Stevi started running cross-country and track in middle school because a coach made her do it. She eventually fell in love with running, and competed on her high school and college cross country and track teams. She still loves to compete and push her limits today. Her motivation for running comes from the joy it brings and belief that she should use the gifts God gave her. Running is her passion, and she loves pursuing it for the glory of God and the love of people. She is so thankful for the Chosen Marathon – particularly, because she met her husband through running the race in 2012!