Lauren Perkins

QT: 2:42:55

Residence: Brooklyn, NY

Hometown: Northborough, MA

College: Hamilton College

Age on Race Day: 37

Affiliation: Distance Project NYC

Qualifying Race: Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2018

Marathon Best: 2:42:55

Social Handles: Instagram - @lpgongju  Twitter - @laurenperk

Favorite inspirational quote: "The mind is everything. What you think, you become." - Buddha

Favorite song to run to: Diamonds by Rihanna

Go-to breakfast: French toast or pancakes with a side of turkey bacon

Of Note: 

  • Chief Operating Officer, Great Oaks Foundation (a charter schools organization)
  • Helped create Distance Project NYC, a group of competitive women who work full-time. At least a half dozen members are in the Trials
  • "At 37 years old, I think it's incredible that I am still able to improve as a runner"
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