News, events and stories from the Prairie Fire Marathon.

Meet Local Joe, Kari

Name: Kari Silvernale
Twitter: @KariSilvernale

Twitter: @KariSilvernale

Age: 54
Family Status: single/divorced  with 3 kids. My daughter Kristiana is a teacher, married to Adam – 2 granddaughters Chloe and Mia. My daughter Rachel is married to Jon, she’s an ER/Trauma nurse, and  my son Phillip works in retail while going to school to be a nurse anesthetist. He’s married to Bernadette
May the 4th

May the 4th

Occupation: Special Education Paraeducator and work as CNA (Certified Nursing assistant) in Health Care
Running Background: Due to multiple issues I have walked the majority of the events I have participated in. I have complete 3 half marathons by walking and many 5K and Tri events all walking.
Girls on the Run 5K

Girls on the Run 5K

What are you hoping to gain from your experience as a Local Joe?: My biggest goal is to run at this year’s event! I love the Prairie Fire Marathon experience both in the volunteer opportunities and the actual race! I hope to inspire those who are beginners in their journey to strive for their dreams!
What is your biggest fear about being a Local Joe?: That I will let those around me down in some way, by not reaching my goal…or that I don’t figure out the social media aspects.
Kari's other mode of transportation

Kari’s other mode of transportation

Favorite Workout Tune: Have to figure this out yet!!