Super Runners Among Us: Julie Favorite

Posted on May 5, 2016

You may know Julie Favorite as the Member Services team member who happily greets you with a smile when you enter the Y. But now you’ll also know Julie as a Super Runner Among Us (and one to watch)!

Julie started running five years ago while in high school. With two older sisters who are runners, she was inspired to get active. That first year she completed a half-marathon, and then she went on to run track her freshman year at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Julie quickly realized that she enjoyed distance running more, so she joined the cross country team her sophomore year and ran throughout college.

Today, at 23-years-old, Julie continues to run daily—completing 70-85 miles each week. So it wasn’t a big deal for her to commit to run the inaugural Naperville Women’s Half Marathon (her sixth half marathon) last month. Julie’s finish, however, was a big deal. She won first place overall with a time of 1 hour and 22 minutes, and beat her personal record by 3 minutes and 27 seconds.

When asked about future plans, Julie said she wants to run a full marathon within the next year. Julie also shared that if she trains well and takes care of herself, she believes she could qualify for the Olympic trials. There is no doubt that this super runner has serious superstar potential!

Interested in being a Super Runner Among Us? Join us and run THE Y RUN 5K on May 21! REGISTER NOW.