GWTC Board Member Profile - Mary Jean Yon


Name Mary Jean Yon
Position with GWTC Race Director Coordinator
All Time Favorite Race

The ones that challenged me such as Comrades Marathon & the Antarctica Marathon

Favorite Annual Event Run-To-Posey’s on Christmas Eve
Favorite Running Route or Trail Miccosukee Greenway & any exploratory runs while traveling
Personal Hero

Still working on this one!

Why I Run For fitness, stress reduction, travel opportunities and food consumption. What else is there?
Inspirational Quotation "Live every day to the fullest!"
Brief Running History

I started running relatively late in life after other sports fizzled for me. At age 30, I learned what running could be and promptly fell for it. I’ve enjoyed the whole spectrum of races from the mile to the ultra and savored some nice PR’s along the way. I now understand how performance and priorities shift as we grow in this sport but I never want to lose the simple joy of running. To me, the sport is a gateway to new places and higher opportunities and I hope I never get enough of it!