Katie Gehrand and Kayla Schoettel

Racine, WI

My name is Katie Gehrand and I’m a runner from Wisconsin. The Flying Pig marathon was my first marathon in Ohio as part of my quest to complete one in all 50 states in 2012. My favorite race distance is the marathon but love tackling new challenges every year that may be ultra running, triathlon or bike races. I’m always looking for a new adventure!”

“My name is Kayla Schoettel and I’m also a runner from Wisconsin. I’m a crazy runner with a love for marathons and a goal to run a marathon in all 50 states! I live in south-eastern Wisconsin with my husband and shih-tzu dog, Bella.”

About the sisters: Katie and Kayla are both fun, outgoing, upbeat, driven, and the list could go on. Both enjoy meeting new runners whether it is running with their local running club or just on the street. Katie has run over 100 half marathons and 60 full marathons, but the Flying Pig is hands down her favorite! Kayla is in the process of completing the 50 states challenge (currently at state #24) and has 63 marathons under her belt. They both believe that there is something for everyone at the Pig and the locals have the best cheer stations out of any race. Katie also holds her currently PR on the hilly course too! Katie’s goal as an ambassador is to get others involved in the weekend events and take part in the joy of running and feeling a sense of community. Kayla’s goal is very similar to that as her main goal is to “spread Pig love.” They love the Pig so much and can’t wait to “spread Pig love” everywhere!

Flying Pig Race in 2019: 4-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese (Little Kings Mile, 5K, 10K, Full), Flying Fur

What is your favorite post race meal? Katie: Anything salty – love getting Mexican! Kayla: Beer and anything greasy!

Do you have any kids or pets? Katie: Shih Tzu named Aria Kayla: Shih Tzu named Bella

Keep an eye out for Katie at these other races: Madison Mini Marathon, Wausau Marathon, Door County Century Ride, Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, Mount Desert Island Marathon, Haunted Hustle Half Marathon, REVEL Mt Lemmon, Ft. Lauderdale Marathon, Carmel Marathon

Keep an eye out for Kayla  at these other races: Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, Mount Desert Island Marathon, Run Revel Mt Lemmon, Madison Marathon, Ft. Lauderdale Marathon