Please welcome our new member and congratulate half marathoner Julie Fernandes!

I’m a new member of the Frederick Steeplechasers, effective May 7, date of my very first half marathon (can’t believe I ran that far lol). I’m really looking forward to running with you, getting to know people in the group, and volunteering from time to time.

I have to give a shout-out to my 4-legged friend Dash who trained with me every step of the way, and many times was a great motivator to keep going. For obvious reasons he didn’t join me on race day, but I’m sure he was cheering me on!