Stacey Varner

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StacyName: Stacey Varner

Where were you born and raised? I was born in St. Joseph, MO and raised in Kansas City

When did you begin running? I started running in High School

How did you get started running? I started running to feel less guilty about smoking cigarettes. I am not happy about the cigarette smoking but am extremely grateful for the teenage guilt that led me to start something I love.

Favorite distance to run: 50k Trail. It is the perfect distance to mentally escape while not feeling physically trashed.

Favorite race: The Great Wall of China Marathon. It was a thrill to run on one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World

Favorite Track N Trail event: The Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim. I love the majesty of the Grand Canyon. It never fails to inspire me.

Favorite place to run: I love running trails. Any trail is good but warm weather is my preference

Favorite Quote: Pain is just weakness leaving your body

Favorite Song to Listen to while running: I don’t listen to music when I run unless I have to run a long run without company (which I try never to do). My favorite song in the face of a solo long run is Happy by Pharrell Williams

If you could run anywhere in the world where would it be? One of my goals is to run a marathon on all 7 Continents. Antarctica and South America are next on the list.

Other Hobbies: Travel, entertaining, Hiking and biking

Advice for new runners: Search out people that run a similar pace and enjoy the friendship, laughter, memories and health that abounds.

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