Name: Dawn Long
Where were you born and raised? Born in Superior, WI and raised in Wentworth, WI.
When did you begin running? I began running a little in about 1978. My first marathon was 1982.
How did you get started running? I always thought it was a good idea to exercise, which I always did in some form or another. There was quite a running boom in he 70s, so I jumped on the bandwagon.
Favorite distance to run: The Marathon is my favorite race distance.
Favorite race: The Equinox Marathon in Fairbanks, AK has always been one of my favorites.
Favorite Track N Trail event: The Grand Canyon trip
Favorite place to run: My favorite places to run are trails in the woods of Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, and any desert trail at sunrise in Arizona.
Favorite Quote: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone -Neale Donald Walsch-
Favorite Song to Listen to while running: I listen to music only when I run on a treadmill. My iPod has an eclectic mix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Yo-Yo Ma, Of Monster and Men, The Lunineers, Death Cab for Cutie…..not really a running playlist, just music I like.
If you could run anywhere in the world where would it be? I’ve been lucky to have been to a few places I can cross off the list, but too many more to go – I’ll just throw a dart at the world map and let you know.
Other Hobbies: Apparently I collect cookbooks. I love to snowshoe, hike, read, watch documentaries, spend time with my granddaughter.
Advice for new runners: If running turns out to be for you, you will meet many great people in this tribe! Have fun!!