2021 HiTOPS Princeton Half Marathon

Mon November 1 - Sun November 14 Princeton, NJ 08540 US
Training & Pacers



Registering for the HiTOPS Princeton Half is one thing, being fully prepared is another. :) 

There are several online training programs depending on if this is your first half marathon or your are a seasoned half marathoner.

Most are ~12 weeks so "official" training should start in August.

Click here for Example Training Program

The RACE DAY PACE TEAM is provided by Princeton Running Company by Jack Rabbit. There will be 2 pacers for every 5 minute increment between 1:40 and 2:15. PRC invites you to stop by the store for all your running needs from apparel to nutrition… then join him every Thursday night for their weekly group run. 





Yana is back! She has proven that she can pace the 2:00 half marathon group to the second. We love this picture from 2017 capturing the exuberance on Mar Sanchez Miguel's face as she achieves her goal. Join me in wishing Yana the best of luck as she prepares to run a half marathon this August in Alaska for state #49!


Shelby, a Princeton native, is SUPER excited to be running in her fifth Princeton half marathon. As a life long runner, she has completed dozens of half marathons, and most recently she just crossed the finish line of her fifth full marathon! You will be able to hear Shelby throughout the entire race as she enjoys cheering you on even in the toughest of moments- especially up Washington, her favorite part of the course! What she is most looking forward to is running alongside her fellow pacer, and Princeton Running Company manager, Lauren, and her newly converted runner boyfriend Nick! It will be hard to miss this dynamic duo, so keep your ears and eyes out for the wild mane of hair, and lots of laughter.. and maybe even some singing. 













As a former special education teacher, learning consultant, & school administrator, Keri has stepped out of a traditional school and immersed herself into the world of fitness and public speaking. Now ultra runner, Ironman, CrossFit coach, leadership expert, yoga instructor and yoga studio owner (emPOWER Yoga); Keri has spent and continues to spend her career caring for and teaching others. Keri believes in the importance of helping, supporting, and being kind to all beings. She wakes each day with the mantra, it’s a great day to be alive and works hard to live up to that mantra by doing great things.  She tries not to take anything for granted and appreciates the small gifts in life. Keri has a positive attitude, will, and desire to live a good, strong, healthy, and kind life.  She believes that it is important to be grateful for the things we have, tell the people in our lives that we care about them, and do something each day that will challenge us (maybe even scare us a little).  We never know if this day will be our last, so live it up!

In July 2018, Keri completed her first Ironman and in February, 2020 she completed the World Marathon Challenge (7 Marathons, 7 Continents, 7 Days). She is currently Training for Ultraman Arizona, March 2022. Read more about Keri




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