medal features a 7.5″ Dragonfly Wingspan mounted on a 5″ square locket. For the 5K runners, your Dragonfly Wingspan is nearly 6″ mounted on a 4″ square locket medal.
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:
- 14 and Under
The Half Marathon Course features fantastic scenery, 10 on-course water stops, plus everything you ever wanted in a race at the finish line. The course map is available on MapMyRun: Course Map Link
The 5K Course will run through downtown Indianapolis with 2 on-course water stops and all the same finish line treats as the Half Marathon finishers. The course map is available on MapMyRun: 5K Course Map Link