Katie Dudek - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in July 2017


5k: 20:06, 8k: 34:30, 10k: 42:57, 10M: 1:11:35, Half Marathon: 1:35:35, Marathon: 3:43:42

Primary Focus:

I am currently training for the marathon

Wish-List Race:

I really enjoyed my first marathon. Now I have an itch to keep running them and hopefully one day qualify and run Boston.

Favorite Run Location:

On trip to Costa Rica with my students, I woke up early one morning to run along the beach in Puntarenas. It was an incredible experience. It was during that run that I really understood the Costa Rican expression "pura vida".

Motivation to Run:

I run as a form of meditation. As a teacher, I am around kids and adults all day long. I love my students and my coworkers, but I always need some time to unwind and be alone. Running gives me that time. I am able to think about a lot while I run, and it helps me deal with life's ups and downs.

Favorite Race:

I love returning to my alma mater each year to run the Illinois Half Marathon. It is where I ran my first half marathon, and it is great to be back on campus each year. I-L-L!

Guiding Quote:

My grandpa is known for his saying, "Keep the faith". My entire family says this whenever anything has us down.


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.