Our Race Team

Eric Patrick Marr

Race Director and Social Media Playtime Coordinator! Look for our ongoing, year-round conversations on Facebook and Twitter, and on our brand new custom mobile app!

Also, be sure to give Eric a high five at the Finish Line!


Rachel Crabtree

Assistant Race Director and Expo Coordinator

Rachel has her own RunTheBluegrass facebook and twitter streams, loves Anton Krupicka and Scott Jurek, not to mention healthy eating!


Christine Navarro

Official Merchandise & Training Run Coordinator

We met Christine while creating some ad spots for LM Communications, a Lexington radio conglomerate. Soon to be married, and also mom to "Chewy" (the dog), Christine is an immense help on our early Saturday morning training runs and when all your online store orders come in!

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Esther Zunker

Horse Advisory Council Chair

Most recently a Writer for The Blood-Horse Magazine, Kentucky's longtime leading publication for our signature Thoroughbred industry. In addition, Esther is a fantastic runner and volunteers her time as a mentor for Team In Training.


Ashleigh Freda

Runners Relations Director and Kids Race Director

Ashleigh Freda, aka The Running Wife, is a photojournalist connecting runners to communities and races through personal stories of strength, training and perseverance. Ashleigh conducts running clinics for children, helps charities raise funds through their running events and works with Race Directors and businesses to build social media brands for their events. Learn more at TheRunningWife.com!

Melynda Jamison

Melynda Jamison & Mare Bivins

Volunteer Coordinators

Melynda and Mare have been serving Central Kentucky in a number of selfless roles for many years, and when they aren't helping with RunTheBluegrass they lead CASA of Lexington's charge to help Bluegrass area children.


Cherlynn Stevenson

Concierge & Experience the Bluegrass Coordinator

Cher has been working "behind-the-scenes" at RTB for the past 3 years now in many different capacities, including volunteer, wine pouring girl at the pre-race dinner, and everything in between. Personally, we know her as the Paula Deen of Kentucky - she knows how to plan a party!


Lakeshore Athletic Services

Course Management

Lakeshore Athletic Services provides professional race management, logistics, timing services and race equipment to road races and multi-sport events throughout the United States. Lakeshore Athletic Services is headquartered just outside of Chicago.



Ricky Campbell, Bethany Williams, Zeke Smith, Caren Craigo

In business for over five years now, APTiming is made up of local runners in the Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia tri-state area and provides excellent race timing services.