Are you passionate about running? Do you love participating in Tacoma City Marathon Association events? Are you active on social media and love to share your running journey with others? If you answered “yes” to those questions, then you should apply to be a part of Team TCMA 2024, an enthusiastic group of runners who represent the Tacoma City Marathon Association as ambassadors.

Applications for the 2024 program will be accepted from December 1, 2023 through December 15, 2023. Selected program participants will be notified by the January 12, 2024.

Amassador Qualifications
You’re a passionate and positive person who loves running.
You love sharing the joy of running with others.
You’re active in the local running community.
You’re active on social media. (Instagram, Facebook)
You regularly participate in TCMA races.
You’re currently not an ambassador with any competing programs.

Who Should Apply to be a TCMA Ambassador?
If you love to run, no matter your pace or preferred distance, we want to hear from you. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or new to the sport, if you’re a positive person who enjoys sharing your running journey through social media, we invite you to apply to be a part of Team TCMA.


  • Be active on social media, interacting with others about TCMA events.
  • Post about TCMA events throughout the year, at a minimum of 2 posts a month.
  • Put in social media bio that you are an ambassador for TCMA.
  • Use unique hashtag #TCMAambassador on all social media posts related to TCMA events.
  • Encourage others to participate in TCMA events and share promotional codes when available. 
  • Run TCMA races! We ask that you run a minimum of 5 out of 10 TCMA races.
  • Train and race in TCMA gear when appropriate.
  • Mention any sponsors or partners related to Team TCMA or TCMA races in your social media posts.
  • Volunteer at one or more TCMA event, expo, or packet pickup.


The Perks

  • Two (2) complimentary race entries for each of the TCMA 2024 events (one race entry for yourself and one race entry for a friend or family member).
  • One (1) complimentary race entry to use for a social media giveaway.
  • Other non-TCMA race entry opportunities through TCMA partnerships
  • TCMA race discount code to share with followers.
  • Photo and bio listed on the TCMA website.
  • Free TCMA branded gear/swag.


Ready to Apply?

If you’d like to be considered for the 2024 TCMA Ambassador Program, click here and please tell us about yourself and why you’d make a great ambassador. Please include who you are, where you run, running accomplishments, and how you’d help promote TCMA races to your social media audience and encourage others to attend our events. Please also provide your social media handles and make sure your profile is set to public so we can see it.

Applications for the 2024 program will be accepted from December 1, 2023 through December 15, 2023. Selected program participants will be notified by January 12, 2024.


Check out our amazing group of runners who currently represent the Tacoma City Marathon Association! Keep up with them on Instagram and see which TCMA races they’re training for.


I’m a married, masters runner, and a toddler mom. You’ll likely see me running around Tacoma, as it’s my favorite pastime. I love marathon training, but enjoy racing all distances. I believe it’s never too late to chase your dreams!

Follow Alexis on Instagram: @lexrunslife


Howdy! I’m Allison. My very first race was the 2016 Santa Runs Tacoma 10K, and this year I will be taking on my first marathon! Falling in love with running has led me to new friends, prioritizing “me time,” and learning important things like how to compete with myself instead of other people. When not out training, you can probably find me tinkering with a recipe or searching for the best al pastor in the Puget Sound.

Follow Allison on Instagram: @allisonrunsamarathon 


My love for running started in 2007. My ultimate goal was to qualify for the Boston Marathon (2023 will be my 11th Boston Marathon) and my favorite distance is 26.2. I have a couple goals; one is to run a marathon in all 50 states by age 50 (I am currently on state 34) and also to complete all the majors. I have two beautiful adult daughters and a boy Pug and you will often find me running with my high school sweetheart and hubby of 28 years.

Follow Amanda H. on Instagram: @amandaruns26


Hi, I’m Amanda. I’m a single mom to a young teenage daughter, a recreation professional by day, natural-born non-runner turned costume runner by free time. I started running in 2011, participating in mud runs and fun-themed 5k’s. Along the way, I fell in love with running and especially the running community. I’ve since run 74 half marathons, 24 marathons, 3 ultra marathons, and countless other distances. I’m not fast, but I have fun! Dressing in costume not only gives me a creative outlet but also makes so many people smile along the course, which I love!

Follow Amanda M. on Instagram: @costume_runner


I’m Angela Jones, I started running at 55 years old in 2015 from couch potato 0.0 miles to an ultra 50k in 2018.  I’m in the process of completing a half marathon in each of the 50 states and my goal is to run a marathon in Athens, Greece, where the first marathon was run. I’m a wife, mother of 1, grandmother (Nana) of 6 and great grandmother of 6, who is looking forward to making more running buddies along the way!

Follow Angela on Instagram: @skygoddess7


My name is Bekah and I’m a runner from University Place. I love the local running community, both participating as a runner in races and as a training coach, helping other runners reach their goals, too! I have completed 8 marathons, including Boston and Chicago, and I’ve done lots of half marathons, and 5 and 10k races. Hope to see you at a future TCMA race! 

Follow Bekah on Instagram: @bekahmaego


My name is Brigette and I went from 0.0 to 26.2 in a year and a half! I am beyond excited to be a first-time TCMA Ambassador.  When I’m not busy orchestrating the family life of 5 active children, I enjoy training for and running half and full marathons with my husband. I believe that if I can make it happen, others can be encouraged to do the same and I want to support their journey. 

Follow Brigette on Instagram: @running_momof5


Hey! My name is Candis and I’ve been running since 2020. I used to be the person that tried to cheat on the mile physical fitness test in high school and believed I could never run for more than a minute. 2 marathons and countless half marathons later, I can definitely say I’ve grown to believe that we are more capable and stronger than we may think! When I’m not running, I’m either checking out new food spots, reading mystery books, baking, or listening to true crime podcasts! 

Follow Candis on Instagram: @run.with.candis


I am a Tacoma resident who has been running races (5k-50k’s) over the last few decades. In the last 3 years, I started getting out running and racing frequently once again and also became a member of the Half Fanatics run club.

Follow Danielle on Instagram: @elliemayhem


I am a health and physical education teacher in the Tacoma area, where I also share my love for running through coaching cross country and track and field. I am a former collegiate athlete from Eastern Washington University, where I competed as a triple jumper and heptathlete. After graduation, I began distance running again to stay in shape and find community. My favorite distance to race is the marathon and my favorite TCMA race is the Independence Day 5k.

Follow Dominique on Instagram: @dommeek


My name is Erica and I’ve been running since 2014! My first half marathon was the Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon. I’ve been married to my husband for almost 13 years and we have 2 boys, ages 12 and 8. My 12 year old did cross country this year and that inspired me to apply to be an ambassador! I want to encourage our young people to get out and exercise!

Follow Erica on Instagram: @epybasbearer


I am a runner, nurse and single mom of two teenage boys. I have been running for 13 years and have completed 44 marathons and will be running my 8th Boston Marathon in April 2023. I also love trail running and have ran several ultras. I am part titanium now due to a broken hip two years ago so I am still working on getting back to pre-broken hip running shape. I love TCMA races and have met so many great running friends through the Tacoma running community. 

Follow Jamie on Instagram: @nurserunner


My name is Justin and I’m excited to be part of Team TCMA and is looking forward to meeting you at a TCMA race! I live in the Auburn/Federal Way area, but love coming down to Tacoma for some more scenic runs and to meet up with folks whenever I get the chance. Lots of races on the calendar this year, so feel free to say hi at any point in time!

Follow Justin on Instagram: @jwrinsea


Hola! I am Marcela Rodriguez and I’m originally from the beautiful country of Chile. I have a degree in Communications, I am a mom for two (16 and 13) teenage girls , I am a wife, and I AM A RUNNER. I Started running consistently since 2004, starting off running for fitness and gradually becoming more and more competitive over the years. There are not enough words to describe my love of running – it’s just a huge part of who I am!

Follow Marcela on Instagram: @l.m.rodriguezv


I’m a retired Navy veteran that fell in love with running while on active duty. I ran my first 1/2 marathon in Guam, my first marathon in Tokyo and my first and only 50k in Florida. My motto for running is: Run hard, have fun, finish strong, get a cool finisher medal, REPEAT!

Follow Richard on Instagram: @sp0tted_runner


My name is Tiffani and I was born and raised in the PNW except for my short time spent in the military as a Medic. I love running and meeting new people in the running community and I am also an active member and run coordinator in Black Girls Run Tacoma/Seattle chapter. I work in healthcare, eluding burnout with my love for running and other forms of fitness. Matcha, french fries, and leggings are my small obsessions when I’m not on the pavement. 

Follow Tiffani on Instagram: @acurlylife


I am a 26 year old, former collegiate athlete that found running as a way to continue to push myself and compete. Through running, I have found community and continue to be involved in the community in group runs, coaching high school track, and mentoring adult training groups. I love setting long term goals such as half and full marathons and the weekly and daily process of building up to race day and tracking my progress. There are few things I enjoy as much as the atmosphere at races and being surrounded by hundreds or thousands of nervous runners all focused on achieving their own goals alongside one another. 

Follow Trevor on Instagram: @runnin_payne


Aging athlete staying  competitive through running and raising money for Alzheimer’s and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. I have a goal of running a half marathon in all 50 states.  My 12-year-old son occasionally runs a 5k with me, this makes me very happy!

Follow Will on Instagram: @wseay253

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