Nicole Nelson

Nicole has been a runner since she joined her middle school cross country team in 1996.  Since then, she was hooked and never looked back.  She has gone on to run more than 18 marathons, along with countless half marathons, relay races, and races of shorter distances.  Nicole loves everything that running has given her, and she views pacing as a way to give back to the sport.  She enjoys helping other runners find their love of running and reach their goals.

Nicole is an elementary school teacher.  She often brings running into her job by doing short fun runs with her students or fellow teachers during her lunch hour.  She uses running as a metaphor for life, and strives to help her students learn that they are capable of anything they put their minds to if they are willing to work hard for it.