Danielle Steimel

CARA Race Committee

Danielle Steimel began running in 2005 and has not looked back! She embarked on a run/walk program to get ready for a 5K and less than a year later ran her first marathon. She has since run twenty marathons including the Boston Marathon. She began participating in the CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit in 2007 and likes the excitement of age-group competition. Danielle enjoys racing all distances from 5K through 50K, and some of her PRs include: 20:57 at 5K, 35:54 at 5 miles, and 1:38:53 in the half-marathon.

Danielle attended the University of Michigan and DePaul University College of Law. She is an attorney practicing in the area of child welfare litigation at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. She is a member of the Lisle Windrunners and is also a member of the Fox River Trail Runners. Her husband Jim and their two daughters also run, and they oftentimes attend Chicagoland races together.