Lisa Barker (“Honey” to her grandkids) is a wife, mother to three, grandmother to six and avid ultra-distance runner from Bartlett, TN. In her spare time, she’s a Senior Registered Client Service Associate with UBS, holding Series 7, 63 and 66 securities licenses.

Lisa’s transformation from empty-nester to ultra runner began in 2008 after she read an article in the Memphis Commercial Appeal on how to start running. Intrigued and unhappy with the state of her overall health, she donned a hat and sunglasses and took off using mailboxes as run/walk markers. It was a struggle but she persevered.
In 2011, Lisa began training with Memphis in Motion and has been reaching new heights ever since.

Since then, Lisa has completed fifteen marathons, ten 50k’s, two 60k’s, two 50 miler and most recently a 100 miler. Additionally, she’s logged over 360 miles at The Tour D’Espirit.

Looking back on her early struggles as a runner, Lisa is reminded of one of her favorite quotes: “It took her a while to figure out she could run, but when she did- she changed her life!”