Meet the Team



Brian bio

Brian is a 10x Boston Marathon Qualifier with 2018 being his 6th consecutive year running. Favoring longer distances, Brian has run 17 marathons, dropping his PR by over 1 hour since starting structured training plans. In 2016 Brian started competing in triathlons and has completed 2 IRONMAN 70.3 events. Brian is 43 years old.

His current personal bests are:

5k – 17:40
10k – 36:34
Half Marathon – 1:20:30
Marathon –  2:53:48


Bryan has been an active member in the Columbus running community since 2009. He thrives on hard work, competition, and camaraderie among his teammates. Bryan, an experienced distance runner, has completed 24 marathons including 3 Boston Marathons. Bryan is 39 years old.

His current personal bests are:

5k – 17:11
10k – 35:55
Half Marathon – 1:16:54
Marathon – 2:45:38


Since completing his first marathon in the fall of 2013, Jake has finished 16 marathons (5 BQ’s) in 9 different states. Jake ran his first Boston Marathon in 2016. Jake has steadily improved his marathon performance.  He credits a more disciplined approach and the help of group training. Jake is 37 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k: 17:55
Half Marathon: 1:21:23
Marathon: 2:47:40


Jason H.

Jason Homorody is a tennis instructor from Columbus, Ohio. Jason enjoys the competition that running provides and he has qualified for the Boston Marathon 8 times. In October 2016, Jason represented Columbus, Ohio as a Marathon Ambassador at the Dresden, Germany Marathon where he ran his first sub 3 hour marathon and was the first place American. Jason loves training with his Rogue friends, and his main focus is improving his PR’s in a variety of distances. Jason is 45 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 17:31
10k – 36:49
Half Marathon – 1:21:28
Marathon – 2:59:39



Ryan has been a runner his whole life, from his childhood days on the playground competing in the track competitions through his college track days. Running has always been a passion of his because he likes the adrenaline rush of competing along with the camaraderie of training with his friends. Ryan has become an experienced distance runner and has completed 17 marathons and one 50K ultra-marathon, along with 3 Boston Marathons and is training for his 4th Boston in April. Ryan is 43 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5K – 17:43
10K – 36:12
Half Marathon – 1:17:54
Marathon – 2:47:10



Amy has been running for the majority of her life, though in college running took a backseat. She ran races here and there and ran her first marathon in 2011. After her son was born in 2015 she realized how much she missed it. Amy knew it was time to get back in the drivers seat to competitive running and had only one goal in mind, to qualify for Boston. Her current goals are to improve her marathon time and break 1:30 in the half. Amy is 34 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 18:48
Half Marathon – 1:30:13
Marathon – 3:22:23

Brian K

Brian was always a soccer player but more of a casual runner having done a handful of 5k’s and 2 half marathons on minimal training. After moving to California in late 2012 he joined a running club to make friends and meet people. Since then running has run his life, he has run 22 marathons and 10 ultra’s having just completed his first 100 miler. Brian never follows training plans and just runs based on how he feels that day. Brian has ran 7 Boston Marathon qualifying times. His favorite marathon is the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. Brian is 37 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 16:45
10k – 36:24
Half Marathon – 1:22:24
Marathon – 2:52:20


Chris began running competitively in 2008. After missing the high school regional golf tournament by one stroke, Chris walked onto the cross country team as a junior, halfway through the season.  By season’s end, he was the 3rd seed with a 17:53 5k and became a runner. After years of on and off training, Chris scrapped together a marathon and qualified for Boston in his second marathon. In 2017, Chris ran Boston for the first time and broke the 3-hour mark for the first time at the Erie Marathon. In addition to road running, Chris competes in triathlons and trail races, and plans to dive deeper into the world of endurance sports.  Chris is 26 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 16:38
10k – 36:31
Half Marathon – 1:21:28
Marathon – 2:55:33


Cindy has been a runner for over 20 years, but didn’t start racing until her first marathon at the age of 41. She has run the Boston marathon 3 times, and qualified 5x. With 13 marathons (including New York City and Chicago) under her belt she prefers to focus on this distance above all others. Having ran over 60 races, she uses the shorter distances as speed work for marathons. She works as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and running coach to her clients. Her “far reaching” bucket list goal is to run all of the world major marathons. Cindy is 53 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 22:24
10k – 47:46
Half Marathon – 1:43:26
Marathon – 3:46:43


Dave started running on May 26, 2010 when he realized his favorite jeans were getting tight and he knew he needed to make a lifestyle change. Three months later, he entered a local race and was hooked. Now, eight years and over 16,000 miles later, he has finished 16 half marathons, 13 full marathons including Boston twice, one 50K and one half Ironman. He has also participated in one Relay Around Columbus and one Hood to Coast Relay. Besides competing, he loves the social aspect of running and connecting with runners wherever he goes. Dave is 46 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 18:13
10k – 42:44
Half Marathon – 1:27:49
Marathon – 3:10:25


Doad started running at the age of 59 after following his son, Patrick, during his marathons. In 2011 he discovered after running from mile marker to mile marker that he really enjoyed this sport and could compete. Today he enjoys the competition but the true reward of running for Doad is raising money and awareness for many causes. At the age of 66, he runs approximately 70 plus races a year and he’s having the time of his life! Most of all, he enjoys all the wonderful people he has met in Columbus and around the country and calls them his friends! Run with the wind! Doad is 66 years old.

His current personal bests are (all set in the last 2 years):
5k – 19:03
10k – 42:12
Half Marathon – 1:28:30


Donnie started running in 2010, and has been running with a training group since 2012. He has qualified for the Boston Marathon in all 6 marathons he has run. He feels he is ready to push himself further in running and see where he can go. Donnie is 51 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 19:11
10k – 42:37
Half Marathon – 1:28:42
Marathon – 3:15:54


Erick started running in 2012.  After following a generic training plan and running on his own over the summer, he ran a Boston qualifying 3:19 in his first marathon at Columbus in 2012.  He joined a training group in 2013 and dropped his PR at Columbus by over 20 minutes to 2:57 in 2013 and followed that with PRs of 2:53 in 2014 and 2:51 in 2015.  Erick is a 5x Boston qualifier and is 49 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 17:42
Half Marathon – 1:22:55
Marathon – 2:51:40


Erika found her love for running when she was in the 5th grade.  She ran competitively in junior high and high school.  It wasn’t until after having her first kid and being inspired by her brother-in-law, Bryan, that she started training again.  Erika ran her 2nd marathon in April, the Boston Marathon and has qualified to run it again in 2018. Erika is 36 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 21:10
10k – 44:54
Half Marathon – 1:35:15
Marathon – 3:18:12


Fred began running again in 2012 after a long hiatus.  He ran his first marathon at the age of 46.  He has run a total of 8 marathons, including his first Boston Marathon in 2017 at the age of 50.  The Boston Marathon was an amazing experience for him, and Fred intends run Boston again.  Fred began running to improve his physical, emotional and spiritual life after his mother and sister passed away from ovarian cancer in 2011. Fred has enjoyed sharing his racing with his family, and will never forget seeing them on Boylston Street finishing his first Boston Marathon.  Fred is 51 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 20:15
10k – 42:22
Half Marathon – 1:32:16
Marathon – 3:24:28


Greg started to run at age 9 since his soccer coach told his dad he’s got some good lungs. Fell in love with the sport probably around middle school when the team aspect came into play. Almost 16 years later, Greg has been through a bunch of cross country and track seasons and somehow still loves to run. Now graduated from Baldwin Wallace and working at JPMC, his running focus is now on half and full marathons because speed hurts too much. Greg is 23 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 15:24
10k – 32:33
Half Marathon – 1:14:20
Marathon – 2:39:50


Jamie’s love for running started more than 25 years ago with the Columbus Marathon Crackerjack kids run leading to competing on the cross country and track teams all the way through college. Since college, Jamie spent ten years of coaching at the high school level and has run eight marathons including two Boston Marathons. Jamie met her husband John through college track and cross country, she enjoys training with friends, and inspiring a love for running in her children. Jamie is 38 years old.

Her current (post collegiate) personal bests are:
5k – 20:41
10k – 43:07
Half Marathon – 1:35:11
Marathon – 3:22:13


Jared ran track in high school while playing soccer and then was able to walk onto his college cross country and track team. While in college he was the Patriot League Outdoor 5k Champion and was named to the Division 1 All Southeast Regional Cross Country Team. About 12 years later he found his son loved to be pushed in the running stroller and he got back into running while trying to figure out how to enjoy the sport again and run marathons. Jared has run 9 marathons including Boston 3 times. Jared is 38 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 14:24
10k – 30:54
Half Marathon – 1:16:13
Marathon – 2:38:44


Jason got into running by accident. He was always a basketball player, after his competitive days were over he stopped working out because he had nothing to keep him focused. He started running a block around the neighborhood and that turned into two, then three and so on. As he started running a little further other runners would tell him he was pretty fast and that he should sign up for a race. He signed up for his first marathon and ended up qualifying for Boston! Jason is 41 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 19:29
Half Marathon – 1:31:00
Marathon – 3:07:08


Jen started running in high school but it wasn’t until her husband signed her up for her first marathon in 2004 that she even considered running a marathon. After her fourth marathon, which was her first Boston Marathon experience, she took some time off to start a family. She started running with a group in 2012 and was able to shave nearly fifteen minutes off of her marathon time. Following the birth of her third child, she set her eyes on qualifying for the New York City Marathon, which she ran in 2016. A year following the birth of her fourth child, a running friend asked her to train for a sub-three hour marathon. Although she didn’t reach her goal, she took another five minutes off of her best time and is now focused on breaking the three-hour barrier. She has qualified for Boston eleven of her thirteen marathons and is planning to go back for her third Boston Marathon in 2019. Jen is 37 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:32
10k – 40:52
Half Marathon – 1:28:11
Marathon – 3:03:13


Joel, a back of the pack high school XC runner, completed his first marathon in 2013 and has since become a passionate endurance athlete. His favorite distance is the full marathon and he has competed in the Columbus, Boston and New York City marathons, along with numerous other local road races and triathlons. He enjoys the rigors of daily training, post-run IPA’s and the thrill of chasing PR’s. Joel is 41 years old.

His current personal bests are:
Half Marathon – 1:18:31
Marathon – 2:45:08


John is a 4x Boston Marathon qualifier since running his first marathon in Columbus in 2012. In college he qualified for nationals in the 4x400m but has gradually transitioned to longer races. John loves the team aspects of training and competing with friends and some of his favorite races are still relays. John is 40 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 16:27
10k – 35:03
Half Marathon – 1:17:43
Marathon – 2:37:19


Julie started running back in 2011. Since then she has completed numerous half marathons and 11 marathons. The half is her favorite distance and is working on improving her PR this year. Julie loves how friendly runners are, and running is how she met her husband! Julie is 37 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:06
10k – 40:23
Half Marathon – 1:28:35
Marathon – 3:12:53


Kelley has been running her entire life. She’s run 2 marathons and plans to run many more. Her favorite thing about running is sharing her passion and time with her fellow Rogue and best friend, Jake. She qualified for the Boston Marathon at Columbus Marathon in the Fall of 2016. Kelley is 35 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
Half Marathon – 1:37:32
Marathon – 3:21:12


Kris began running in 2010 as a way to stay active after he broke his leg playing soccer a few years earlier. Kris had always enjoyed running and marathons always intrigued him, so he decided to give it a try. After running his first marathon in 2010, he instantly became addicted to setting new goals and achieving new PR’s. Kris has completed 16 marathons with 5 BQ’s and his goal now is to break the 3 hour barrier! Kris is 40 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5K – 18:07
10K – 39:07
Half marathon – 1:25:31
Marathon – 3:00:20


Kristin is a long time distance runner, who began marathoning in 2005. Since that time, she’s completed 12 marathons, including 3 Boston Marathons. Most recently, Kristin has time qualified for the 2017 New York City Marathon. She is a born competitor, but enjoys running the most for the health benefits and friendships it has given her. Kristin is 35 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5K – 19:50
10K – 41:11
Half marathon – 1:30:18
Marathon – 3:11:27


Kristina started running in high school but did not begin competitive running until after her first son was born in 2005. From 2005-2009, she ran several marathons with Team and Training and eventually became an assistant coach for the program. Since then she has run over 30 marathons including 8 Boston marathons and various races of the half, 10k and 5k distances. Kristina loves running and the friendships that she has made along the way. Her current goals are to break 1:25 in the half marathon and 3 hours in the full marathon distance. Kristina is 38 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5K – 18:27
10K – 39:33
Half marathon – 1:25:50
Marathon – 3:03:08


Lauren discovered a passion for running in 2015 after training for her first half marathon. Even though she had no prior history with the sport, after one race, she was hooked! Since her inaugural race, she has completed many races at the 5K, 10K, half and full marathon distances with age group and podium wins in the US and internationally. In the next year, Lauren is focused on the marathon distance and is looking forward to getting faster and stronger. Lauren is 31 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:14
10k – 39:47
Half Marathon – 1:29:46
Marathon – 3:00:26


Maggie competitively swam throughout childhood and into high school. After graduating high school and finishing her senior swim season she was looking for a new competitive outlet and began running. During her freshman year of college, her then boyfriend and now husband, challenged her to run a half marathon with him and she hasn’t stopped since! She have been running for 8 years now and has run 15 half marathons and 3 full marathons. Maggie is 25 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:45
10k – 40:33
Half Marathon – 1:32:30
Marathon – 3:28:08


Megan has been running in some form for her entire life – first away from her older brother, Aaron, then as a soccer player, and now as a marathoner – chasing after her husband, Bryan. Megan ran her 11th marathon in April, the Boston Marathon. Megan is 34 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5K – 20:15
10K – 43:22
Half Marathon – 1:36:15
Marathon – 3:31:50


Melissa has been running since high school, starting off as a hurdler. She then joined the cross country team and then never looked back. She walked on YSU cross country and track teams in college and just kept going. So far she has run 15 marathons. Melissa loves the friendships she has gained and calmness she feels while running. She loves destination/vacations that center around a race. Melissa is 37 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:07
10k – 42:11
Half Marathon – 1:29:17
Marathon – 3:29:40



Michael started running in July of 2010 when a friend at work ask him to join him in training for a half marathon.  He ran his first half marathon at Columbus in 2010.  Since running his first full marathon in 2011 at the age of 39, he has run a total of 15 full marathons and 2 full Ironman races. Michael is 45 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 20:33
10k – 45:59
Half Marathon – 1:36:08
Marathon – 3:16:07


Michelle is a PA graduate student from Cleveland, Ohio and a recent Columbus transplant. Her love for running started in high school and has continued ever since. She competed in college athletics and has continued to race in half marathons and shorter distances since graduating. She hopes to complete her first full marathon this spring. She also enjoys volunteering and coaching the sport. Previously, she was an assistant coach for a small college cross country team and has volunteered for other various running teams and events. Running has continued to be a positive influence in her life and she looks forward to new friendships and opportunities within the sport this upcoming year as she becomes more active in the Columbus running community. She is 26 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 17:52
10 Mile – 1:06:18
Half Marathon – 1:27:22


Paul began competitive running in the UK favoring distances of 10K and the half marathon. Since moving to Columbus he ran his first marathon in 2015 and is now on number 4, the last one being New York City where he came in 5th in his age group. He is still working out the strategy of the marathon but likes to race the shorter distances at suicide pace. Paul is 57 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5K – 16:15
10K – 33:36
Half Marathon – 1:14:31
Marathon – 2:45:14


Rick began running in 7th grade. He competed in Junior High/High School/College Cross Country and Track over the next 10 years. After a nearly 9 year hiatus from the sport and many pounds later, he found the love for the sport he’d lost many years prior and has begun to excel again at distances ranging from 5k to the Marathon. Rick is 37 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5K – 17:06
10K – 37:24
Half Marathon – 1:20:59
Marathon – 2:57:24


Sarah started running in high school and continued racing competitively through college. Although her primary focus as a collegiate runner was middle distance events, she decided to pursue marathon training post-college. Since then she has completed 5 marathons, including two Boston Marathon races, and a few half marathons. Sarah loves trail running and enjoys discovering country roads during long runs. Sarah is 25 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5K – 18:27
10K – 39:48
Half Marathon – 1:23:42
Marathon – 3:10:44


Steve quit saying ‘cannot’ after he challenged himself to finish a marathon in 2013. Setting goals, working towards them, and helping others do the same is his favorite part of running. Qualifying for the Boston Marathon has been his greatest running achievement thus far. He recently finished the Mohican 100 mile trail race and is now focusing on running a sub-3-hour marathon. Steve is 32 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5K – 19:22
10K – 40:45
Half Marathon – 1:24:02
Marathon – 2:56:04


Susan started running more seriously after her first half marathon in 2011. Since then she’s been a competitive age group runner. In 2015, she saw personal bests in the mile, the half marathon, and the marathon (Chicago Marathon), where she ran her first Boston Qualifier. She just completed her first Boston Marathon. Susan is 47 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 21:55
Half Marathon – 1:42:15
Marathon – 3:44:18



Tim grew up playing baseball and making fun of runners until his senior year of high school, when he discovered how much he actually enjoyed pounding the pavement and pushing himself to train harder and smarter. He ran his first marathon in college and has raced eight marathons in total, dropping his PR by more than 1 hour and 15 minutes since that first race. Tim recently ran his first Boston Marathon, and he has competed at the national Olympic-distance triathlon championships for several years. He loves learning about the history of running and triathlon. Tim is 27 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 16:36
10k – 35:40
Half Marathon – 1:17:41
Marathon – 2:52:19


Wendy has been running for 37 years and completed 40 marathons including 9 Boston Marathons.  Over the last few years Wendy began competing in triathlons and has completed three full Ironman races.  Wendy loves the friendships she has made through running and supporting others to achieve their goals! Wendy is 49 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:37
Half Marathon – 1:32:57
Marathon – 3:14:49