What drives
you to run?

Inspiring Detroit,
One Mile at a Time


No matter what we are trying to accomplish in life, we all have a driving force. We are always working towards something, whether it be a goal or a dream. But sometimes it is hard to get motivated, and it feels like there are just too many obstacles to overcome. Your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers want to share the stories of five incredible participants in this year’s Detroit Half Marathon (Oct. 20, 2013). Along with the participants, your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers want you realize that you have the ability to accomplish your goals, no matter what seems to be standing in your way.

Through a series of videos posted on ChevyDetroit.com, follow the training routines, advice, adversity, and the heartfelt moments of our five participants. Each one is running for a different reason, but all share the common goal of inspiring thousands!

Race Day!

In the final video of the "What Drives You to Run?" series, each of the 5 participants discuss their thoughts and feelings both pre and post race. They all successfully completed the half-marathon, and your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers could not be more proud and honored to have been able to share their journey along the way.

Congratulations Heather, Shawn, Catherine, Greg, Jessica, and everyone else who participated in the 2013 Detroit Marathon/Half-Marathon!

Meet the Runners

Shawn Marie Panter

Age : 34
City : Lake Fenton, MI
Running Since : 2011

What Drives Her?

I run to clear my mind, to help with the stress of everyday life, the stress of being a single parent and young widow. I started running to honor Brian with the Gift of Life Run.

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Catherine Goddard

Age : 59
City : Royal Oak, MI
Running Since : 2010

What Drives Her?

I had an 'aha' moment when my husband and I had the opportunity to visit our daughter in September 2010. She was then living in New Zealand...

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Heather Quinlan

Age : 32
City : Sterling Heights, MI
Running Since : 2011

What Drives Her?

Ultimately, what drives me to run is change. Running has changed me physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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Jessica Paciorek

Age : 24
City : Ferndale, MI
Running Since : 2011

What Drives Her?

My drive to run comes from within. I love the way I feel, the strength and confidence it brings, the clarity I gain, and it relieves the stress of a long day.

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Greg Gibbs

Age : 44
City : Rochester Hills, MI
Running Since : 2008

What Drives Him?

I am running to raise money for a charity that puts clean water wells in a very needy part of northern Kenya...

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