Caroline Bauer

Caroline began running after college in 2010 as a way to meet friends and stay in shape. She quickly realized that she could be competitive with the right training and she fell in love with the marathon and the long runs especially the 50k distance. After a two-year hiatus following the birth of her first child, Caroline joined the Striders Racing Team and became a major competitor in the regional running scene. In 2016 Caroline ran 59:21 to place as the fifth American in the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. She also set the Striders Racing Team record for the 50 mile distance at the Stone Mill 50 Miler. Caroline joined the Striders Board of Directors where she has led the Striders Racing Team. Wearing the racing team blue singlet, Caroline has won races around the region, including the Penguin Pace, Clyde’s 10k, The Annapolis 10 Mile, and the Shamrock Virginia Beach Half Marathon. She has twice run 2:47 at the marathon distance and has the goal of running 2:45 to qualify for the US Olympic Trials. Along the way she‘s met some great friends that she’s run through the night and over the mountains with and had fun racing experiences both near and far.