It takes a career. Please indulge me for just a moment. I got my start as an Elite Athlete Coordinator with the Baytown Heatwave 5 Mile back in the 80s. In 1995 hand written invitations to over 100 of America’s top runners, hoping they would join me at the Brazosport Run For The Arts 10 Mile. Leading to 20 years with USATF advocating for America’s best. Three sub 4 minute performances at the Omaha Mile in ’07 & ’08. USATF Club National Champs at Burke in 2012. Zach Hine’s OTQ 1:04:48 at the 2014 Twin Rivers YMCA Half Marathon. In the meantime doing a little EAC work for the Lincoln Marathon bringing no fewer than 6 overall winners.
The passion has become more energized than ever now that I’m working for our own race. There is no question that all serious runners aspire to pinnacles, my joy is bringing that opportunity. Nothing beats the accomplishment on athlete’s faces when they achieve their goals. The bigger their goals, the more celebration.
Valley 7 Lakes Marathon and Half. Another refinement. Honing my craft.