Treasurer - Valerie Blaemire
Joined Kingstowne Striders: October 2018
About Valerie: Valerie began running in 2013 when she received a flyer in the mail for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program. As a fresh college graduate, she was ready to start something new, so she signed up and raised $1,600 to support blood cancer research as she trained for the 2013 Baltimore Half Marathon. Since then, she has run many more half marathons, and one full marathon (2017 Philadelphia Marathon). When she's not running she enjoys hanging out with her dog Baxter, playing piano (if time allows...), and continuing her work in non-profit management, specifically in support of arts and culture.
Favorite Race Experience: FINALLY breaking 2 hours for a half marathon! I hit a time of 1:59:10 at the Frederick Half Marathon in May 2018.
Favorite Race Medal: 2013 Annapolis Running Classic (Half Marathon) medal - I can't find it but I think it was super Maryland-esque and shaped like a crab.
Unaccomplished Race Goal: Hit under 2 hours again for a half marathon; finish another full marathon.