Half Marathon Pace Bears

Half Marathon Pace Bears

1:40 Pace Time

My name is Margaret Gish and I have been running competitively since elementary school. I went on to run cross country and track in college at the University of Vermont. I enjoy running long distances and within the past year have run my first marathon at which I qualified for Boston. This race will be my second time pacing a half marathon. Running with others always lifts my spirits and I can’t wait to help others reach their goals at this race!


1:50 Pace Time

Josh Hummel: Trail runner, adventure photographer, and passionate about mountains. Believer that running is the best therapy and positivity is the best practice. My spirit is free and my diet is free…of gluten. Past: Collegiate 800m track athlete; finisher at Vermont City Marathon 2013 & Boston Marathon 2014. Repeat 1st place finisher of Seven Sisters Trail Race 2015, 2016 & 3rd at Race to the Top of VT 2015


Chad Perlee has always played sports, but was a sprinter, playing baseball, soccer and hockey.  It wasn’t until his wife, Michelle and friends Rick and Karen Morris started running marathons in every state that he became a distance runner.  Chad’s race is the half marathon.  He is a member of the 50 State half Marathon Club and one of his goals is to travel around and do a half marathon in all 50 states. Chad helps coach varsity baseball, is a volunteer fire fighter, and an avid hunter.  Chad continues to pursue his personal goals but has decided to pace to help others reach their goals, whether that is finishing their first half marathon or achieving a PR.  He enjoys meeting new runners and getting to know them and find out what motivates them to run finishing their first half marathon or achieving a PR.


2:00 Pace Time

Dave Sullivan – I started running in my late 30’s and have paced many half marathons including multiple times at the Covered Bridges Half in Woodstock, the Middlebury Maple Run and CHaD at Dartmouth College.  This will be my first time on the Schroon Lake course and I’m looking forward to the beautiful scenery and meeting the great runners


2:15 Pace Time

Hi runners! My name is Jeylin. I am excited to be leading the 2:15 pace group with my friend Olivia this year. I love running, and I have consistently finished all my half marathon races around 1:50. I started running because of my dad, who will be pacing the full marathon. He has run 60 marathons and various ultra marathons. I also enjoy playing competitive volleyball and I play the viola in several orchestras. I will do my best to ensure that you finish under 2:15. Good luck with training, and see you on race day!


Hello! My name is Olivia Lam, and I will be pacing the 2:15 group with my friend, Jeylin. Running is a major part of my life. As well as being on the cross country team at school, I enjoy pacing half marathons and sharing my love for running with others.  When I’m not outside pounding the pavement, you can usually find me reading a book or trying out a new recipe. Kudos to all the runners who have been training hard! We will cross the finish line together in victory! Good luck!


2:30 Pace Time

Hi, my name is Louisa. I am from Wayne, NJ. I have completed 32 half marathons, 28 marathons, and 2 ultra-marathons. I have paced many half marathons and marathons in the past few years and I enjoy pacing very much. As a pacer, my goal is to maintain a consistent pace and get you to the finish within the goal time.  I will be your best cheer leader and will do whatever it takes to help you cross the finish line. When I am not running, I enjoy spending time with husband and children at home. Be prepared, you’ll have so much fun running with me that you’ll develop addiction in running!!! Please feel free to contact me if you have any question louisafailam@hotmail.com. See you very soon!


Karen Morris – Hi Everyone :  I have been running for 16 yrs and started pacing 6 yrs ago.  I coach middle school cross country and track & field in Middlebury VT. This will be my 11th time running @ Schroon Lake.  Some years I have done the full and some the half.  It is one of my favorite races to run and pace.This  is a picture of me in front of the lake getting ready to grab some yummy food they always have for you there and then a relaxing massage and dip in the lake. Looking forward to seeing you Sunday Sept 22nd!


2:45 Pace Time

Hi I am Mary Neffinger.  I have been running since the days of middle school track in the late ’90s.  I picked up distance running in my 20s and most recently ultrarunning. I live in Addison County, Vermont, and I love the social component and accountability of running with friends.  I’m excited to pace the beautiful Schroon Lake half and help runners meet their goals!


Dan Huber – Hello, I have been running with my wife for just 4 years to get healthier, and found a great joy in running.  I have done 8 marathons, multiple half marathons and several tri-athalons and find excitement in challenging myself to accomplish a distance or event I never thought possible.  I am running Schroon Lake for the first time this year, but have paced other half marathons, and look forward to running with you, having a great time and helping get you to your finish on time.