Born and raised in Williamsburg, VA, Rachel picked up running after cheering on her best friend at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, VA. The energy at the finish line was contagious and Rachel knew she wanted to be a part of the running community. Rachel’s first race was the Richmond Half Marathon and she was hooked. A few 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons later, Rachel also tackled her first (and only) marathon back in Richmond as well. A self-proclaimed “snail”, Rachel is proof that you don’t have to be fast to be called a runner, you just have to enjoy it!
When she’s not running, Rachel can be found reading a good book, practicing yoga, or fan-girling about the newest Disney movie or park update.
Fun fact: Rachel worked at Walt Disney World at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for nine months. Ask her all about her favorite animals, the komodo dragon or Mayalan Flying Foxes, Disney Parks, & her friends from around the globe.
Quote: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets