New York State Rep. - Mickie Sanders-Jauquet
Mickie Sanders-Jauquet is the President of the Finger Lakes Runners Club and the race director for the Tortoise & Hare 10K+ trail run. She also sits on the racing committees for two of the Club’s marquee races.
Mickie began running at the age of 40 when someone told her she couldn’t run a marathon. She went from the couch to a marathon that first year and in 6 years has completed 14 marathons, 17 half marathons and 1 ultra; accomplishing 10 Boston Qualifier times. When she is not running, volunteering, or recruiting volunteers, she can be found on family bike tours.
Mickie serves as President of the Board for the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation. She sits on several committees dealing with fundraising and grant making opportunities. She is currently working in foundations and nonprofits to create greater impact within programs serving the local communities. She, her husband, two children and favorite running companion, her dog, Luna live in Ithaca, New York.
Greater NYC State Rep. - Erica Phillips
Erica is a native of Boston, MA and a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Kinesiology. She currently lives in Hoboken, NJ and works in Manhattan in the pharmaceutical industry. Erica has an extensive background in dance, and is a personal trainer and coach for athletes.
Her passion for the sport of running began as a family affair. Erica’s father started taking her out on his daily jogs when she was a young girl and she has been running ever since. To this day, her favorite running partner is still her father.
Erica loves running any type of race – from 5K’s to half marathons. She has completed marathons in Hartford, CT, Providence RI, Long Branch, NJ, and most recently, the Marine Corps Marathon. Her ultimate goal is to complete a marathon in all 50 states.
Erica is very honored and excited to be the RRCA State Representative for Greater New York City. She looks forward to sharing her love of fitness with others and helping all runners reach their fullest potential!