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Introducing the Racine MultiSports Team! We are very proud of this tallented group of people who dedicate themselves to providing excellent service to the athletes who race with us and the clients we work with.

Ken Racine

Founder/Owner
Race Director
Head Timer

Year Started RMS: 2007

Ken successfully established his first triathlon in 2007 (Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon). He now owns and operates 7 event series (15 individual races). By 2009 he launched a client based service division, Racine Timing, to offer timing and race management services to groups and organizations wanting their own running or multi-sport events which has grown to well over 60 different races annually.

Ken competed in triathlons in the 20-24 age group as a young athlete and then returned to endurance sports at age 35 after establishing his career and family. By 2001 he was competing again and this time it was that dedication that gave him the desire to be involved in the triathlon scene and establish Racine MultiSports.

It became a dream of Ken’s to organize and direct his own race after competing in his early 20’s. “I find it very rewarding to give back to the sport of triathlon, which has given so much to me, through the races we have created”. “The most satisfying part of establishing RMS was building the business with my entire family”.

In 2015 Ken resigned from a 22 year career in Logistics and Distribution, where he was the Director of Warehousing for Dot Foods, to pursue his business full time. He credits his business experience, leadership skills and ability to run a company to his college education and time spent working in the logistic and distribution industry.

When not running his businesses, Ken enjoys staying active. He is a volunteer Mountain Safety member at Whitetail Ski Resort and enjoys swimming, biking, running, golf and water skiing. But the thing he enjoys the most is being with his family and watching his kids develop into incredible young adults.

Lisa Racine

Director of Registration
Finish Line

Year Started RMS: 2007

Lisa as been with Racine MultiSports  (RMS) since the beginning in 2007. Lisa got involved with RMS to support her husband, RMS founder Ken, and help him to fulfill his dream. Lisa’s main role on the team is Registration and Finish Line Director (and any other job Ken has for her!) Lisa would like to see RMS grow in order to serve more athletes with the quality race experience that RMS provides. She likes the fact that RMS is a family business and able to make personal connections with the athletes that we serve. She believes RMS  “works” because it is a true family business. “We all work together as a family.”

Lisa is the mom of two children, Brandon & Bailey, both of whom are involved in RMS. Lisa works for Washington County Public Schools teaching fifth grade students at Clear Spring Elementary School.

Favorite Racine MultiSports race: Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon because this was our first race. It is a race that is perfect for all athletes from beginners to elites.

Brandon Racine

Operations

Year Started RMS: 2007

Brandon has been with RMS since the beginning! He was only 9 years old when things got started but was helping with many of the tasks required to produce races. Over the years Brandon has developed many skills that make him a valuable member of the team. He supports all areas of RMS.

Brandon has also been racing since he was 7 years old and holds several wins and many podium finishes in RMS races. His favorite race is the Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon since it is the race he competed the most times out of the 15 RMS races.

The thing Brandon likes best is that he gets to be with his family and help others at the same time.

Brandon is now a Freshman studying Electrical Engineering at Geneva College. He represents Geneva on the Cross County, Indoor and Outdoor Track teams. He continues to work the family business in his spare time and looks forward to pursuing distance running and triathlon upon graduating college.

Bailey Racine

Registration
Finish Line

Year Started RMS: 2007

Bailey has been with RMS since the beginning! She was only 6 years old when things got started but was helping with small tasks. Over the years Bailey has developed many skills that make her a valuable member of the team. She has become a registration and finish line expert!

Bailey began racing at age 6 and competed in all of our youth events. Her favorite race is the Luray Sprint and International Triathlons because she gets to travel for the event and spend the entire weekend in Luray.

The thing Bailey likes best is that she gets to be with her family and help others at the same time.

Bailey is a Sophomore in high school and enjoys running cross country, outdoor track and playing on the JV basketball team.

Laura Oates

Marketing & Advertising
Graphic Design/Web Design
Administration

Year Started RMS: 2014

Laura has worked with Racine MultiSports since the beginning when she designed the Racine MultiSports logo and their other race series logos. In 2014 Laura joined the Racine MultiSports team more permanently. She now manages the marketing and advertising, purchasing, and does all the graphic design (including print, web, and video) for Racine MultiSports, as well as helps several Racine Timing clients with their design needs.

Laura has 20 years experience in Graphic Design. Laura has a degree in Graphic Design from Shepherd University where she was president of the Universities chapter of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists). Laura worked several years as a graphic designer at a national level, then started her own graphic design business 10 years ago which has grown and now has clients all over the country.

In her spare time Laura enjoys running, baking, and volunteering at her church where she writes and directs the children’s productions. Laura also enjoys traveling with her husband Doug, of 15 years, and their 3 boys.

Mark Neubauer

Head Timer
Operations

Year Started RMS: 2007

Mark has been with Racine MultiSports since 2007, the beginning! Mark was on the team that started the Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon. He enjoyed doing that and began helping Ken with other local races. Mark’s Role on the team is Head Timer, Operations, and a little bit of everything else! His goals within Racine MultiSports is to continue to time races and help grow the business. Mark enjoys developing and implementing new technologies for Racine MultiSports, to enhance the racer and spectator experience. “Since starting working with Racine MultiSports, I have worked with so many great clients and learned so much about the dozens of details required to successfully execute a race. Even the simplest 5k involves countless hours of planning. I also have learned about lots of great races in the area, with numerous choices for first timers through the grizzly veteran racers.”

Mark’s day job is being a structural engineer at JLG Industries, designing mobile elevating work platforms and rough terrain forklifts. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is a registered Professional Engineer. Mark’s race history includes triathlons (sprint, international, half-IM, full-IM) and running races (5k, 10k, 15k, half marathon, marathon, 50k, 50 mile), and a goal of completing a few 50k trail running races. Outside of work and racing, Mark enjoys working with his wife Keely at their small farmette, taking care of their animals (2 horses, 2 ponies, 1 dog, 4 cats), growing produce in their vegetable garden, and hiking and biking as time permits.

Favorite Racine MultiSports race: “Ft. Ritchie Triathlon. Great venue for a race, feels remote but very close to Frederick, Baltimore, DC. Bike course is challenging but fair. Fun atmosphere for spectating with numerous times for friends and family to see the athletes during the race.”

Doug McBurney

Head Timer
Operations

Year Started RMS: 2014

Doug has been with Racine MultiSports since 2014. He has participated in numerous running races and wanted to learn about the timing of them, so he decided to join the Racine MultiSports team. Doug began helping as a Timer and has learned and worked his way up to now a Head Timer. Doug enjoys the people he works with on the team and wants to continue to add more races where he is the Head Timer.

Doug is a fifth grade teacher at Clear Spring Elementary School. His family includes his wife Lindsay and their daughter Ella. Doug likes to play golf when possible and enjoys watching the Michigan Wolverines.

Favorite Racine MultiSports race: Luray Triathlon, the atmosphere is so great and the town is so hospitable.

Leslie Puzio

Race Director
Operations
Head Timer (in training)

Year Started RMS: 2015

Leslie has been on the Racine MultiSports team since 2015. Leslie first encounter with Racine MultiSports was in 2012 when she raced on a relay team at Fort Ritchie and won. Leslie loves the sport of triathlon and endurance sports in general and after racing with RMS and truly enjoying their fun-filled and supportive events, she wanted to be a part of the team.

Leslie started out as a part of the Timing team helping support the functions of races and has since grown to become a USAT Certified Race Director and also training to become a head timer. She also enjoy leading teams to support several clients who have weekend long events.

In the future she hopes to expand her roles and knowledge and help RMS grow as a company without losing that small, close feel.

When asked what she likes best about working for Racine MultiSports, Leslie responded, ” I enjoy the fact that I have gotten to know the Racine family pretty closely and they have gotten to know mine. They care about me not only as a team member, but as a person, a Mom, and an athlete. I also truly appreciate the capabilities the RMS ownership has seen in me and allowed me to grow. Their faith and confidence in me is second to none.

Favorite Racine MultiSports Event: “That’s a tough one. I really love racing Ft. Ritchie for the challenge, but Luray is so serene and just relaxing and beautiful. Everything about Luray is just fabulous.”

Leslie works full time at Frederick Community College where she is the Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing services, as well as the Program Manager for the Sign Language Interpreter Program. She is a certified interpreter as well. Leslie has been married to her wife, Jen since 2009 and they have a super-energetic, fun-loving son- Jayden who was born in 2012. She is an athlete who truly loves the sport of triathlon, but also is continuing to try to love running. She loves to try new races and enjoys the challenges each one brings. Leslie loves to read and crochet in her down-time. Her favorite place to get-away is the beach- “The calm and sounds of the ocean bring me true happiness and peace.”

Anita Smith

Registration
Finish Line

Year Started RMS: 2008

Anita has been with us since 2008. She joined the team after being approached by Ken and Lisa and asked to join RMS. Anita’s responsibilities on the team are  Registration, Finish Line, and Awards, although she helps whenever and wherever needed, and looks forward to learning more. She really enjoys the athletes that RMS serves,  “Everyone has their own story about the hows and whys they compete and it is interesting to me to hear their back stories.”

Anita is married to Wayne Smith and they have three children.  She is very active at the high school level with track and field with officiating and volunteer coaching of the throws.  When she is not at a track meet, she enjoy spending time with her family and hanging out at the beach.

Favorite Racine MultiSports race: love watching the kids tri’s.  It is so much fun to see their faces as they complete the three events.

Keith Bloyer

Operations

Year Started RMS: 2010

Keith has been on the Racine MultiSports Team since 2010. Keith got involved with Racine MultiSports when he started helping out as a kayaker at the Open Water Swim Practices. Now he is in Operations, but it’s actually hard to put him in a category since he does so much for the team. Keith enjoys supporting the participants, and being outdoors. He looks forward to continuing to be a part of the growing Racine MultiSports company.

Keith’s hobbies include kayaking, swimming, and woodworking, all of which he puts to good use working with Racine MultiSports.

Favorite Racine MultiSports race: Fort Ritchie events because of the setting (mountains, no interstate nearby)

Steve Church

Timing “Chip Man”

Year Started RMS: 2013

Steve joined the Racine MultiSports team in 2013. He got involved because he was so impressed with Ken’s precise work and concentration especially under stress and wanted to help bring new athletes to the races. Steve’s role is primarily the “Chip Man.”  He also is support in registration and at the Finish Line.
Steve’s goal in 2017 is to have less than 1% loss of timing chips.

Steve really enjoys the comradery of the Racine MultiSports team and appreciate their skills and attentiveness. He also loves the energy of our participants. Steve is thrilled with the participation of more young girls and guys who enter and finish well, which he believes our area track and cross country teams will reap from their efforts.

Steve has retired from 25 years of full time ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He was ordained in 1974 and has done doctoral work.  Steve now works with three agencies doing retail demos in various stores in the area. He is an open water swimmer and has placed 1st in four of six races he has entered. Now with two replaced hips Steve plans to resume his competition.
Steve has four children. His oldest daughter is married, is an area rep with Ortega an all natural jerky, and lives outside Waco, TX. Steve’s son is a project engineer manager with GM, was the head engineer for the new Buick Invision, is currently a captain in the Air Guard and lives with his family and two daughters in Davison, MI. Steve’s twin daughters both live in Jacksonville, Fl. One is a doctor of Physical Therapy and is in her sixth year as the kicker for a professional women’s football team. Her sister is a coach and on the staff of Armada a professional men’s soccer team.  Both have played professional soccer and at one time were on the Washington, DC team Freedom.

Favorite race: Luray’s Sprint and Olympic Tri.  I love the course and the diversity of the athletes.  And it was great that it was featured in the movie “Tri.”

Dave Mentzer

Race “Leadout” Cyclist

Year Started RMS: 2014

Dave is a super cool dude and good friend of RMS! No one leads out or races better than Dave!

Rob Moore

Operations
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2008

Rob began with RMS in 2008 until 2011. He then returned in 2016. Rob assists with various phases of race production.  In addition to his current role as timer,  Rob has over 12 years of multisport racing experience.  Aside from competing in triathlons, Rob coaches youth soccer and mentors other multisport athletes.  On a personal note, Rob likes puppies and unicorns and believes that Die Hard is indeed a Christmas movie.

Adam Himmelwright

Operations

Year Started RMS: 2012

Adam started with Racine MultiSports (RMS) in 2012 with timing and operations during races. In 2014 Adam worked as a timer at the Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Sprint tri. For 2015 and 2016 he returned to the MOW Sprint Tri but as a co-race director. He is learning more and more about what goes into a triathlon and learning from the RMS staff. You may have also seen Adam at some open water swims at Ft Ritchie during the summer months of 2016.

Adam enjoys the team atmosphere with the RMS staff and making new friendships with all involved with racing. Adam has met many a training partner and friend through triathlon and RMS.

Adam was sucked in to doing the swim portion of an Olympic distance triathlon in September 2010. Having not swam competitively in over 12 years this was the first chance to do so and he was hooked. Adam then started biking and running on top of all his swimming. In 2011 Adam completed his first sprint distance triathlon at the Hagerstown Sprint put on by RMS. Since then he has completed the Great Chesapeake Bay 4.4 mile swim, multiple sprints tri’s, Olympic tri’s, half marathons and even a couple 70.3 distance events. Though triathlons are what Adam does most his heart and head are in swimming. His favorite events are the open water swims at Ft Ritchie. Usually competing in all three events.

During his spare time Adam spends time with his wife Amanda and daughters Grace and Evelyn. Amanda is an avid runner and sometimes gets Adam out to whip him in to shape. Grace, 11 years old, is following in Dad’s footsteps as a swimmer. She swims for the Hagerstown Gators and has completed several youth tri’s. Evelyn, 8 years old, is like her mom and loves running. She loves playing soccer and Adam shares in this by being able to be her coach for U8 in Greencastle. They all love to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds in our area. They have been found fishing on a bank in Greencastle, roaming the streets of DC, kayaking the Potomac, hiking the Appalachian trail, cheering on loved ones and friends at races or, whatever else this world has to offer.

David Pratt

Operations
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2015

David has been with RMS since 2015. He began doing sprint distance triathlons in 2011 and one of his very first races was Racine MultiSport’s Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon. After that David started participating in some of Racine’s other races like the Fort Ritchie Triathlon as well as some other half marathons and 5Ks. He enjoyed it so much that he ended up working as a volunteer for Ken and eventually became a member of the Racine Multisports team.

David feels that everyone should be allowed a chance to participate in sports, regardless of their experience and skill level.  “The races that Racine Multisports puts on allows both new athletes and more experienced athletes that chance.  Its is something I believe in and why I was glad to join the Racine Multisports team.”

Mark Oliver

Operations
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2014

Mark joined the Racine MultiSports team in 2014. He became interested in working with Racine MultiSports because of his interest in running, having previously run track & cross country in high school & college. Mark’s roles within the team are assisting in timing and also race operations. His goals within Racine MultiSports are to learn more in regards to the overall operation of the various races (triathlons, 5k’s, etc.) and also develop a better understanding related to timing. Mark enjoys how each race takes the entire team for the race to be run successfully, “Each team member is crucial to the success of the race.”

Favorite Racine MultiSports race: “My favorite Racine MultiSports race is the Coastal Delaware running festival.  The first year it was definitely a challenging experience, but our team was able to overcame a late night of laying out cones, signage, etc. and were able deliver a well marked course to the client.”

Kate Suarez

Announcing

Year Started RMS: 2013

Kate has been volunteering for Racine MultiSports since 2013, but in 2016 she officially joined the team as an announcer.

Kate’s oldest son was participating in the Hagerstown Kids Triathlon and she received an email asking for volunteers and signed up. Kate had a really good time volunteering and continued to sign up as her family became more involved in triathlons. One time she saw there was a pre-race announcer volunteer position available and signed up. That was Kate’s first try at announcing. She says, “Ken set me up for success, always said thank-you, and I had fun.”  Now she is announcing full races including pre and post race announcing. “I am the Racine MultiSports voice cheering on the athletes at many of the Racine MultiSports’ hosted events.  Each athlete doing the hard work should have a personal cheerleader; I am that cheerleader. ”

Kate enjoys being a part of a team who values employees and volunteers and working for a company that inspires lifelong fitness.

Kate’s Favorite Racine MultiSports race: “The 2016 Hagerstown Triathlon where my husband competed in the adult triathlon, my two boys competed in the Kids Triathlon, and I competed in the 5K Race.  We also volunteered that day – it was great!”

Ellen Toy

Operations

Year Started RMS: 2015

Ellen has been with RMS since 2015. Ellen had just started doing Triathlons and wanted to get a behind the scenes experience so as to understand the sport better and that interest led her to join the Racine MultiSports team. Her goals are to stay active, learn as much as possible, and be a productive contributing member of an awesome team! “I am motivated by being around positive, healthy, hard-working, active people. I like working as a member of an efficient, effective organization whose goal is to promote the health and well-being of all who work and participate.”

Ellen has a Bachelors Degree in Economics from University of California at Irvine and a Masters Degree in Economics from Duke University. She also attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ellen spent 16 years teaching Mathematics for Montgomery County Public Schools and 18 years working in Health Care Policy. She loves the outdoors and exercise and started racing triathlons in 2014 at 55 years old! Ellen raised 3 amazing children that are her pride and joy!

Favorite Racine MultiSports Race: Coastal Delaware was my first experience and still my favorite!

Jeff Onley

Operations

Year Started RMS: 2016

Jeff began with us in 2016 when he heard great things about the Racine Team and decided he wanted to join. His goals on the team are to learn, work hard, and have fun. Jeff enjoys witnessing participants reach their goals.

Jeff holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. He retired from the Montgomery County Police Department with 30 years of service. Jeff is currently a Certified personal Trainer (ISSA).

Favorite Racine MultiSports race: The Monster Mash

Montana Iverson

Operations

Year Started RMS: 2016
Montana Iverson, from Springboro, Ohio officially started with Racine MultiSports in 2016 at the Bethany Beach Triathlon, although he has volunteered and participated in the Hagerstown Sprint a few times in the past. He became a part of the team by request of his Uncle Ken Racine, and hopes to learn more about the business through his Uncle’s guidance. As a team member, Montana goes wherever Ken points to. Montana hopes to learn everything there is to know about race timing, the setup process, and eventually oversee his own races.

Codi Hawbaker

Operations
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2016

Codi began with RMS in 2016. Cody got involved with Racine MultiSports for the atmosphere and enjoys the camaraderie. He used to race XC and track all throughout high school and part of college and has since missed it. Cody goals within Racine MultiSports is to grow and gain experience, to meet the needs of the team and eventually become a timer.

In high school Cody Ran XC, indoor, and outdoor track all 4 years and then went on to run XC and track as part of the Townson Track Club while he was attending Towson University where he attained a Bachelors in Business Administration.

Cody briefly created and ran a running club called W.A.R. (Williamsport Area Running).

Cody’s hobbies are running, motorcycling, and snowboarding.

Nathan Gears

Operations

Year Started RMS: 2017

Nathan began with us in 2017. Working with different race companies, Nathan saw Ken many weekends throughout the year. After seeing how he puts on a race, he decided he wanted to be part of it and he joined the Racine MultiSports team.

Nathan is a graduating high school senior, and will be attending Howard County Community College in the fall. He plays soccer and runs track for his high school, Wilde Lake High School which is in Columbia, Maryland. On weekend when he is not working races, you can find Nathan at Feet First Sports, a local running store where he works. In his free time, he love to watch football, go Chargers!!!

Leah Bledsoe

Operations

Year Started RMS: 2017

Leah started working for Racine in 2017 because she enjoys being around the sport and working with such a fun group of people.

Leah is an auto body technician, working with her father in Myersville for almost 20 years specializing in classic auto restoration.

Leah has been in all sorts of fitness for most of her life. Starting with basic gym routines, that quickly turned to running, then cycling, then triathlons. She has completed 2 half distance marathons, 6 full distance marathons, and triathlons including sprint, olympic, half distance Ironmans, and one full distance Ironman triathlon. Leah has also been doing Crossfit for over four years.

Leah and her husband recently welcomed their first child this past summer, a beautiful baby girl. She also loves spending time with family, including their two adorable dogs, and relaxing at the beach.