Opportunity Knocks is an official charity partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!! Runners will be fundraising for Opportunity Knocks as they train to run 26.2 miles on October 7, 2018.

We are excited to introduce you to Jenny, one of our dedicated team members!!!

Where/when was your first marathon? Chicago 2013

How many marathons have you run? 9 so far.

How many of those have been with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? 4 so far.

Most memorable race/run? My first marathon! 2013 Chicago, I felt like I was running on cloud 9 the entire time!

Is there a race you run every year? I love the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle! It’s the “official” start of running season in Chicago and it always brings out such a fun crowd!

Favorite running shoe? Adidas Ultraboost & New Balance Zante

Hot or Cold weather running? Cold weather – heat and humidity are definitely my kryptonite.

Morning or Evening run? Although I may not be so cheerful, I do love early morning long runs! There’s something about getting your run done and having the whole day ahead of you!

Favorite post race food? PIZZA!

Flat course or hills? Flat course.

If I didn’t run I would… Probably try and still play soccer.

Can’t run without… My Garmin watch. 

What’s the farthest you’ve ever run at one time? Marathon.

Pre-race routine (night before or morning of)? Consume all of the carbs and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Why do you run? To find my inner-strength. 

Why are you running for Opportunity Knocks? Opportunity Knocks is a organization that’s close to my heart. It has provided such a positive impact on our community. I wish I could do more to support such an inspirational group of people. This is my way of showing The Knocks a little love!

Anything else you would like Opportunity Knocks and our supporters to know about you? It’s cool to be kind and it doesn’t cost a thing!