Christina Burger

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Age and Hometown: 42 and Niles, MI

Current Resident of: Traverse City

Years Running: 12 Years

Why do you run: I feel better when I run. Hard to stop.

Running Accomplishments: Completing three 1/2 marathons in 2018 after I had lost motivation to run the previous year. I found my way back to my happy place.

Favorite Race(s): Glen Arbor 1/2 marathon, Running Bear 5K and Beulah Firecraker.

Favorite Running Race Distance: Half Marathon

Favorite Pre-race meal: Peanut butter toast

Goals for 2019: PR for 1/2 marathon, consistent strength training and don’t fear any hill.

Favorite Running Quote:Always, if you can win mentally, you can win physically as well.”

Best running advice given to me: Don’t skip leg day.

Dumbest running moment: Oversleeping for the Bayshore 1/2 land having exactly 15 minutes to get ready and get to the race. Race started for me before the gun!

What other interests do you have outside of running? Kayaking, tennis, baking and watching scary movies.

How do you feel about and how do you plan to represent the Traverse City Track Club as a Race Team member?I’m humbled to be in the company of a stellar group of athletes. My sneakers aren’t the first across the finish line but my hand is always raised for a high five.


I look forward to running with the TCTC and larger running community as we push each other or just share a laugh.