My name is Nina Clark. I grew up in Naples, FL and began my love of running at a young age. I ran on Varsity Cross Country & Track all 4 years of High School. I held the 800 meter school record for freshman and was the girls’ team captain of cross country my senior year. I continued running in college in Ohio and competed in the 400 meters, 800 meters, and the 4×400 meter relay in indoor track my freshman year. In 2012, I was sponsored as an athlete by the Lin Ladies High Performance team. Currently, I run on an all womens national team called the Oiselle Volee in which the company, Oiselle, is a women’s running clothing line. I enjoy running competitively in everything from the 5K to the marathon in races. I am very passionate about running and my mission is to spread the love of running to others! I hold my BA degree in Sports/Health & Wellness Management and I have done everything from health insurance, to managing a health club, personal training, and currently owning a Nutrition store in Madison, WI called Nutrition Shack. I’m very excited to be a part of the Madison Mini-Marathon team this year and usually compete in the 5K in this race! I encourage others to just get out there and run no matter how big or small of a goal you may have!
Joyce Dieter is an Independent Consultant and Executive Regional Vice President with Arbonne, International and is on a mission to empower those who want to do more and be more to create choices for themselves and their families so they can live their best life and a life without regrets. She has been advocating for health and wellness and partnering with individuals on how to achieve time and money freedom with Arbonne for a little over four years. Prior to Arbonne, she was a full-time corporate professional (project manager) in the insurance and healthcare industries.
Joyce is a busy mom of three boys and resides just outside of Madison in Oregon, WI. Her hobbies include yoga, running and living life on purpose! She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the YWCA in Madison, WI and is active with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County. This will be her 8th time running the Madison Mini Marathon. Joyce received her Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and also has an MBA from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia at Athens. She obtained her PMP certification from PMI in 2001.
I’m Julia Miller, and this is my 2nd year as an Ambassador for the Madison Mini Marathon,
Madison’s BEST half marathon! I’ve run it every year except the first (I had just had a baby in 2009). 2018 will be my 9th time running the Madison Mini! I’ve run 6 full marathons and 17 half marathons. I also coach Girls on the Run, lead Moms Run This Town group runs, and am a Black Belt in karate at Kicks Unlimited.
Emma discovered her love of running after moving back from China, where she had been living for a year. She was looking for something that would help improve her overall health, and running did just that. She ran her first half marathon in the spring of 2015, and ran her first full marathon this past fall. In addition to running, Emma loves indoor cycling. She’s a spin instructor at CycleBar Brookfield and will start teaching at the Madison locations when they open in spring. She loves encouraging people to find a way to move, whether it be running, cycling, yoga, or some other outdoor activity, she loves any opportunity to sweat with friends!
My running journey begins back in 2009, the year after my second child was born. Prior to that I only ran if someone was chasing me or if the ice cream truck was coming but after graduating with my nursing degree and having two small children, I was looking for something to help get my health in check and allow me some time to decompress after a long day.
It started with a 5K with a friend in March 2009 and over time I increased my mileage and I ran my first half marathon at the Madison Mini Marathon in 2010. From that point I was hooked! Running became my “me” time, my stress relief and my challenge. I ran my first marathon in 2011 and have done 6 since. I have also finished 3 half ironman distance triathlons and 2 full Ironmans. This year will be my 7th time running the Madison Mini! Running has also turned me into a morning person, so now instead of decompressing after a long day, I start my day out right, with an early morning run! Even in the winter…sometimes on the dreadmill.
Running and triathlon don’t consume all of time, I also enjoy CrossFit, bowling and bocce with my husband, as well as watching my 2 kiddos participate in their many activities: my 15 year old runs on both cross country and track and field teams at her high school (and can kick my butt in all running events) and also is currently learning to drive (yikes). My 12 year old also runs circles around me and is involved in soccer, basketball and bowling leagues. We also have a 14 year old black lab, who is happy we are all so busy now, so he can just sleep on the couch all day.
Hello Fellow Runners/Walkers,
My name is Lisa and I’m a 2nd-Year Ambassador for the Madison Mini Marathon! I’ve been a runner since the 4th Grade competing all the way from Sprints, to jumps, to throws, and even the Heptathlon! In college, I became very sick and eventually lost my ability to run. After 5 years of medical trial and errors and learning how to run again, my first event was a Half Marathon! Today I run with 2 types of Arthritis and battle other medical issues along the way. But with that being said, I still Get Up, Lace Up, and Am Active! I’d love to see you out there too! If I can, you can!! Anything is Possible if you are willing to try. So keep trying and I’ll see you all at the finish line!!!
Hallie is a current Kinesiology major, and Nutritional Science minor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She works on campus for University Recreation, and also plays for the Milwaukee Women’s Soccer Club. Hallie enjoys photography, sports, and cats, and her favorite color is yellow or orange. She has been running for over a little over a year, completing 10 runs since last January (2017) from 5ks to half-marathons. Eventually she wants to be able to run the Lakefront Marathon, but is not sure when that will happen. This year will be Hallie’s first time running the Madison Mini, and she could not be more excited.