Hope Hill

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Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Current city: Portland, OR

Occupation: k-8 P.E. Teacher

Instagram handle: @hope.hill

Best running experience: My most enjoyable running experiences usually take place in new, beautiful places. I love getting to explore a new city while running. When I think back on my best runs they are usually mid-morning, in the sunshine, exploring a place I have never been.

Best racing experience: My first marathon that I raced in Eugene, OR. I trained with a good friend and we ran the first half together. I challenged myself both mentally and physically, but having a friend by my side showed me the power of community and how gratifying it is to accomplish a new goal.

Passion(s) outside of running: I love getting to explore and make new memories with my friends and family. I find so much joy in traveling and experiencing new foods, sights and cultures with people I love.

Favorite post-run meal: BREAKFAST FOODS! Eggs and bacon with avocado toast- can’t be beat.

Racing highlights/PRs:
1:24:06 – Columbia River Gorge Half Marathon, 2018