Our 2023 October Runner Spotlight is on Jesus Gonzalez.  Learn more about his running journey below:

Q: When did you start running?

A: 1998 Why did you start running? It was part of Army ROTC training.


Q: How many events a year do you typically do?

A: 25-50 (this was before Bishop Events)


Q: Most embarrassing running experience?

A: Wiping out at Lake Fairfax in the non hazardous part of the course!


Q: Biggest accomplishment?

A: Completing 5 marathons (including Oklahoma City (2014) in the rain)


Q: Something we should know about you?

A: Always willing to inform new runners so they keep coming back.


Q: If you could run any race, what would it be?

A: Boston marathon if I could qualify


Q: What keeps you coming back for more of our events?

A: Friendly and supportive atmosphere for all runners regardless of  age/capability


Q: How has running changed your life?

A: It helps me to keep active


Q: Favorite post run food?

A: One Jalapeño and Cheddar Kolache and one Cronut


Q: Favorite race/course?

A: Burke Lake Park (where I do my secret training)


Q: Favorite parts of an event or things you look forward to at one of our events?

A: The supportive volunteers at check in and on the course.


Meet Jesus at one of our upcoming runs!