Races

Sarah Swanton

Series Race #20 of the 2023 Season of the RUNColumbus Race Series is the Sloane Swanton 5K Research Run. We caught up with Sarah Swanton, the race director, to learn more about this second-year event. How did you become a race director? I became a race director after losing our daughter Sloane, to a rare pediatric brain […]

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Ross Capers

Series Race #15 of the 2023 Season of the RUNColumbus Race Series is the Hilltop U.S.A. 5K and Ruck Run. Captain Ross is the director of the nonprofit that benefits from the event—the American Legion Post 532 Honor Guard. Who is served by your organization? We provide a final salute for deceased veterans. How does

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Carl Voellmecke

Series Race #14 of the 2023 Season of the RUNColumbus Race Series is the Hilltop U.S.A. 5K and Ruck Run. Carl Voellmecke serves as the race director and president of the Columbus Westside Running Club. How did you become a race director? We had a coffee shop conversation with a community leader who told us

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Dave Mars

We are excited to partner with the London OH Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K for Series Race #7. We caught up with the race founder and director Dave Mars to learn more about how the race started and what it’s like to be a race director. How did you become a race director?⠀Ever since I

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Erica Gutierrez

Series Race #13 of the 2023 Season of the RUNColumbus Race Series is the Running Against ALS 5K, 15K, and 15K Relay, and Erica serves as the race director. This race is deeply personal for Erica as it benefits her long-time partner Steve in the Columbus Police Department, who was diagnosed with ALS in February

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Jenna Rieder

Series Race #10 of the 2023 Season of the RUNColumbus Race Series is the Private School Pups Inaugural 5K Run/Walk Presented by Endeavor Brewery being organized by the first-time race director and RUNColumbus athlete Jenna. We caught up with Jenna to learn more about her journey to starting this race and why it means so

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Andrea Spires

Series Race #9 of the 2023 Season of the RUNColumbus Race Series is the Ki’Wanna Go For A Run 10K and 5K. Andrea Spires is the race director and an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Lancaster. With a growing number of RUNColumbus athletes living in Fairfield County, we were delighted to add a

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Andy Harris

Happy Valentine’s Birthday to AEP Ohio Columbus 10K’s race director and friend to the RUNColumbus Race Series, Andy Harris. If you have been around the Central Ohio running scene for any time, you likely have met or seen Andy (pictured with his wife Cheryl). Andy serves as the director of operations for event management at

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Bonnie Cram

The third race of the 2023 Season of the RUNColumbus Race Series is the Chilly Chili Mile—a one-mile road race supporting Healthy New Albany. Bonnie is the Volunteer Coordinator for several races, including the Chilly Chili Mile, Mother’s Day 5k, and New Albany Walking Classic. How did you become a volunteer coordinator? I  became a

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Linda Romanoff

The third race of the 2023 Season of the RUNColumbus Race Series is the Chilly Chili Mile—a one-mile road race supporting Healthy New Albany. Linda Romanoff serves as the race director. How did you become a race director? I became involved in the New Albany Walking Classic 18 years ago as a participant and then

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