Stephanie Hoppe

Stephanie Hoppe of Hoppe Feet is originally from Richmond, VA and recalls a deep passion for running ever since she was a little girl. From “getting to run the mile!” in elementary school to her first half marathon as a college freshman, she has always loved to run. She was co-president of the College of William and Mary’s Running Club, a member of Fleet Feet Chicago’s racing team, a coach for Girls on the Run and currently works part-time at a local running store. Running is much more than a hobby: it’s a way of life for Steph. She is always seeking a new challenge and has completed countless half marathons, four marathons, an ultramarathon and several triathlons, including a half and full Ironman. The only thing she loves more than running is taking her love for running on the road. She and her husband Matt, who’s also an avid runner, plan vacations around destination races. They’ve gone from Quebec to Iceland and Las Vegas to Mississippi. Steph would love to one day complete a marathon on every continent! Check out her blog at https://hoppefeet.wordpress.com!!

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