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GWTC Board Profile - Jay Silvanima




Jay Silvanima

Position with GWTC


USATF Liaison

All Time Favorite Race



Boston Marathon 2009 were I married Nancy Stedman, and from my youth the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League cross country championship 1976 Butler, PA


Favorite Annual Event


GWTC - Pine Run

Nationally - Boston Marathon

Personal Hero



My uncle John Danek who served as my second father until he died.  John was an excellent naturalist and outdoors man who taught me an appreciation for nature and many outdoor skills.

Why I run


Exploration/travel, health and the pure joy of motion while on my feet

Inspirational Quotation



I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.”  ~ John Muir

Brief Running History




Started running while in 6th grade, ran XC and track for the Burgettstown Blue Devils, ran for a brief time with the Penn State XC team, but had to quit to support my education as I was not on a scholarship.  Started LDR running in 1998 and have run 38 marathons and 5 ultra marathons in 23 states.