Melissa Heaton

Highland Heights, KY

About Melissa: “I live in northern KY and am a fairly avid runner. I love everything from 5Ks to ultras, and love that our area has so many great places and races to run!”

What motivates you to run/walk? My health, my girls having a mom who can do things with them, and running with friends and family. I have encouraged people to get out and run/walk that I don’t think ever would have if I hadn’t been so consistent over the years. That keeps me going, and makes me very happy.

What is your favorite song to listen to while working out? Feet Don’t Fail Me Now by Needtobreathe is a great one

Do you have any kids or pets? I have 3 daughters (ages 5, 11 and 12) and one Sheltie puppy

Do you have a special race day ritual? I have half a PB sandwich and some coffee (decaf) before I run. I try to have everything out and planned the night before to keep stress at minimum.

Any advice for future Queen Bee participants? Focus on the mile you’re in and enjoy all the support we get on this course! This is a great race and you’ll love the volunteers and fun aid stations!