On April 27, 2014 Lauren ran her first 5k, she placed 222 out of 832 runners. A month later she ran her second, dropped her time ten minutes, and came in third in her age group. A runner was born.
From primary school through college, Lauren was a 3 sport athlete competing in field hockey, basketball and softball. After college graduation, Lauren needed something to feed her competitive drive; after her first 5K she was hooked on running. Since then Lauren has competed in dozens of races from one mile to forty including 10 marathons such as Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco, as well as several ultra-marathons. When she is not competing, Lauren enjoys group runs, as well as helping new runners start their journey at a local running shop.
Currently Lauren works in the special education department of the high school that she attended. When she is not working in the classroom you can find Lauren on the field coaching field hockey and softball.