2020 AMPT Ambassadors

Meet our 2020 AMPT Ambassadors!

We’ve drafted a team of inspirational individuals to represent the AMPT brand and help us enhance your race experience. We found go-getters who are skilled at bringing people together and motivating others towards a common goal. They may range in age, pace and background, but together they are passionate and enthusiastic about running and their community. Get to know each Ambassador by following their journeys on social media and connect with them for race tips, discounts, giveaways, and more! Learn more about our Ambassadors and their 2020 running goals below.

Albert Geason

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Arlington,Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 2 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Draft Day 5k

Most Memorable Race: Dallas Half Marathon

About Me: “My biggest 2020 goal is to get the ones around me running! Other goals include running a few full marathons and accomplishing a few PR goals while continually pushing my limits! Most importantly, let’s have fun!“

Alison Moore

Shoots and Ladders Ambassador 
 Facebook

 

Current Hometown: McKinney, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 8 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10k

First Race:  Gobblin Gallop 5k, Fairfax, VA in 2011

Most Memorable Race: Running a 5k with my dad and my 9-yr-old son, the Cherry Blossom 10 miler

About Me: “I am primarily a competitive swimmer but got the running bug from my dad and sister about 8 years ago. I will never be a race winner but I love the social aspect of running (and being able to talk to someone in more than 15 second intervals on the side of a pool!). My frunners amaze and motivate me every day.  My goal for 2020 is to pace more races and complete another half marathon with the ultimate goal of racing the Hood to Coast in Oregon.”

Ambre Gutierrez

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Carrollton, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 8 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Turkey Trot, Frisco

Most Memorable Race: 2017 Rock-n-Roll in New Orleans

About Me: “I started working out in 2011, did my first 5k in 2012, first half in 2013, and the rest is history. Never in a million years did I ever think I would become a runner, but now over a dozen half-marathons later, it’s something I enjoy (or more the runners high after)! My goal for 2020 is to run more consistently, participate in more races, and help others find their love of running!”

Angelica Goodson

Brand Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: North Richland Hills, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 3 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10k

First Race:  2017 Run for Retrievers

Most Memorable Race: First Half Marathon in April 2019

About Me: “Running has become a huge part of my life and brought new running friends into my life. My 2020 goal is to run my first marathon and complete the Triple Dare Challenge. I also want to continue to spread my love for running to everyone.”

Anthony Lipsie

Murphy Ambassador / Hot Trot Ambassador / Toyota Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Irving, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 33 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Last race, 2019 Dallas Spartan Beast

Most Memorable Race: All

About Me: “I retired from the military in 2007. My 2020 running goal is to compete in the Spartan age group nationals in September.”

Ashley Kulwicki

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Melissa, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 3 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Disney Marathon weekend, January 2018

Most Memorable Race: Disney Half Marathon

About Me: “I am a Wife, Mom, Homeschool and online ESL teacher to children in China, and a runner! I began running in 2017 to put a check mark on my Bucket List- running a Half Marathon at Disney World. While running did not come easy for me in the beginning, throughout my training I fell in love with it. It was my quiet time! In 2020, I hope to focus on the journey and not the Finish Line. I want to live for the moments and be happy! I am so excited to be back as an AMPT Ambassador… see you at the Starting Line!!”

Ashley Morrison

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Dallas, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 17 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Cross Country in 2003

Most Memorable Race: 2018 Chicago Marathon

About Me: “I started running in 7th grade because I didn’t make the basketball team and it has changed my life for the better ever since! I’ve run three marathons and 12 half marathons to date, and my goal is to run a sub 4:15 marathon in 2020!”

Bea Gutierrez Vargas

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Wylie, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 4 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10k

First Race:  Wylie Color Run in 2015

Most Memorable Race: 2018 Trinity River Run (10k)

About Me: “I’m a wife and mother of 2 college boys. My hobbies are: photography, fishing, traveling and a concert goer. I began my running journey back in April 2015 and since then I’ve been adding more miles each year. I may not have the fastest pace but one thing is certain, when I run it sets my mind free. My goal for 2020 is to run my 1st Half-Marathon.”

Billy Seaman

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Mesquite, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 8 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  2012 Dallas Rock-n-Roll Marathon

Most Memorable Race: 2012 Dallas Rock-n-Roll Marathon

About Me: “I run because it gives me freedom and peace of mind. I cross train running with weightlifting. I enjoy helping fellow runners meet and exceed their goals, and I’ve made many friends from the running community. I’m 54 years old and my goal is to stay ahead of my age for half marathons ran.”

Bobbi Grimes-Davis

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Plano, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 5 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis

Most Memorable Race: Pacing the Mckinney Half

About Me: “My motto is ‘My race, my pace! I am only in competition with myself, so I always strive to be a better me than I was the day before.’  I love to be of service to others, in all areas of life, and being a part of the running community helps me do that.  My personal goals for 2020 are to run the year (2020+ miles) for the second year in a row, continue my intentional movement streak (2 years and counting!), and make new friends along the way!”

Charles Allison

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Irving, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 15 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 8 miles

First Race:  5k Night Run

Most Memorable Race: 5k Night Run

About Me: “I am an occupational therapy practitioner student for Parker University. My passion in life is to help others become independent again after an injury or something that has impaired their way of life. My goal for 2020 is to finish my first half marathon, to graduate my university, and to acquire a job as an OTP.”

Cheryl Callon

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Plano,  Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 1.5 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Hot Trot 5k 2018

Most Memorable Race: 2019 Wounded Warrior Half

About Me: “I’m a dance professor, yoga teacher, freelance writer, office assistant, but most of all I love to MOVE. I’ve taught other forms of fitness and want people to love moving their bodies as much as I do.  I’ve only been running since June 2018, but I feel like my prior movement training has prepared me in the best possible way for this new hobby. My goal for 2020 is to run an October marathon, but that encompasses so much more than logging in the miles. I want to go into this marathon feeling like I’ve taken care of my WHOLE SELF–body, mind, and soul.”

Cindy Hallo

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Allen, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Dallas Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: Marathon in Reykjavik, Iceland

About Me: “I am a teacher, musician and craft beer enthusiast who fell into running for the challenge of pushing myself past my comfort zone. I’ve STAYED a runner because this sport has not only allowed me to see some of the most beautiful places in the world, but it has introduced me to some of the most wonderful, supportive people I’ve ever met. There’s nothing like 26.2 miles of fun to bring people closer together! My goals for 2020 include completing my third World Marathon Major and giving back to the running community that has given me so much!”

Connie Garrison

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Tyler, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 15 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5k

First Race:  Date Nite Dash 5k

Most Memorable Race: Berlin Marathon

About Me: “Mother, Wife, Grandmother, and runner. My happy place is outside, moving, breathing, and enjoying the journey!”

Crystal Hooper

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Mansfield, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 20 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  2010 Austin Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: Rock-n-Roll San Diego

About Me: “I discovered a love for running in high school.  I ran over the next several years, really becoming consistent in 2008.  My first race was in 2010 and I as hooked!  I have run countless 5 &10K’s, 11 half marathons and am currently training for my first marathon.  As a wife, mom of 3, and Financial Services Operations Coordinator, I work hard to get my runs in!  I am excited for this opportunity to connect with other runners in my community. My running goal for 2020 is a 13.1,or further, race every month!”

Dawn Downham

Murphy Ambassador / Shoots and Ladders Ambassador / Toyota Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Allen, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 1 year

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10k

First Race:  Allen Eagle Run

Most Memorable Race: Disney Princess Half

About Me: “I am a mother to an amazing daughter, a wife, and a high school English teacher.  Though I have lived an active lifestyle since childhood, running really made its presence in my life a little over a year ago.  I love how running can be my time to clear my head or can be an opportunity to build wonderful friendships and created treasured memories.  In 2020, my goal is to continue to find joy in the run and complete my first full marathon.”

Denise High

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Wylie, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 11 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  2009 5k

Most Memorable Race: Mother Road 26.2

About Me: ” I am a wife and mother of 2 girls.  Running has brought amazing friends into my life.  Running has taught me to enjoy living in the moment, the best races are not always determined by Pace.”

Eddie Loya

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Euless, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 2 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10k

First Race:  Little Elm Big Easy, 2018

Most Memorable Race: Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon 2019

About Me: “I’m Client Manager who is also a Pastor over my church’s local outreach, and a runner!  I began my run journey on January 2018, it was something that God mandated and it’s been amazing.  Through running I’ve learned how to fight the good fight and defeat my mind when it says to stop.  I’ve learned I’m unstoppable and with God on my side nothing is impossible.  I’ve also learned how incredibly blessed to have a new family, my AMPT Ambassador Family!  THE BEST running company in DFW!”

Emily Allie

Shoots and  Ladders Ambassador / Hot Trot Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Plano,  Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 2 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5k

First Race:  Shoots and Ladders

Most Memorable Race: Shoots and Ladders, 2019

About Me: “I am a mother to five wonderful children and a proud police wife!  I would never have guessed that I would enjoy running.  AMPT has changed that for me!  I love supporting the causes that AMPT supports, and I LOVE having a hobby that I can share with my daughters, ages 10 and 8.  I look forward to another fabulous year of races!”

Frances ‘Panchita’ Solares

Brand Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Dallas, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 1 year

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10k

First Race:  Young Texans against Cancer, 2018

Most Memorable Race: Dallas BMW, 10k

About Me: “I am a mother of 3, grandmother to 2, and Office/Special Event manager to Dallas Cup.  I started running about 1 year ago, running has changed and impacted my life in many areas.  It brings me joy and LIFE! Other than raising my children, I wanted something I can be proud of. Something I can say I did it! Self-accomplishment!  My goal for 2020 is to run 3 half marathons and 1 full marathon. I am very honored to be apart of AMPT Running Co. To give back to my community and be inspiration for others that anything is possible with God FIRST!”

Frankie Agius

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Coppell, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 14 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  5k Borden

Most Memorable Race: The California International Marathon

About Me: “I love supporting people to run and join running groups. It’s the best way to become engaged and be active. Personally I would like to keep running as long as I can. I call it cheap therapy.”

Gloria Ruiz

Brand Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Rockwall, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 2 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Chocolate Frolic 2017

Most Memorable Race: 2019 Chicago Marathon

About Me: “I’m a Lab Manager and PhD student.  Running is where I get to relax, distress and find time for myself.  I’m not a fast runner but I run as much as I can.  You will see me running a race every other weekend if not every weekend.  I ran my first marathon last year and plan to run a couple more this year.  I look forward to running my 30th half marathon this year.  If you see me at a race, please introduce yourself.  I would love to meet some new frunners.”

Guinevere Everidge

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Fort Worth, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 5-6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Not sure

Most Memorable Race: Potomac River Run Half, D.C, 2018

About Me: “My 2020 goals are to run my first marathon and complete my first half Iron Man 70.3! My family is a running family. My grandpa is a runner, power man, and duathlete. My mom is a former triathlete turned runner, so it was inevitable.”

Gwen Seay

Shoots and Ladders Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown:  Arlington, Tx

Years Engaged in Running:  “Getting started again”

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5k

First Race:  Pumpkin Run 2012

Most Memorable Race: N/A

About Me: “I am a Wife, Mother to one son,  and Treasury Analyst. I am a former runner who is starting over. Years ago I started getting sick with a condition that most Dr’s had never heard of. Running was no longer possible while trying to just function everyday. After years of research I am finally back on track to a healthy life due to Vitamins , herbs and clean eating. Now that my energy levels have greatly improved, I am on a journey to Walk/Run 5’k’s in 2020. I am excited to return to my love of running.  Happy Running.”

Heather Hutchison

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Allen, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 5 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 26.2

First Race:  Dallas Rock-n-Roll Half

Most Memorable Race: Bringing someone in for a 15-year PR or Light at the End of the Tunnel Marathon

About Me: “I love running for the being out there. Love long distances and am not a PR chaser. It’s the community that gets me. My goal for running this year is to simply keep the joy of running strong and share that with others.”

Hernan Rodriguez

Brand Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Lewisville, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 1 year

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10k

First Race: Don’t recall

Most Memorable Race:   Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon 2019

About Me: “I’m very excited to be entering my 2nd year of running. 2019 was a very rough year for me and turned to running, primarily AMPT to clear my mind. Couldn’t be more grateful. I’m looking forward to my 2020 adventures. 2020 goals: 4 half marathons, first marathon (Toronto 10/18/2020).”

Irma Allie

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Anna, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 10 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5k

First Race:  Tyler Turkey Trot 2007

Most Memorable Race: San Diego Color Run 2014

About Me: “It is a pleasure to be a part of the AMPT Running team.  I am a proud police wife and love how AMPT supports First Responder organizations. My goal for 2020 is to run more races and better my time.”

Janet Taylor

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Dallas, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 4 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10k

First Race:  Plano Balloon Festival 2016

Most Memorable Race: Hot Trot and running in Europe

About Me: “I started running in my 50’s  and to my amazement completed  two half marathons at the age of 55.  Running helps me physically and mentally and I hope to keep this “hobby” of mine going for a long time.  I am married (30+ years) to a wonderful man who cycles and I have two grown sons who enjoy outdoor activities while living in California and Colorado.  My second “hobby” is traveling and I make a point to have a memorable run wherever I go.  My hope for 2020 is to help make people’s running year fun and memorable!”

Jeanette Caballero-Bell

Brand Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: McKinney, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 3 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Dallas Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: 2018 Marine Corps Marathon

About Me: “I enjoy cheering and encouraging others on the run. Back of the pack is where the party is!”

Jennifer Cordova-Barrera

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Carrollton, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 8 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Hope and Healing Half Marathon, May 2012 in Amarillo, Tx

Most Memorable Race: Chicago Marathon

About Me: “I am married to my best friend and #1 supporter. By day, I am a Certified Litigation Paralegal dabbling in risk management. Running has saved and changed my life for the better, from depression, anxiety, and my overall health! I love being a runner and hope to inspire and motivate others. For this reason, I also became a Certified Running Coach. I love the running community, the friends I have made, and meeting new people. My 2020 running goals are to cover 1,000 miles running and PR in the 5K, 10K, and half marathon.”

Katie Callender

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Arlington, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 10 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Blue, Red Run in Grand Prairie

Most Memorable Race: Hachie 50

About Me: “I’ve always been interested in health and fitness, but only just recently has it flooded my life. I’ve allowed myself to move beyond comfort zones, engage in new experiences, and push myself to new heights.  As a recent marathoner and Spartan Trifecta finisher, I’ve found unexplainable treasures in this wild ride, and plan to dive deeper in 2020.  To quote Benjamin E. Mays, “It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal.  The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”  I am a wife, a stepmom, a sister, an auntie, a dog mom, a runner, a Spartan, and a reacher.”

Krista Lee

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Dallas, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Michelob Ultra Dallas 13.1

Most Memorable Race: Dopey 48.6 miles

About Me: “My wish goal is to run the New York Marathon.”

Leslie Parker

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Wylie, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 10 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  2010 Azalea Run 10k in Tyler

Most Memorable Race: 2010 Dallas Half Marathon

About Me: “My goal for 2020 is to be more consistent. I started a streak on January 1st to run or workout in some way every day. Some days, I only manage 10-15 minutes, but I make sure I move every day.”

Lindsay Malek

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram

 

Current Hometown: McKinney, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 7 months

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race: McKinney Half

Most Memorable Race: Dallas Marathon

About Me: “I am a mother of two beautiful girls, a wife to an amazing supportive husband, and a recent runner for life. Running is my “me” time and has helped me grow spiritually. My 2020 goal is to run to have fun!My 2020 running goal is to run one race a month with one full marathon at the end. I want to run the NYC marathon for the charity Dyslexia Initiative.”

Lindsay Potts

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Melissa, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 8 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Big D Half Marathon 2014

Most Memorable Race: Hot Trot 10k

About Me: “I started running consistently in 2014. This is an activity that my family and I do together. I am currently training for my first triathalon.  This year I  look forward to my first tri and completing my first marathon. I love to share my excitement for running and encouraging others to try running.”

Lura White

Brand Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Nevada, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 3 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5k

First Race:  Oct 2017

Most Memorable Race: Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon, 2019

About Me: “It’s an honor to represent AMPT for a 3rd year in a row.  My goal for 2020 is to take better care of myself and stay focused on keeping well while running more consistently.  I love our family of Ambassadors, how we cheer each other on, and what AMPT stands for. I hope to continue to inspire others that they can run after injuries as well.”

Mark Hsu

Brand Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Richardson, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 5 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  2014 Halloween Half, Wylie

Most Memorable Race: 2019 Dallas Marathon

About Me: “This is my human form because I’m secretly Pooky the Panda. I consider myself a runner, triathlete, and obstacle course combatant. I believe I’m the only panda in Texas so far but looking to branch out and create a network to help promote health and wellness! Fun fact: I’m a licensed massage therapist in school for a Doctorate in Chiropractic.”

Meghan O’Gorman

Brand Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Irving, TX

Years Engaged in Running: 6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race: Mavs 5k, October 2014

Most Memorable Race: Oklahoma City Half Marathon 2018

About Me: “My goals for 2020 is to complete my 100th half at Cowtown, and to complete my 10th full at OKC. I’m looking forward to returning as an AMPT ambassador!”

Pam Weaver

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Murphy, TX

Years Engaged in Running: 10 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Murphy Maize Days

Most Memorable Race: Big D Full Marathon

About Me: “Run 100 plus miles a month for a year. This will be the 2nd time to do this.”

Patsy Sutherland

Brand Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Carrollton. TX

Years Engaged in Running: 4 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Glow Run 5k, Irving, TX

Most Memorable Race: NYC Marathon

About Me: “I started running and working out after my father passed as an outlet for my grief. I didn’t know I would love it so much and it would become such a great part of my life. I have since run 25 half marathons, countless 10ks and 5k and 1 marathon. My goal is to run a 2nd marathon this year.”

Quincy Johnson

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Wylie, TX

Years Engaged in Running: 8 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10k

First Race:  2014 Dallas Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: Cowtown, 2019

About Me: “I am a father, husband and musician that loves to run. My 2020 goal for running is to be a better runner than I was last year. Stronger mentally and faster physically.”

Rachel Meador

Brand Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Irving, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 14 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  St Jude 5k, Plano, TX

Most Memorable Race: Rock-n-Roll, Seattle

About Me: “I love running, I hate running, I love running, I hate running — is my mantra! But seriously I love running, boot camps, and anything fitness related!! My preferred racing distance is 13.1 miles but I do try to run 26.2 once a year. My 2020 goal is to sculpt my abs to something that resembles I do work out, and to raise funds for the John Ritter Foundation by running the NYC marathon in November . My favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 – He reigns and my story is written!

Raena Williams

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Arlington, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 30 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race: Get Healthy 5k

Most Memorable Race: Rock-n-Roll San Francisco, 2019

About Me: “My 2020 running goal is to PR in the half marathon as well as continue to pursue my healthy addiction without injury! Overall, my 2020 goal for life is to make more time for myself!”

 

Ramon Golen

Lead Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Sachse, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 7 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10k

First Race: “Don’t recall”

Most Memorable Race: Spartan Ultra

About Me: “I didn’t start running until after college. In fact, my wife and I initially started volunteering for races just to help out different organizations and get a free shirt. Eventually we started running in 5k’s and 10k’s and then half marathons and a few marathons. The run community has allowed me to meet and establish relationships with many different people that share my passion for running, trying to stay active and improve their fitness. My 2020 running goal is to run the Marine Corps Marathon with my wife. We have run many races together, but this will be the furthest distance we will run together. – See you at the finish!

Robert Smith

Brand Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Carrollton, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 7 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Orange Leaf Half, San Marcos, TX

Most Memorable Race: Houston Marathon

About Me: “I enjoy running to maintain health, happiness,  and to manage stress. I also want to encourage others to as well to help them become healthier. My 2020 run goal is to run more full marathons.”

Sarah Howard

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Anna, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 3 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5k

First Race:  Dallas Lung Cancer 5k

Most Memorable Race: Run Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon

About Me: “I am a pediatric ICU nurse and a single mom of two little boys. I will be running my first marathon this year at the Chicago Marathon so my goal is to finish without dying. Running is my therapy and I am excited for another year of running.”

Shirley Lam

Brand Ambassador
Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Coppell, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 4 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  2016 Rock-N-Roll Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: Toyota Music Factory Half  Marathon, 2019

About Me: “I’ve rediscovered my passion for distance running in 2015.  Since then, I’ve finished 44 half marathons in 30 different states and 5 different countries.  My long-term goal is to complete half marathons in each of the Fifty States while making life-long running friends along the way.  May the course be with you!”

Stacey Wilcox

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Savannah, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 3.5 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Hotter than Fire Crackers 5k, July 2016

Most Memorable Race: 2018 Cowtown Half Marathon

About Me: “My goal for 2020 is to run every day, reach 2020 miles for the year and to run a full marathon. Through my journey to achieve my goals,  I hope to inspire others to get off the couch and start running – no matter their age, weight or athletic ability.”

Stacy Palmertree

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Murphy, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 5 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  2015 Showdown

Most Memorable Race: The Jack and Jill Downhill

About Me: “After having Guillan-Barre Syndrome, I decided to become a runner. I’ve been running for 5 years now. I’ve completed around 30 half marathons and 4 marathons. I’m a wife, mom to two girls, and PE teacher. In my spare time I like to travel with my frunners to fun destination races. I’m excited to be back as an Ambassador with AMPT for my third year!”

Stephanie Dunbar

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Aubrey, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 8 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 13.1

First Race:  2014 Komen Dallas 5k

Most Memorable Race: Chicago Marathon 2017

About Me: “After running my 2nd marathon, I decided to further challenge myself by getting into the world of triathlon. I’ve completed a few sprint distance triathlons. For 2020, my goal is to PR my half marathon distance and complete some longer distance triathlons.”

Stephanie Kaye Ramirez

Brand Ambassador
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Current Hometown: Irving, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: “Since middle school”

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5k

First Race:  High School

Most Memorable Race: Dallas Marathon 10k

About Me: “I have struggled with anxiety for most of my life and initially turned to fitness for the health benefits but fell in love with it for the community and it has truly changed my life! I used to never believe that I was a runner, but if you RUN, then you are a RUNNER. Over the last few years, I have broken PRs and ran my first 10K; this year I’m training to run my first half marathon! I love the feel of the road during the race, the energy of the runners, the smiles from the crowd and the joyful high you get from crossing that finish line! That feeling is what I encourage people to feel daily in their lives.”

Tam McAlister

Brand Ambassador
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Current Hometown: The Colony, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 1.5 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10k

First Race:  CG Bold 5k

Most Memorable Race: Toyota Music Factory Half  Marathon, 2019

About Me: “I am in my second year of running. Last year I set a goal to run one race each month. I hit that goal and crushed it. I ran a total of 26 races last year, including my first Half Marathon! This year my goal is to run 4 Half Marathons and one full by the end of the year!”

Tawni Carr

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Little Elm, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 7 years

Favorite Run/Walk Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Duke City Half Marathon in Albuquerque, NM

Most Memorable Race: Angel Fire 25k

About Me: “I am a wife, mother, lender, photographer, and a Runner. I ran track in high school but really got into running about 7 years ago. Running has been my calm, my “me” time, my social hour and my way of keeping my anxiety at bay. My 2020 goal for running is to run more and to help others enjoy running! Do what you love, do what inspires you, do what inspires others! “

Tee Kay

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Coppell, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 4 years

Favorite Run/Walk Distance: 13.1

First Race:  Victoria Falls Marathon 2017 in Zimbabwe

Most Memorable Race: Hot Trot Half Marathon, 2019

About Me: “I am fun-loving and new to the USA.  My 2020 goal is to run a marathon in March.  I love running and have signed up for AMPT’s Triple Dare Challenge.”

Tomitha Martinez

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Austin, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 5 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 26.2

First Race: Disney Half Marathon, 2014

Most Memorable Race: Chicago Marathon

About Me: “I am a proud police wife and mother of 2 sons. love to participate in races that are trail-based or charity-focused. Some of my other hobbies include rock climbing, kickboxing, painting, and scuba diving.  I’m excited to be an AMPT ambassador again this year.”

Wendy Banks

Brand Ambassador
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Current Hometown: Kaufman, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 2 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race: Hot Trot 5K

Most Memorable Race: BMW Dallas 10K

About Me: “I am a wife and mom to 3 sons and I also have four debilitating autoimmune diseases. Two years ago, I decided to no longer be a victim of these diseases and along with my medical team and medications, I embarked on a journey to health. That journey includes diet, exercise and now running. Although I still deal with my illnesses on a daily basis, running has given me a freedom that I haven’t had in a long time. My journey also includes telling other people and helping them achieve a better life for themselves.”