We have a team of ten awesome women, tackling marathon training and raising money for Bras for Girls.
Erica is a lifelong athlete and currently lives in New York. She loves the confidence that running has given her and enjoys cooking and baking, traveling, and going on runs with friends (and might be guilty of convincing a few to run races with her). Erica is excited to be raising money for Bras for Girls, and loves the mission of donating sports bras to young girls who don't have access to them, to ensure that more girls are involved in sport and activity, as that was a major part of her childhood. This will be Erica's second time running the New York City Marathon, and her fifth marathon overall.
Jordan is excited to join the Bras for Girls 2023 NYC Marathon team. Born and raised in SoCal, Jordan found her way back home from Dallas, TX during the pandemic where she picked up running to support her mental and physical health. Growing up as a tall and curvy athlete, Jordan believes that running isn't a one size fits all sport, and is inspired by the Bras For Girls' mission of getting girls moving with access to new and supportive sports bras.
I am a Family physician, now practicing part time, as I am the VP of Medical Affairs/CMO for the Eastern Region in KY of CHI Saint Joseph Health. I am a wife of almost 24 years, and the mom of Ellie(20), Will (18), and Rose(14). I have been a runner for 36 yrs., completing 15 marathons and many more races of varying distances. I am a passionate advocate of youth sports as a gateway to physical/mental health and well being for all kids. My husband and I met running NAIA XCountry—and my two oldest are/will be running for that same college this fall.
I am Amanda Williams (she/her). I am an Athletic Trainer, runner, mother, and donut and coffee enthusiast. I have been involved in sport and athletics my entire life. I am passionate about supporting the growth and inclusion at all levels of women's and girl's sports. I am excited to represent an organization that is providing access to high quality sports bras and health education to girls as this is something I wish I would have had growing up!
Caroline has been a running since high school and is looking forward to running her first full marathon after completing several half marathons recently. She is a biomechanics researcher who is passionate about increasing the representation of female-focused and female-led studies.
My name is Laurie and I’m a secondary teacher in northern Virginia. I’m running the NYC Marathon with Bras for Girls because all girls deserve a place in sport and deserve to have the gear they need to do so comfortably!
As a teacher of middle school girls, I know the impact that having a sports bra can have on the self esteem of an adolescent. That’s why I’m joining Bras For Girls to raise funds for their program. NYC will be my 12th marathon!
Dr. Natalie Michelle Welch is an Eastern Cherokee woman originally from Cherokee, North Carolina. She is currently a professor of marketing at Seattle University, as well as a producer of films about Native American sport.
Julie Raye Horton
I’m a high school math teacher who lives in Massachusetts with my husband, 17 year old son, and three rescued lab mixes. My journey in running includes 11 marathons, more than 50 half marathons, an up-for-anything running buddy, and countless conversations about ice cream.