From Our Family To Yours...
Oh man, do we love to run! On more weekends than not, our alarm goes off at o’clock-of-early as we prepare to make our way to a race. For more than 20 years, running and racing have been an integral part of our family life. Whether toeing the starting line of a local fund-raising 5K or getting on a plane to travel to a marque national race, we’ve been there. And we love and cherish every minute of it!
I started to run for fitness after college. Racing soon fueled my competitive spirit and my passion for running and racing quickly grew. I’ve raced nearly every distance from 5K to Marathon and even Ironman triathlons. Over the years I’ve raced in Boston, Falmouth, Mt. Washington, Disney, Lake Placid, Florida, Arizona, Texas, Maryland
and beyond. East, West, North or South, if there’s a starting line, I want in.
My wife, Kathy, has been leading the charge since the beginning. A master of logistics, she is hyper-organized and keeps our team on track. She’s dialed in on the best hotel for a good night’s sleep, restaurant for a pre-race meal and the perfect vantage point for every race from Tempe, AZ to Rockport, MA.
At a YuKan race, I serve as the Race Director. As the first to arrive and last to leave, you’ll find me moving water, hanging signs and making announcements. However, there’s no doubt that my favorite part of race day is to cheer runners as they race towards the finish!
On race day, you’ll find Kathy in the registration tent helping runners get signed up for the day’s race. She’s also the go-to problem-solver
for those mysterious car keys and cell phones that disappear on race morning. If you look closely, you’ll see a blister on her hand from the cow-bell she’s always ringing as she celebrates runners that finish their race.
Our kids, Tres and Lily, have grown up at races. Always eager to help, they’ve done it all. Tres is now off to college and Lily is crushing it in high school. These days, you’ll find them at a YuKan race helping to support runners.
Racing is what we love to do. Some folks play golf, some go fishing. We race. We’re beyond grateful for the opportunity to see the determination, grit and joy that runners bring to a race. You, the running community, are our tribe. The courage, tenacity and happiness that you put on display is a thrill that keeps us coming back. Thank you!
Imagine What YuKan Do.