Lara has been running since 2013 when a friend invited her on morning runs before class in college. She qualified for the Boston marathon after her first marathon in Philadelphia later that year. Her passion for running has led her to train and compete in both road and trail races ranging from 5ks to 100 milers. She is proud and grateful to have placed in numerous local races, some of the most memorable being the Loopy Looper 12hr race (1st place completing 67.5 miles), Naked Nick 25k Leesport, PA (1st place), Boulderfield 50k Jim Thorpe, PA (1st place) and the Race to Graduate 5k Haddon Township, NJ (1st place) She says that she does not have a favorite race distance but her favorite course so far as been the Chicago Marathon.
Running is a huge part of her life and she wants to share her love for running and living a healthy lifestyle with others. She helps lead a fitness club at her school and runs with numerous running groups in Philadelphia where she lives. So if you are in the area, she will likely run with you!