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!