Kathleen McAuliffe - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in September 2018


5K: 20:14, Half Marathon: 1:39, Marathon: 3:33

Primary Focus:


Favorite Place to Run:

It's a tie between Carlsbad, California and La Rambla in Barcelona.

Desired Runner to Run With:

Desi Linden. Chugging champagne out of her shoe after winning Boston pretty much seals it for me.


My parents. My mom was diagnosed with cancer when I was five and passed away when I was eight, but she never let her struggle beat her down physically or mentally. I ran my first marathon for Advocate Healthcare in her honor and more generally, try my best to be the kind of person she was. And as a single parent, my dad worked like 70+ hours a week as an electrician to give my siblings and I a good life, so he always reminds me what "pain" and "work" really look like.

Reward for a Good Race:

No matter how it goes, I make every race day a "treat yo'self" day. I'll usually go shopping at the race expo, explore around the town, have a pint of Halo Top. and generally just whatever I want--all while wearing my medal all day, naturally.


Mountains or Ocean?:


Tea or Coffee?:


Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early bird

Chocolate or Vanilla?:


Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.