“Of all the marathons I have run, the Asheville Marathon is THE bucket list course.”
~Silvia Henry

We welcome Silvia Henry of Kodak as a returning Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador! An enthusiastic runner, having completed 21 marathons, she is determined and a great inspiration to be around! A lover of the outdoors and in addition to running, Silvia loves to hike through the Great Smoky Mountains as well as cross-train. She began running in 2011 and has been in love with it since! Though she’s not very active online, you can find her at the race in 2015!

“Living a healthy lifestyle is very important to me.”

Silvia-OwensSilvia Henry* | Kodak, TN

Hi Silvia! Tell us about yourself: “I live in The Great Smoky Mountains, so I do a lot of hiking in the Fall. It’s so gorgeous during that time! I log miles a few times a week to try and stay in ’marathon shape.’ I love distance running as well as cross-training. I ran the Inaugural Asheville Marathon and must say, it was a tough one! Not only the elements made it hard, but the course as well. I love the fact that I can say I ran in the 1st ever marathon to be held on the Biltmore Estate. I SO look forward to coming back in 2015!”

How did you begin your running career? “I began running in January 2011 and fell in love with distance running! I will have ran 21 marathons by end of 2014. I am very proud to be a repeat Ambassador to the 2015 Asheville Marathon asilviaHenrynd Half.”

What is the best thing about the Asheville Marathon? “Of all the marathons I have ran, the Asheville Marathon is THE bucket list course. Running on the East and West sides of the Estate is incredible. I love that the course is challenging, portrays spectacular views, and offers both road and dirt terrains to conquer!”

What do you do when you’re NOT running? “In the mean time of training, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, friends and family, hiking in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains, and taking group fitness classes in my hometown. Living a healthy lifestyle is very important to me.”

What has running done for you? “Running has shown me a whole new world, opened many new doors for me, and has brought wonderful new friendships my way! I want to pay it forward! See you guys at the start line!”

What’s your favorite post-run treat? “My favorite post run nourishment is TruMoo Chocolate Milk, hands down!!”


Follow @AvlMarathon Ambassadors on Twitter with #AvlMA