Kaye Anne Starosciak

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Kaye Anne Starosciak (born Kaye Anne Pappas on April 23, 1973) is an American long-distance runner. She is regarded as one of the top Masters runners in the United States, competing in the Elite Female Division (Top 50) of the 2014 Boston Marathon and finishing 7th Overall for Female Masters.[1] Starosciak has won full and half marathons as well as shorter distance races and trail competitions,[2] but is known as much for her fundraising efforts on behalf of numerous charities and causes. She competed in the 2013 Boston Marathon, finishing approximately one hour before bombings that forced the race to be stopped.[3] Prior to competing in the 2014 Boston Marathon, Starosciak said "I think people coming back are showing that we're not going to let terrorism take us down. It all comes together to show that we can't be beaten."[4]

Career highlights[edit]

  • 7th, Female Masters Division, 2014 Boston Marathon[5]
  • Winner, Female Overall Division, 2015 Publix Georgia Marathon[6]
  • Winner, Female Overall Division, 2011 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon[7][8][9]
  • Winner, Female Overall Division, 2010 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon[7]
  • Winner, Female Overall Division, 2011 Berry Half Marathon[10]
  • Winner, Female Overall Division, 2012 Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon[11]
  • Winner, Female Overall Division, 2011 Charlevoix Half Marathon
  • Winner, Female Overall Division, 2014 Red Top Rumble Trail Race
  • Winner, Female Overall Division, 2013 Red Top Rumble Trail Race[12]
  • Winner, Female Masters Division, 2013 Rocket City Marathon[13]
  • 4th, Female Masters Division, 2014 Detroit Marathon
  • 3rd, Female Overall Division, 2013 Detroit Half Marathon
  • Winner, Female Division, Georgia Games Run for Life 5K, 2011[14]

Charitable running[edit]

Starosciak is an avid charity runner, raising money for The Shepherd Center in Atlanta,[15] Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research,[16] and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.[17] Starosciak has also run in support of U.S. Military Members and their families.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Starosciak married Matt Starosciak in 1998. They have three daughters and currently live in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.


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  2. ^ Starosciak, Kaye. "Athlinks Race Results". www.athlinks.com. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  3. ^ Thornton, Megan (17 April 2013). "Area Runners Safe After Marathon Bombing". Cherokee Tribune. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  4. ^ Babcock, Michelle (20 April 2014). "Canton Runner Supports Boston Victims". Cherokee Tribune. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  5. ^ "2014 Boston Marathon women's top finishers by age group". www.bostonglobe.com. Boston Globe. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  6. ^ Gomez, Serafin. "Publix Georgia Marathon Won by Divinity Student". www.foxnews.com. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Cherokee Tribune - Going the extra mile Marathon winner law firm team up for military family". cherokeetribune.com. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  8. ^ Bush, Ron (13 November 2011). "Pearce, Starosciak earn Battlefield Marathon wins". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  9. ^ Hunt, John. "Pearce, Starosciak Chickamauga Marathon Winners". www.chattanoogan.com. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  10. ^ "High Spirits". www.berry.edu. Berry College. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  11. ^ Chavez, Karen. "Mihorn, Starosciak Win Downhill Half Marathon". www.citizen-times.com. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  12. ^ Anderson, Janice. "Straight from the GUT". www.getguts.com. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  13. ^ McCarter, Mark. "Madison's Josh Whitehead defends home turf in 37th annual Rocket City Marathon". www.al.com. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  14. ^ Oshust, Greg. "Wheeler grad Gopinath returns to win Run for Life 5K". www.mdjonline.com. The Marietta Daily Journal. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  15. ^ Starosciak, Kaye. "Henry Spiegel Milling LLP and Local Runners Support Shepherd Center". www.hsm-law.com. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  16. ^ "Kaye Runs for Peyton". www.rallyfoundation.org. Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  17. ^ "St. Jude Heroes". www.stjudemarathon.org. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  18. ^ Thornton, Megan (11 November 2011). "Going the extra mile: Marathon winner, law firm team up for military family". Cherokee Tribune. Retrieved 11 December 2014.