2024 AMPT Ambassadors

Meet our 2024 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 2024 running goals below.

Alison Moore

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Facebook

 

Current Hometown: McKinney, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 14 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K or Half Marathon

First Race:  Goblin Gallop 5K, Fairfax, VA

Most Memorable Race: Labor Day 5K with my dad and then 9 year old son

About Me: “I am a competitive swimmer but love the friendships and socialization you get from running. Being part of AMPT has helped me develop so many friendships.  I am married and have a freshman in college.”

Andrea Ochoa

Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Little Elm, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K or Half Marathon

First Race: Hula Hustle 2019

Most Memorable Race: Hula Hustle 2019

About Me: “I am a proud mother of two teens and found running to relieve stress. I like to change things up with exercise and like kickboxing, bicycling and swimming but running is my number one love. One of my favorite things to do is meet new runners and talk running.”

Angela Clinton

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Dallas, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K or 15K

First Race:  DRC Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: DRC Half Marathon

About Me: “I am a new AMPT Ambassador for this year. I am so excited! I started my running journey in 2017.  I joined a running club and started training to run a 5K.  This started my passion for running. In my spare time I volunteer at Dallas Animal Shelter, I pace lead for a 10K group for Dallas Running Club, and I am the President of the AAPC’s Local Chapter – Dallas Central. I also enjoy hiking, biking, yoga, reading, and art. I draw, paint, and am an avid photographer.  I am a single mom of two young men, Nicholas and Mason, and am a Nana to three grandsons, Charles, Jesse, and Cody, all under the age of 6.”

April Kenely

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™ 
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Allen, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 7 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K

First Race:  Dallas Hot Chocolate 5K

Most Memorable Race: Mayor’s Half Marathon

About Me:  “I run for my mama who couldn’t because her heart wasn’t strong enough. I run for those who think they don’t have the body type to do so. I run for my daughter to show her that anything is possible even as you get older. I run for my mental health, to burn off the Crazy!”

Ashley Cannon

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™ 
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Denton, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 11 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race:  2013 Longhorn Run

Most Memorable Race: Palo Duro Trail Run 25K

About Me:  “I am a scientist and dog-mom who fell in love with running while I was in graduate school. Since my first half-marathon in 2014, I have continued to run because it is empowering and it allows me to experience nature and embrace the beauty of God’s creation. Running has also brought some of the kindest and fun people into my life. In 2024, I will be running my first marathon and I am grateful to have the opportunity to give back to a community that has brought me so much joy.”

Ashley Morrison

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™ 
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: McKinney, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 21 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race:  Middle School Cross Country

Most Memorable Race: Chicago Marathon 2018

About Me:  “I started running in 7th grade because I didn’t make the basketball team and it changed my life for the better in so many ways! I’ve run 7 marathons and 21 half marathons to date, and my goal is to run a sub 4:00 marathon, plus all world majors someday!”

Bea Gutierrez Vargas

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Wylie, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 9 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race:  Wylie Color Run in 2015

Most Memorable Race: Irving Half Marathon in 2022

About Me: “Hola Bea’ (Bee) here. I began my running journey in 2015. I may not be a fast-paced runner, but I put all my heart into my runs because they make me feel free & accomplished. April 2022 I proudly conquered my 1st half-marathon surrounded by my loved ones and my AMPT Family whom all rooted for me till the very end. A few hobbies of mine include running (of course); photography; scrapbooking; fishing; hunting and road-tripping.”

Bobbi Grimes-Davis

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™ and Ambassador Team Lead
Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Plano, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 9 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race:  2017 Cowtown Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: Grandma’s Marathon 2023

About Me: 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.  I get the greatest pleasure from helping other reach their goals, and helping to celebrate the smaller goals on the way to the big achievement.  My personal goals for 2024 are to run the year (2024+ miles), continue my intentional movement streak (6 years and counting!), and make new friends along the way!”

Camilo Garcia

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Mesquite, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 15 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half and Full Marathon

First Race: Half Marathon, Bogotá, Colombia

Most Memorable Race: Chicago Marathon

About Me: “Running came into my life during college as a gift from my mother. I haven’t stopped running since that first 21k (I declare myself as a “runlover”). It’s incredible how through the races I have run, every mile taught me something. Nowadays I’m chasing the six star dream, and preparing myself to empower people to get their better races while they discover their own pace.”

Christina Lapsley

Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Plano, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 10 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 15K

First Race: Shoes for the Shelter 5K in 2014

Most Memorable Race: Sarasota Half Marathon in 2020

About Me: 

Cindy Hallo

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Allen, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 12 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race:  Dallas Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: Marathon in Reykjavik, Iceland

About Me: “I’m 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 not only has this sport allowed me to see some of the most beautiful places in the world, but it has introduced me to 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 2024 are to BQ for a third time, run my very first Boston, and give back to the running community that has given me so much!”

Courtney Eberhart

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Midlothian, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 14 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: Fort Worth Zoo 5K

Most Memorable Race: Austin Half Marathon 2020

About Me: “I started running track/cross country in 7th grade and fell in love. I honestly didn’t think I’d be where I am today with my running, but I’m loving every second of it. I’m currently on a long road/journey in hoping to running my first marathon! Being apart of the AMPT team/family has been the best experience ever!”

Crissy Watts

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Bedford, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 18 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K

First Race:  Run for the Blue

Most Memorable Race: Publix Gasparilla 5K in Tampa, FL

About Me:  “I am a native of Louisiana. I am a competitive hybrid athlete. I am a certified personal trainer, bodybuilder, and middle school athletic coach. I enjoy daily runs with my dog, Bonnie.”

Dee Lewis

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Garland, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 11 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K and Half Marathon

First Race:  2013 Sachse High School 5K Turkey Trot

Most Memorable Race: 2017 Rock N Rock Half Marathon San Diego, CA

About Me: “Running is my therapy and it helps me decompress and stay healthy. It has also allowed me the opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful people. I love working with others helping them to achieve their fitness goals and being a part of the AMPT family will allow me to continue to serve the running community I love so much.”

Eddie Loya

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Euless, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 4 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race:  2018 Little Elm Big Easy

Most Memorable Race: Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon 2019

About Me: “I’m Client Relationship Manager with a passion for serving God, outreach and running!  I began my run journey on January 1, 2018, it was a God-thing 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.  Being a part of the AMPT family has been one of the best decisions and fruitful experiences I’ve had!   It’s a blessing to be a part THE BEST running company in DFW! I love my AMPT Family!”

Gabrielle Jackson

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Fort Worth, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 23 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K

First Race: Elementary School Cross Country Meet

Most Memorable Race: 2016 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Relay (10k leg)

About Me: “My love for running began in the 4th grade with my school cross country team. I continued on collegiate Track and Field. My goal for 2024 is to run my first Half Marathon with my 3-year old daughter, Quinn. We love bringing the party to the running community.”

Gloria Ruiz

Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Rockwall, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: 2017 Chocolate Frolic

Most Memorable Race: 2021 Boston Marathon

About Me: “I’m on my way to completing my 100th half marathon this year. My goal this year is to add more strength training to my schedule. I’m always on the lookout for new running friends, so don’t hesitate to say hi! Let’s talk about all things running together!”

Ima Linzag

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: McKinney, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 3 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K

First Race: Sickle Cell 5K

Most Memorable Race: Longhorn Run

About Me: “I am a graphic designer by trade and have been running off and on for years. I had never truly considered myself a “runner” until last year. It’s not about how good you are, anyone is and can be a runner, as long as you keep going! My journey with the sport has had its ups and downs, but I have learned to embrace the struggle. My goal is to continue to “struggle” and improve consistently enough to run my first marathon in 2024!”

Jackie Johnson

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Desoto, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 30+ years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K or 10K

First Race: Race for the Cure (Supporting my mom)

Most Memorable Race: Heels and Hills 10K

About Me: “Jesus lover, Wife of 33yrs and mom of one.  I’m an interval racer.  I run for fun and I run for peace of mind. I love my running group which consist of amazing and supportive women.   Life Goal: “To fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith….To receive the crown of righteousness which the Lord will award to me…and to all who love Him.”  2 Tim. 4:7-8

Jacquelyn Grand

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Grapevine, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 10 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K

First Race: 2022 Cowtown Kids 5K

Most Memorable Race: 2023 Shoots and Ladders 5K with my daughter

About Me: “I am a Marine Corps Sergeant Veteran. I have five beautiful children. I am 35 years old. Born and raised in Northern California, and I have lived on every coastline of the United States.”

Jane Buthod

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Frisco, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 25+ years, more engaged for the past 6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: 2013 All State Life Insurance Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: 2021 Boston Marathon

About Me: “Coming into running a little later in life, I am now chasing the 6 stars of the World Majors and training for a Personal Best to run the Berlin Marathon as a time qualifier. Goals include for 2024 to continue my Run Streak of 5K or more/day (over 1372+ days now), pacing as many races as I can to meet people run their best races and getting inspired by their own personal journeys. Whether you run a 15-minute mile or a 5-minute mile, we are part of the running community, so let’s all support each other in reaching and accomplishing our goals.”

Jeanette Caballero-Bell

Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: McKinney, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

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: 12 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K and Half Marathon

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

Most Memorable Race: 2016 Chicago Marathon

About Me: “I am married to my best friend and number one supporter. I ran all through middle school and high school and after a long break, started up again for my health. Running has saved and changed my life for the better, and I hope to inspire and motivate others. For this reason, I became a Certified Running Coach! I love the running community, the friends I have made, and meeting new people. My 2024 running goals are to cover 1K miles and work on speed in all distances.”

Jennifer Cruz

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Garland, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: On and off since middle school

Favorite Running/Walking Distance:  Half Marathon

First Race:  Ran my first cross-country race as an 8th grader in South Dakota. It was a 4K.

Most Memorable Race: 2021 Tucson Marathon (my first marathon!)

About Me: ” I’m a wife and mother to 4 active kids. I love running and the running community. Running has always brought me lots of joy and now with 4 kiddos, it’s also my ‘Me’ time. My goal for 2024 is to PR my Marathon.”

Johnny Wise

Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Wylie, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 10+ years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 4-5 Miles

First Race: Kirksey 5K

Most Memorable Race: Mammoth 30k in Glen Rose, My First Trail Race

About Me: “I’ve held a lifelong passion for fitness and the outdoors, and Running is my way of connecting these two. I can be recognized for glowing with positivity, I’m the runner who never fails to flash a smile, offer a thumbs up, or share an uplifting word. Whether racing solo or alongside my wife and kids – my favorite running partners – every stride is a moment of joy. I’m excited to be back with AMPT and look forward to inspiring others to lace up with me on the exhilarating journey of fitness and fun.”

Joseph Brown

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Grapevine, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 15 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K

First Race: Middle School District Meet

Most Memorable Race: 2023 Shoots and Ladders

About Me: “I am always and foremost a Christian first. By the grace and blessings of God I have been able to accomplish so much and have been lucky enough to be apart of many great teams across the sporting world. I got my bachelors degree in emergency medicine and an associates in fire protection which lead me down the road of being a firefighter and eventually a flight paramedic. I have five kids of my own and another four with the love of my life, totaling nine.”

Juanita Tovar

Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Dallas, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 5 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K

First Race: Candy Cane Run

Most Memorable Race: 2019 Trinity River Run 5K and 10K Challenge

About Me: “What started out as a fun run thing to do once a month turned into my passion. My goal for 2024 is to challenge myself and try to PR my 5k as well as complete the Original Dri-Tri at OTF. I love this journey I’m on as well as encouraging non runners to hit the pavement.”

Katie Callender

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Arlington, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 14 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Any distance!

First Race:  Blue, Red Run in Grand Prairie

Most Memorable Race: 2022 Spartan Ultra Beast

About Me: “I have always been in love with health & fitness. It has allowed me to move beyond my comfort zones, have new experiences and memories, and build friendships with the running and Spartan communities. I love helping friends and family find an outlet that they love, where they can build healthy habits and improve their quality of life. Alongside them, I will always be reaching for new goals… 2024 is already full of fun new races and events!”

Kimberly Bass

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Mineral Wells, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 1 year

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 4-miles

First Race: 2018 Make A Wish in Dallas

Most Memorable Race: Mary Jane Run in Long Beach, CA

About Me: “Mom of 3, grandma to 2. I love 5Ks and walking. Just started doing 5Ks regularly last year. First Solo 5K trip was to Long Beach, CA. I plan on more solo 5K traveling.”

Kimberly Kirchner

Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: McKinney, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 11 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race: 2013 Firefly 5K

Most Memorable Race: Love Never Ends 5k/15k/30k trail run

About Me: “I am a Native Texan and a proud boy/football Mom to an amazing teenager. I received my yoga teacher certification in 2013 and have taught over 1,000 yoga classes. I have been the manager of STRIDE Fitness in McKinney since 2023. If I am not running I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and music. Our big dogs, Landry & Cash rule our house!”

Kristin Milton

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Lake Dallas, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 4 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: 2021 Denton Liberty Run

Most Memorable Race:  Alabama Indy 5K & 2023 Cowtown Marathon

About Me: “I ran track while in middle school and high school. In 2015-2018 I encouraged some coworkers to walk around the building/parking lot while on breaks and that lead the HR department to implementing a health and wellness contest that rewarded us with paid time off. In 2021, after being very stagnant from the 2020 shutdown, I joined a local run/walk group that introduced me to running again and participating in official timed races and I’ve been hooked ever since.”

Leslie Parker

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Wylie, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 14 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K

First Race: 2010 Tyler Azalea 10K

Most Memorable Race: 2023 Maine Marathon

About Me: “As a busy mom, I run to have some “me time” and to preserve my sanity. I also enjoy a good challenge and have currently challenged myself to run at least a 5k each day. I plan to take on the AMPT Champ Challenge because I want that Texas magnet!”

Lillian Diaz

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Coppell, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: Since Middle School

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K and Half Marathon

First Race: YMCA Houston Turkey Trot/ Fun Run

Most Memorable Race: 2023 Rocky Mountain Half Marathon

About Me: “I’m Lilly! I am so excited for my first year as an Ambassador with AMPT Running Co. I am VERY passionate about optimal health & wellness. I am a full time employee in Regenerative Healthcare,  and a Licensed Massage Therapist. When I am not working I’m either running, working out, dancing, or hanging out with friends & family! I can’t wait to meet new people this year with AMPT!”

Lura White

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™ and AWARDS Manager
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Nevada, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 8 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K

First Race:  2017 Colors Trail Race in Princeton, Tx

Most Memorable Race: 2019 Murphy Half Marathon

About Me: “It’s an immense honor to represent AMPT as a Brand Ambassador for the 7th year in a row.  I am also your Awards Manager and one of the OGs.  I have focused on getting well this past year.  I will continue to better myself while encouraging others to run, be active and most of all, stay healthy.  My goal for 2024 is to be consistent in my workouts and power walking-running to my ability.  I love our family of Ambassadors — over 60 strong now. AMPT supports our running community and 1st responders while organizing the best 5 races from start to finish we possibly can.  It takes a village.”

Lynda Tilley

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™ 
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Frisco, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 12 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon and less

First Race:  2013 Hot Chocolate 5K

Most Memorable Race: 2019 BCS Marathon

About Me: “I’m 73 and still love running. My stamina is decreasing with age but I really enjoy working with runners at the other end of the spectrum working on increasing their stamina.”

Meghan O’Gorman

Ambassador
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Irving, TX

Years Engaged in Running: 10 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: Dallas Mavs Run This Town 5k in Oct 2014

Most Memorable Race: 2020 Cowtown Half Marathon…it was my 100th

About Me: “I started running consistently in 2014 as I was training for my first 5K. Since then, I have done what I need to do to live an active lifestyle, and have been lucky to have accomplished over 150 half marathons, and over 20 marathons and ultras in the short amount of time. As always, I would love to PR in any distance, but staying healthy is more important. I’m grateful to be returning as an AMPT Ambassador for my 6th year. See y’all on the pavement!”

Melissa Rojas

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Grand Saline, TX

Years Engaged in Running: 2+ years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: Chocoholic Frolic 5K 2013

Most Memorable Race: Irving Frost Marathon (1st Marathon)

About Me: “I’m a wife and a mother of 3. I really enjoy running and being outside with nature. I always look forward to my next run and where it will be at.”

Michelle Read

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: McKinney, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: On and off since high school

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race:  High School Track Meet

Most Memorable Race: 2014 NOLA Rock n Roll Marathon

About Me: “I became a runner my Junior year in HS, when my girlfriends talked me into it as something to do in the off-season. I ran in college at SDSU and have continued running on and off through adulthood. I am a mom and a wife who enjoys running when I’m not at my Crossfit box or out at a baseball field watching my son play!  My goal for 2024 is to run at least a 5K each month and to complete the AMPT challenge.”

Muthu Kandasamy

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Plano, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 15 years (consistently for last 7 years)

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: 2009 Metro Health Grand Rapids Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: 2021 NYC Marathon

About Me: “I am a husband, father of 2 and an IT consultant. I am a new AMPT ambassador. I started running for health reasons and was guided by a couple of friends to finish a Half Marathon. Now I am passing the torch to my friends and community by encouraging & influencing them to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. In addition to road running, I enjoy biking, hiking and trail running. “

Myke Woods

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: North Richland Hills, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 10+ years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: 2023 Skyline 5K

Most Memorable Race:  Irving Frost Half Marathon

About Me: “I am from Ohio. Graduated from The Ohio State Univ. I have lost 200 lbs and running/marathon training has been a key practice in my success. I am preparing for the Chicago Marathon in October.”

Nancy Hampton

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Rowlett, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race: The Great Inflatable Race, Ft. Worth

Most Memorable Race:  The Hotcake Hustle, running in snow!!!

About Me: “I am 65 years and married to Wes Hampton, a new AMPT Ambassador! I participate in Camp Gladiator where I learned about AMPT racing. This is my 3rd year as an ambassador! I love to run. I really enjoy participating in packet pickup during race week, where I get to meet different runners. One of my goals this year is to be able to completely run a 10K!”

Naomi Woodard

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Denton, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 8 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race:  2016 Liberty Run 5K in 2016

Most Memorable Race: 2020 Bahamas Half Marathon

About Me: “Running is my therapy. I try to stay active in some way year round. I do a lot of volunteer work in my community. I love meeting fellow runners/walkers. I like sharing my running journey and hope that it helps to motivates and encourage others to get up and move. My goal this year is to build my endurance and consistency in my running.”

Pam Weaver

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Murphy, TX

Years Engaged in Running: 13 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K and 10K

First Race:  Murphy Maize Day 5K, 2010 in the rain

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

About Me: “Will be married to Rick Weaver for 48 years in October We moved to Murphy in 2005 and love it. We have 2 grown daughters and 3 grandkids.”

Paul Norris

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Coppell, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 8+ years after a 20-year break

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: 1990 Transvaal 15km Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa

Most Memorable Race: Comrades Marathon and the Red Bull Wings for Life runs

About Me: “I got into road running in high school. I was fortunate enough to have trained with some really great runners back then that set my foundation for running and cemented my running passion. After a 20 year break, I restarted running in 2016. I aim to inspire other runners and assist wherever I can to help other runners achieve their goals. So far, I have completed 6 Ultra’s and 17 full marathons. I have no idea how many halves I’ve done. I also still have a slight competitive streak in me, so try to compete in my age group and in the Masters category when I race, but also enjoy completing races with my son who now also enjoys road running.”

Phi Nguyen

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Plano, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 9 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race: Turkey Trot 2015

Most Memorable Race: Dallas Skyline 10k with my sister

About Me: “I love spending time outdoors, and visiting the national parks. In my free time, I like to go climbing (indoor) and singing. Post race, I love to wind down and watch movies and anime. Lastly, my favorite hobby is running because it allows me to enjoy the outdoor view and visit the parks!”

Quincy Johnson

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Wylie, TX

Years Engaged in Running: 10 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race:  Big Easy 5K in Little Elm, Tx

Most Memorable Race: 2019 Cowtown (when I accidentally ran an Ultra for my 1st marathon)

About Me: “I am a lucky husband to my beautiful wife and a proud father of two amazing kiddos. I love all things fitness. I am a musician with songs on all streaming platforms (Quincy Forte) and I am a voracious reader.”

Ramon Golen

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
Instagram | Facebook

 

Current Hometown: Sachse, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 10+ years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race: Minyard Buddy Run

Most Memorable Race: San Antonio Rock ‘n Roll Marathon

About Me: “I didn’t start running until after college. My wife and I initially started volunteering for races just to help out different organizations and get a free shirt (Dallas Turkey Trot and White Rock Marathon). 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, while also trying to stay active and improve my fitness.”

Raquelle Pegram

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Lancaster, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K

First Race: 2017 Inflatable 5K

Most Memorable Race: 2017 Inflatable 5K

About Me: “I am school counselor, therapist, and mom that likes to stay active by walking/running. I started running after I had my baby girl in an effort to loose weight and get back active. I enjoy being able to now incorporate my daughter in running.”

Renee Macneil

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Lantana, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 16 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: Vermont City Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: 2018 Boston Marathon (37 degrees and pouring rain for my 1st Boston Marathon)

About Me:Renee started as a casual runner at the age of 30 but eventually something about it became all-consuming (in the most positive way). Renee absolutely loves to run! As a mom of two who works full-time, she understands how hard it can be find the time to run but to she also knows how absolutely life-changing it can be to become a runner. Renee loves supporting others on their running journey and is always eager to help others achieve their running goals. Renee often thought her own goal, to run the Boston Marathon, was impossible, but now she has been to Boston four times! She believes that if you set your mind to it you can achieve anything, even the impossible. She is thrilled to return as an AMPT Running Ambassador again this year and is honored to be a part of this incredible AMPT family.”

Rick Weaver

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Murphy,  Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 13 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: Dash Down Greenville

Most Memorable Race: Rock & Roll Nashville

About Me: “Married for almost 48 years. I like to keep moving and stay healthy and will continue as long as I can. We have 2 daughters and 3 grandkids.”

Robert Smith

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Carrollton, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 16 years

Favorite Run/Walk Distance: Half Marathon

First Race:  Rock n” Roll Dallas Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: 2022 BMW Dallas Marathon

About Me: “I’ve been employed at AT&T for the last 18 years managing the Mobility Network. After bouts of feeling overwhelmed with stress, both physically and mentally, I found running and gained a new passion, an active lifestyle and a better appreciation for harmony and balance. Running has allowed me to meet and establish friendships with many different people that share my passion for running. My goals for 2024 are to be a better runner than I was last year, to continue to volunteer and give back to the running community, and to continue to spread my passion to others.”

Sandra Garcia

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Current Hometown: Dallas, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 14 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: 2012 Chicago Women’s Half Marathon

Most Memorable Race: 2020 BMW Dallas Virtual Marathon

About Me: “I enjoy the freedom I get while running and the powerful feeling after a good run. I love being a part of the running community and cheering on new runners, new PRs and everything in between. For 2024, my running goals are to increase my endurance and possibly run my second marathon!”

 

Sourabh Shukla

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Irving, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 10+ years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race: 2013 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in India

Most Memorable Race: 2018 Chicago Marathon

About Me: “I love running with people and helping them achieve their respective goals. One of the most significant benefits of running is that it has been good for my health. Running is an excellent way to strengthen the heart and weight management. I have made life long friends within the running community.”

 

Stacey Rotunno

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Allen, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 25 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: Cross Country in 1999

Most Memorable Race: 2015 Chicago Marathon

About Me: “I started running my Sophomore year in high school because I wanted to try something new and fell in love with cross country and racing. I continued my love for the sport over the years and have completed 1 ultra marathon, 11 marathons, over 80 half marathons, and countless shorter distance races. Running has become a passion and a lifestyle! My goals for 2024 are to incorporate more strength training, yoga, and stretching into my training and to run at least 100 miles a month!”

Stacey Wilcox

Ambassador
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Current Hometown: Little Elm, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 9 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race:  2016 Hotter than Fire Crackers 5K

Most Memorable Race: 2018 Cowtown Half Marathon

About Me: “I’m a wife, a mother of 2 grown kids, and a karate instructor. My goal for 2024 is to stay healthy and avoid injury so I’ll be able to run my 4th full marathon later this year. 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.”

Tam Sigler

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Denton, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 6 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race:  2018 Camp Gladiator Bold 5K

Most Memorable Race: 2023 BMW Dallas Marathon

About Me: “Running is my time to reflect how far I have come in these past 10 years. I wish I would have started sooner, (maybe I could have kept myself out of trouble). I typically use my time running to clear my head, to talk to GOD, and to become a better ME.”

Tammy Eiland

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Carrollton, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 20 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: Junior High School

Most Memorable Race: My first New Orleans marathon, and Chicago!

About Me: “I am an ex-military wife, mom of a 34-year-old son. Love helping others, one of the reasons I became a nurse. Like to past knowledge to others. I am only in competition with myself, no one else. Enjoy being a pacer, so I can help others reach their goals.”

Teresa West

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Garland, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 13 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: Half Marathon

First Race: The Mom Run 5K

Most Memorable Race: Tucson Marathon

About Me: “I am a busy wife and mother of 5. I love that I can use running as alone time or use it to hang with my family. I love meeting and hanging out with other runners and am excited to be more involved in the running community.”

Veronica Brevard

Ambassador
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Current Hometown: Farmers Branch, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 11 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 10K

First Race: 2012 Dallas Marathon Relay

Most Memorable Race: 2023 London Marathon

About Me: “I am an Oklahoma native but now have lived in Texas longer! I am married with adult daughters, two handsome grandsons, and a dog. I like spending time with my boys, traveling and of course running.”

Wendi Brannon

Ambassador
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Current Hometown: McKinney, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 3+ years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K and 10K

First Race: Run for Ruth – We Dissent in September 2020

Most Memorable Race: St. Jude Half Marathon (1st and only half so far)

About Me: “I am a mom of 4 girls, 2 boys and 1 angel son, grandma of 2 grand girls. I started running at 44 years old for the first time in my life so I’ve been running only 3 ½ years. I am currently in Grad School and work full time as a instructional designer/technical trainer and volunteer for a few local organizations.”

Wes Hampton

Exclusive AMPT Brand Ambassador™
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Current Hometown: Rowlett, Tx

Years Engaged in Running: 2 years

Favorite Running/Walking Distance: 5K

First Race: The Great Inflatable Race

Most Memorable Race: Hotcake Hustle when I walked in the snow

About Me: “I am a retired truck driver.  I started walking when I signed up to participate in Camp Gladiator. My goal for 2024 is to increase my walking speed to keep up with Nancy.”