Hello friends! My name is Allyssa Jones and I live in Mesa, Arizona. I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Arizona after college to pursue my teaching career. I am a Kindergarten teacher by day and a runner by night! My love for running began when I was a young girl. Every summer my small town would hold a 5k run to support our local firefighters. Since the age of 10, I ran in that race and knew running was my thing!
I wasn’t very interested in long distance running until I moved to Arizona. Now I have completed 10 marathons, 20 half marathons, and lots of 10ks and 5ks! I have qualified for the Boston Marathon 7 times. My next running goal is to complete the six World Marathon Majors. I am currently training for the NYC Marathon, where I will achieve my third star!
I am so excited to be a 2020 Sprouts Mesa Marathon (formerly known as the Sprouts Mesa Phoenix Marathon) Ambassador! See you at the starting line!