Scroll up and down through the below pages and meet your 2019 bg26.2 and Half Marathon Pacers! We can't wait to see you all on race day!

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Paul Collins

4:30 Pace Leader

Paul began running in high school, but after a 15 year hiatus rediscovered the joy of running during the 2014 BG 26.2 half marathon.  Since then he has been a participated in the BG26.2 every year.  He has run 9 marathons and several ultramarathons.  He hopes to complete his first 100 miler on November 10th this year.  This is his first time to pace a marathon and he is very excited to get to enjoy the BG26.2 with other runners who share his passion.


David Ennis

4:15 Pace Leader

David Ennis started running at the age of 17 when he joined the Marine Corps and it became
something that he has continued for the past 22 years. He has completed many road races
consisting of 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons, as well as 10 marathons. Over the past year and a
half, he has been trying to get over the hurdle of qualifying for the Boston Marathon and will
be trying 1 more time this year in Vegas. This year will also be his 8 th year running at the


Ben Peterson

4:15 Pace Leader

Returning in 2019 as a pacer for the 4:15 group, Ben is fresh off his first full year of healthy running since
2016. He began his running career in 2007, running on his own in races before joining the BGHS program
in 2010. He graduated from BGHS in 2014 and spent a year with the WKU XC/TF program before
transferring to Georgetown College to finish his academic and athletic career. He graduated this May
with a bachelor’s in Data Analytics and a minor in Computer Science. He has completed one marathon,
the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati back in 2015, where he set a personal best of 3:43:27, and he has a
half marathon PR of 1:47:30. He specializes in longer distance events, with a personal best in the 5000m
of 15:37.21 and a 10,000m personal best of 32:26.67. His favorite part of running is the friendships he
has made throughout the running community, and the joy that the sport brings to those that
participate. Ben is excited to be pacing this year and hopes to be able to lead people to that new PR and
help them shatter their barriers, just like the barriers he has had to overcome these last few years with
injuries. #GoStreetSharks

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Phil Weinzapfel

4:00 Pace Leader

Phil started running in late 2009 as a means to lose weight. A
friend encouraged him to run his first Half Marathon in 2010,
finishing in 2:14. Since then, he’s gone on to run numerous half
marathons, marathons, and ultramarathons with the support of a
local running group. Phil’s PRs are 1:28 for the half and 3:05 for
the full. He’s paced a number of races over the years and always
enjoys helping other runners reach their race goals. We welcome
Phil to the bg26.2 pace team for his second year!

Brandon Neal

4:00 Pace Leader

Brandon is a former college golfer, (University of Kentucky) who later in life gave up the golf clubs to now compete in Triathlons.  He ran his first marathon in 2010 and last year’s bg26.2 was his 10th marathon with a PR of 3:26.  Over the past 3 years, Brandon has competed in over 15 triathlons (5 IRONMAN 70.3 triathlons) and finished his first 140.6 IRONMAN last October.  This will be his first marathon as a pacer and is excited to share his passion with others who just love the journey #RunYourLife.

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Travis Martin

3:45 Pace Leader

Travis began running in high school and ran his first marathon in 1992 in 3:08 (Rocket City Marathon). Since then, he has participated in various distance races including full and half marathons, 5 and 10k events, as well as numerous trail and road relays. Travis earned a BQ time during the 2015 Rocket City Marathon, finishing just under 3:03. Travis has paced two other marathons and is joining the bg26.2 pace crew for the third year in a row.


Scott McAnally

3:45 Pace Leader

Scott has been running for over 40 years and has participated in various distance races from marathons to 5k events and triathlons (sprints to Ironman).  He ran his first marathon in 2013 at the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon (3:27), earned a BQ time at the 2015 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon (3:09), and ran in the 2017 Boston Marathon (3:38). Additionally, Scott coaches Cross Country at a local high school in Elizabethtown, KY.   


Cort Basham

3:30 Pace Leader

Cort has completed 16 marathons including 10 sub-3:00 efforts. He started running in 2001 after post-college life made his life-long habit of one-to-two hours of full-court basketball per day pretty difficult! He picked up running and fell in love with it. He set his marathon PR on October 11 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2:50.39. While running brings him a lot of joy, perhaps the most enjoyable part of running for Cort comes through sharing it with kids. He coaches the Bowling Green Jr High Cross Country Team, and serves as the Kids Only Run coordinator for this year’s bg26.2 & Half Marathon. 

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