MEMBER SINCE - September, 2015
I am Kevin Swieda and I began running back in 1997 when I joined the US Air Force. I ran my first half marathon with my (at the time) 12 year old son, Sean, in 2009 when we were stationed in Turkey, but I feel I actually became a runner in 2011 when I moved to O'Fallon, Illinois and joined the Road Warriors running group. Since then, I have ran 20 half marathons, 2 full marathons, over 60 5/10Ks and am a member of three running groups (Road Warriors, Michelob Ultra Runners, and Red River Road Runners). I ran the 2015 Dopey Challenge with one of my running buddies, Brian, and we had an amazing time. I struggled with my decision to run it again, but when asked by the RODS team and with the encouragement of some of my closest running buddies and families I decided to kick it out again!