Pacifica Runners is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and member club of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). It started as an idea between three moms running with their families in April 2013 to honor the victims from the Boston Marathon. This soon became a Facebook Group. In May 2013, an informal run was organized at San Pedro Valley Park in Pacifica. The co-founders expected 10-30 people and were shocked when over 70 showed up! Realizing the need for a group like this in Pacifica, they started the process of forming a board and joining the RRCA

Flash forward to the present and we now host quarterly 5k runs for all levels and all ages and to put on clinics and workshops to members (as well as non-members) with a variety of subjects and speakers. Ultimately, our goal is to get as many Pacifica residents as possible out running in our beautiful town.

Pacifica Runners Board 2022 - 2023

CO-PRESIDENT and RACE DIRECTOR - Kendra Chun


Kendra moved to Pacifica 7 years ago with her husband, John and two daughters, Kaley, 18 and Kennedy, 15. Kendra had never run before and a friend signed her up for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in 2008. The best advice surprised her - it is OK to walk; you just need to start running again.

Her running sparked an interest with her brother, and they ran their first marathons together, the San Francisco Marathon, in 2009. She recently finished her 10th marathon at Big Sur. She enjoys adding races to her many travels. Two years ago, she started obstacle course racing, she finished 3 races in 2 days in the most beautiful mountains of Italy last year. She has a Spartan Season Pass and plans to do 15 Spartan races, cycling races and many road races.

She enjoys running with her 2 daughters including many 5Ks, the Hazelnut 7K, and 10K Tinker Bell run in Disneyland. She is trying to teach them how important health and wellness is even at a young age.

The best part about running for Kendra is finding someone who is interested in running, pushing them to the next level and witnessing their excitement in achieving a goal they never thought possible.


CO-PRESIDENT - Ami Hodge


Shortly after moving to Pacifica from San Francisco with her family in 2000, Ami discovered that hiking and jogging the many trails was a perfect way to relieve stress after a busy day at work. Having hardly any running experience, Ami began a couch to 5k program and ran her first 5K at the Academy of Sciences Run To The Far Side” in 2004. After crossing that first finish line, she caught the “bug” and was hooked!

Ami, subsequently, ran dozens of races ranging from 5ks to 12ks such as San Francisco’s own Bay To Breakers. In 2007, however, she was sidelined with IT Band Syndrome for 6 months. That’s when she discovered the importance of proper training. By adding resistance and stretching exercises to her running program, she noticed obvious improvements. In 2008, she ran her first Half Marathon pain-free and became certified as a Personal Trainer. She has been helping other runners prevent injury and to find their “inner strong” ever since!

In the following years, Ami was able to improve her half marathon finishing time by 18 minutes. She even completed her first marathon at the California International in 2015. Not only that, she qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon in 2017.

Ami is a certified running coach with Road Runners Club of America and has been a Board Member of Pacifica Runners since 2016.

Ami leads the club's Couch to 5k program. This fun 12-week training program is designed to successfully guide participants to compete the club's 5k races.

TREASURER - Ramona Esquivel

Ramona was born and raised in Pacifica, CA. As a child and teenager, she was never really involved in many sports of any kind. Not until she decided to make a lifestyle change in 2013 did she really get into running. After losing weight and becoming much healthier she began running as a daily part of her workout routine and quickly fell in love with it. Ramona joined Pacifica Runners to help bring friends, family, and the community together to participate in healthy and fun activities. She loves to bring her family out to all the races and wants them to reap the benefits of running and having a healthy lifestyle just as much as she has.

In 2013 Ramona ran her first 5K race and it became addicting. As she became a stronger runner she began training for 10Ks and longer distance runs. She runs the Giants Series races each year along with a few other race series challenges. She also gets out to as many local road races as she can each month on the weekends with friends. In January 2016, she completed her first Half Marathon in Disneyland. After that she started participating in Spartans races and other endurance challenges. Being fit and healthy is a big part of her lifestyle. Running has become her main outlet to combat those daily life stresses that we all face and it brings a lot of joy to her life. When it gets tough she laces up and heads out to the pavement to run it out.



SECRETARY - Kayla Blom


Kayla moved to Pacifica, CA in March 2020, at the very beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Being in a new location during a lockdown brought out the need for a sense of community, and Pacifica Runners was the answer. Between Covid-friendly video visits prior to going out on a Saturday morning run and Facebook exchanges with other runners to find new and exciting routes in the area, Kayla found her people. As the world opened back up she, too, opened up and expanded friendships with this welcoming running community. Kayla joined the Board of Directors in June of 2022.

Kayla had found joy in running in her mid 20s, truly starting to run for fun in 2017 when she started training for local 5ks that soon became 10ks and beyond. She used a Fleet Feet training program in Chico, CA to run her first full marathon (CIM) in 2018. More recently, using the access to trails in Pacifica as her training playground, she ran her first 50k (Skyline 50K Endurance Run) in 2021.

Kayla sees the importance of building community through fitness and strives to encourage others to always listen to their bodies and when ready, to push themselves just a little out of their comfort zone: because that’s where the real growth happens.




MERCHANDISE MANAGER - Jamie Drever


Jamie moved to Pacifica in 2016 from Folsom.  She joined the Pacifica Runners Board in 2019 and hopes to contribute to its success.

Jamie has been running off and on since the late 80’s. Her first Bay to Breakers was in 1989, and she’s done many more since. She was fairly content with running short distances of 3-4 miles for many years. Then in 2013 she decided to train for and run a half marathon with her daughter as a tribute to her sister who lost a battle with cancer. She then caught the bug for the longer distance races. She started running more half marathons and then while volunteering at an aid station for the California International Marathon in 2014, she made a pact with a friend to run the race the next year. Staying true to their word, they trained and ran the marathon the following year.

Jamie’s motto is: “If I can do it, you can do it too." She ran her first marathon at age 48, her second at age 49, and her third at age 50, and has around 30 half marathons under her belt. She believes it’s never too late to start and you are never too old to run. She is a solid back-of-the-pack runner and uses intervals to try to stay injury-free and maintain endurance.

Jamie has a long history of volunteering for worthy organizations. She served on the board of the Folsom Softball Club as treasurer for 8 years and coached her daughter’s softball team, always team mom for little league, softball and soccer teams and has been volunteering her time for running clubs for the past 6 years. Jamie works as a Childbirth Educator/Doula and has many years of working in office management and accounting.


PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR - Cristina Campion



Cristina Campion moved to Half Moon Bay in 2017 and joined the Pacifica Runners board in 2021. 

After a long hiatus from running, Cristina began to run again during the pandemic. While driving along Highway 1, she spotted the Pacifica Runners sign, and the rest is history. The monthly challenges and Strava kudos helped her to keep her fitness on track.

After meeting some training pals through the club, Cristina was encouraged to run her first Half Marathon at the Skyline 50k endurance run, and would continue on to run the Big Sur Marathon.

She enjoys being a part of her Coastside community, and inspiring others to exercise - whatever their pace or the distance! She also enjoys public outreach - and getting the word out about the 5k races that Pacifica Runners hosts on a quarterly basis.



WEBSITE DIRECTOR - Scott Kraus


Scott and his family moved to the Bay Area from the Philadelphia suburbs in 2018, settling in Pacifica with his family in 2021.

He took up running at age 46, looking for a way to improve his fitness that didn't require expensive equipment or a gym membership. With the help of Runners World's "Couch to 5k" plan, he ran his first 5k race, the 2015 Bethlehem (PA) Turkey Trot, writing about the experience in The (Allentown) Morning Call newspaper.

He fell in love with running and ran a few more 5ks, but let his running habits (and his fitness) lapse when he moved to California. Upon moving to Pacifica in 2021, he spotted the Pacifica Runners banner on Highway 1 and was inspired to join, running in the 2021 Tiki Trot.

Since then, with the encouragement, friendship and advice of the club's supportive members, he ran his first-ever 10k at the Vibha Dream Mile in San Jose, first-ever 10k trail run in San Pedro Park, first-ever Bay to Breakers 12k and his first-ever half marathon at the 2022 San Francisco Marathon.  

He looks forward to encouraging other beginning runners to try new things, push their boundaries and see what they are capable of.



BOARD MEMBER - Jenn Kozak



Jenn and her husband moved to Pacifica from San Francisco in 2015 in the hope of raising a family in a place that had a "small town" feel. She has been a member of Pacifica Runners since then, signing up for her first 5k with the club in San Pedro Park in an effort to kickstart regaining her fitness after the birth of her daughter, Winter (now almost 7). 

After dabbling in running since her university days, consistency didn't come until she moved to the Bay Area. With the help of the new Garmin training plans that could be downloaded straight to your watch, she signed up for her first half marathon, the 2014 Nike Women's Half Marathon. The race was such a great experience that she was hooked! However, with the birth of her two kids and some serious running-related injuries, it wasn't until 2018 that real consistency returned. Since then, she has run a few more 5k's, 10k's, half marathons, and her first marathon (CIM - 2021). 

More recently, Jenn has delved deeper into the science of running, fueling, injury prevention and seeing if there was space to improve, even later in life. This led to becoming a certified RRCA and VDOT run coach with the hope of being able to train smart and continue to see improvement without the injuries. It has all been very eye-opening since that first half marathon that she ran with no fuel or hydration!


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