Our next 10 Miler runner spotlight… Christine Bennett!

Each week leading up to race day we will be highlighting one runner that has registered for the 15th Annual Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler. This runner could be new to the race or could have run the event in the past.

Our next spotlighted runner is Christine Bennett! Christine has ran the Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler multiple times and is often a member of Hermes Road Race Series. Here is a little information about Christine:

Why do you register for 10 Miler yearly? 

I think I’ve skipped a race or two, but I register for the Hermes 10 miler because it aligns with my running goals. It is scheduled at a perfect time for longer distance spring training purposes. I am also usually registered for the Hermes Road Race Series. 

What do you like about the race?

 I love the 10 miler because it runs through parts of Cleveland that are not typically featured in downtown races. And who doesn’t love running by Lake Erie?! 

What does running races do for you?

I started running with a 5k, and set bigger goals for myself each year. Running a race makes me feel like I have accomplished something new. I have completed races from 5k to half marathon and triathlon! My children look at me, and I like that they see an active, accomplished mom. My 11 year old son ran the race series with me this year! 

What are your running/athletic goals for 2019? 

This year I will be hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail for a week in June. My running goals are are to do the 10 miler and the Cleveland Half marathon to get back into shape after hibernating all winter!