Mile Matters with J&A Racing
There is something we all have in common: we all love running! But we all found our love of running in different ways. When did you fall in love with running?
Kate Napolitano – VP of Marketing
Running along the Snake River in Jackson, Wy while training for my first race.
Jerry Frostick – Race Director
Probably the 1st time I ran with friends in Seashore State Park (now First Landing) many years ago. It made running long FUN and gave me confidence that I could run 26.2.
Ryan Conrad – Sponsorship Director
When I was in high school and planned a 5K with my parents and grandfather for a school project.
Amy Frostick – Race Director
When I ran my first 5 mile race with my Mom on Mother’s Day when I was 13. We won the mother/daughter trophy that I still have.
Matty Sullivan – Marketing Assistant
Running the Champagne Mile for Amy’s birthday last year. It helped me see that running CAN be fun and rewarding along with it being good for you.
Josh Wade – Director of Creative Design
When I trained for my first ever race (half marathon) while going through chemo & radiation treatments. I credit running with helping me recover faster and feel better after each treatment session. Nothing compares to running and kicking cancer’s ass at the same time.
Chris Morin – VP of Operations
Running monster laps with the soccer team and passing all of the cross country kids.
Mandi Kowaleski – Merchandising Manager
Running with a friend in Piedmont Park when I moved to Atlanta.
Heather McKeating – Director of Volunteers
My love for running began the first time i crossed the half marathon finish line and realized all that pride and success.
Lori Cooper – Director of Youth Fitness
When I moved down to Virginia Beach and lost my “Senior” 15 from college because I started running.
Chelsea Flowers – Director of Digital Marketing
“Training” for my first-ever race, the Trantwood 1 Mile Fun Run in 2nd grade. I would run alongside my mom on her bike and we would drink big ice waters when we got home.
Kristy Maute – Director of Communications
I grew up loving running because my dad loved running, but I fell in love with the sport when I stumbled upon the Shamrock Marathon on a morning walk. I watched in awe of all the runners, and I knew I had to be a part of that experience.