RMS Crew

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

FOUNDERS/OWNERS

Ken Racine

Founder/Owner
USAT Cert. Race Director
Head Timer
Operations Leader

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 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.

ADMIN TEAM

Shannon Matthews

Customer Service Representative

Year Started RMS: 2018
Shannon started working for Racine in 2018 as a Customer Service Representative. She is excited to combine her background in finance and client relations, with her passion for lifelong fitness.
Shannon is an avid runner who has completed 24 marathons, including the Boston Marathon 3 times. She has participated in over 100 running races in the last decade- from 1 mile up to 50 miles, on roads and trails. Over the last couple years, she has started swimming and cycling, and is beginning to take up triathlons.
 
When Shannon is not racing she can be found volunteering at races or cheering her husband Chad on at open water swim races or Master swim meets. Fitness is a family affair for the Matthews, and their 3 kids enjoy cross country, swimming, lacrosse, and hiking. Even their dog gets into the fun, wanting nothing more than to run or play ball for hours at a time.
 
Favorite Racine Multisports Race: Luray Triathlon. “A beautiful course with incredible race support and comradery between racers. It will always hold a special place as not only my first triathlon but my first open water swim and first bike race as well. Everyone from experienced elite triathletes to beginners were enthusiastic and encouraging.”

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 over 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 in 2007 which has grown and now has clients all over the country.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys running, hiking, baking, reading, and is on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, Maryland. Laura also enjoys traveling with her husband Doug and their 3 boys.

Ken Racine

Founder/Owner
USAT Cert. Race Director
Head Timer
Operations Leader

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.

REGISTRATION TEAM

Bailey Racine

Director of 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 Junior in college majoring in business with a concentration in marketing and a minor in hospitality. She really enjoys the outdoors and helping people in the community.

Lisa Racine

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 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.

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 backstories.”

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

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

RACE DIRECTORS

Jason Mabe

USAT Cert. Race Director
Operations Leader
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2018

Jason Mabe was a new addition to the Racine MultiSports team in 2018. Jason was hired as an assistant timer and is looking forward to “learning all the ins and outs of what it takes to put on a top-notch Racine Event!”  Jason saw Ken and the Racine Team at multiple events around the area and always enjoyed the atmosphere that was present. After being involved as a participant for many years he began to give back and volunteer as well and found a new joy within the sport. After learning he could work within the field, it was an easy next step for him to join the Racine MultiSports crew.

Jason works for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as their Endurance Sports Representative.  He has a wife and two kids who support his love to compete. His kids are just getting to the age where they can participate in the kids fun runs at events which he is really enjoying.

Jason was first introduced to Triathlon in college when he took a course on it! He was hooked. He has taken seasons off but the atmosphere and challenge of the multisport events have always brought him back! If it is considered an endurance event Jason has probably competed in it, road runs, trail runs, OCR, adventure races, duathlons, and triathlons, but his favorite discipline is duathlons and triathlons.


Favorite Racine MultiSports race and why?
I enjoy the Hagerstown Du. The course is fast and fun, the atmosphere is great!


Ken Racine

Founder/Owner
USAT Cert. Race Director
Head Timer
Operations Leader

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.

HEAD TIMERS

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.”

Chris Bente

Head Timer
Operations

Year Started RMS: 2018

Chris joined RMS in 2018 as an assistant timer. In 2021 he transitioned into a head timer role. After spending most of his life over-weight and out of shape he became involved in triathlon in 2013 and was hooked! He has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, is currently pursuing his Master’s in Nursing, and serves as president of his local triathlon club. Giving people an opportunity to live well and be fit is a passion of his. His favorite RMS race is the Luray Triathlon. “It’s one of the most beautiful courses you’ll ever get to race on.”

Vincent DeMario

Head Timer
Operations

Year Started RMS: 2022

Vince joined the Racine MultiSports Head Timer team in 2022. Vince has been involved in athletics his whole life, primarily with lacrosse through the collegiate level. He discovered his passion for running, cycling, and multisports later in life when he began competing in team duathlon relay events with his dad (and even as a trio with his sister for a race!) and completing a 49-day relay-style run across the country with the Ulman Foundation’s 4K for Cancer Program in 2018 (San Francisco, CA to Baltimore, MD). After completing his first solo duathlon at the Racine MultiSports Hagerstown Duathlon in 2021 with his dad, he looked forward to joining the RMS team to learn more about multisport events and fully embracing the community that had already taught him so much about leadership, perseverance, and teamwork. He hopes to branch out from marathon running with sights on some ultra-marathons and other multisport events.

Outside of Racine MultiSports, Vince has built a career in clinical research, most recently at the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (Baltimore, MD) and currently as a Senior Project Manager with Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA). Vince earned a Master’s in Health Science (MHS) in Health Economics & Outcomes Research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore, MD) and a B.S. in Cellular, Molecular, & Physiological Biology from Christopher Newport University (Newport News, VA). Vince’s race history includes duathlons (sprint, off-road, team relay) and running (marathons, 10k, 5k). Outside of work and racing, Vince enjoys hiking, catching a sunset along the Baltimore Waterfront Promenade, relaxing at the beach, scuba diving, and playing in coed soccer leagues around Baltimore. He also appreciates spending time with family and is looking forward to biking the Great Allegheny Passage with his dad and becoming a new Uncle in 2023!

Favorite Racine MultiSports race: “Hagerstown Duathlon – my first solo duathlon, and my dad’s last race of his 50s! Racing events have allowed me to build so many positive memories with my dad, and this was the first multisport event when we crossed the same finish line as individual, solo racers. I’ll never forget it.”

Brian Baker

Head Timer
Operations
Year Started RMS: 2020

Brian started with Racine MultiSports in 2020 as an Assistant Timer. He became involved with RMS because he wants to learn about the event management side of triathlons.

Brian wasn’t involved in triathlon or endurance sports until after college when he ran a few 5ks with coworkers and surprisingly did well. He did his first triathlon in 2017 and has been in love with the sport since then. Starting this year he is also the Group Workout Director for his triathlon club.

Favorite Racine MultiSports race and why? My favorite RMS race is the Fort Ritchie Triathlon because it was the first triathlon where I feel everything went well for me on race day. It is also the perfect time of the season, where I get tired from all my long course training and just want to race a Sprint.

Jonathan Hoffman

Head Timer
Operations
Year Started RMS: 2023

Jonathan has been active in the triathlon community since 2010, first as a supporter for his wife, Deb, and then as a participant beginning in 2015. Racing provides motivation to stay in shape but even more so brings together a community that is focused on encouragement and support rather than focusing solely on winning. As a head timer with Racine MultiSports, he is able to particpate in helping bring the joy of racing to others.

Jonathan serves as the Head Swim & Dive Coach for Shippensburg Aquatic Club and Shippensburg Area Senior High School. Jonathan graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in computer science and spent his career in diverse roles ranging from a junior software developer to senior vice president. In addition to coaching, Jonathan now is both an adjunct instructor and substitue high school teacher. In his free time he is an avid golfer, reader, and tv/movie enthusiast.

“Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose”

Andy Watson

Head Timer-In Training
Operations

Year Started RMS: 2023

Andy has been a long time Racine MultiSports competitor starting with the Hagerstown Duathlon in 2009. He ran cross country and track for Frostburg State University specializing in mid-distance. Andy’s race history includes duathlons where he competed for Team USA at the World Championships in Switzerland, triathlons (sprint to Ironman) and running races of distances spanning 55m in High School up to the JFK 50 Miler. Outside of running Andy loves to spend time with his wife Jessie, two kids Avery and Corinne and dog Tubby.

Ken Racine

Founder/Owner
USAT Cert. Race Director
Head Timer
Operations Leader

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.

ANNOUNCERS

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 2015 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!”

Ken Racine

Founder/Owner
USAT Cert. Race Director
Head Timer
Operations Leader

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.

ASSISTANT TIMERS/OPERATIONS

Brandon Racine

Timing Engineer
Operations
Warehouse

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 working in Electrical Engineering. His hobbies are distance running and doing multisports events.

Melanie Graves

Course Setup Leader
Operations
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2018
Melanie has participated in multiple races where the Racine team has had a presence.  She is also on the planning committee for the Waynesboro YMCA Tri, which has allowed her to work with Racine MultiSports to facilitate a successful event.  All of these experiences motivated Melanie to reach out to Ken for a possible job opportunity.  Melanie has been working with at-risk and adjudicated youth for over 20 years, so the opportunity to work in racing environments provides a great outlet to get rid of stress and find the motivation to maintain a healthy mind, body, & spirit.

In 2013 Melanie decided to take control of her future by developing a healthy lifestyle.  She did that the old fashion way by moving more & eating less.  As a result, she was able to lose close to 100 pounds.  Melanie began running to lose weight and started running races as an accountability tool.  She has done a few sprint triathlons & enjoys the challenge of the Tri. Her new fitness goal is to be able to backpack the Appalachian Trail from Southern Pennsylvania into Virginia.

Heidi Ryan

Operations
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2018

Heidi joined the RMS team as an assistant timer in 2018.  She never imagined as she biked the hills of Fort Ritchie that two years later she would be on the other side of the fence with the timing crew.

When the opportunity came to work with Racine, Heidi was eager to get involved. “I am so inspired by all the participants and the discipline it takes to get to race day. I love being a part of making these events the best they can be and cheering every athlete over the finish line.”

Life outside of RMS: Heidi has a B.S. in secondary English education and taught high school in Norfolk, Virginia way back when. Highlights between then and now include raising two boys (now in their 20s), staying involved musically as a singer and violinist, leading team trips to Haiti for projects in schools and orphanages, completing her first of several sprint tris at the age of 47, staying active with 5/10ks, and doing a half-century ride to celebrate turning 50.

Heidi works in Harrisburg at The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania assisting the legislative advocacy staff in advocacy efforts with the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the governor’s office, and the PA congressional delegation on behalf of the association’s 240 member hospitals and health systems.

Heidi lives in Grantham, PA with her husband and is very happy when her boys are home or she’s at the beach.

Terry Dean

Course Setup Leader
Operations
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2018

Terry has been competing in multisport events for about a dozen years now.  It’s a true passion of his, and he wants to explore all aspects of the production of race events.  Terry decided to get more involved in the sport and join the Racine MultiSports team, he said, “The races in which I have participated and observed that have been put on by Racine MultiSports or in which Racine has had a significant role in supporting have been among the most impressive I have experienced.  I have great respect for the organization, and I’m proud to join the team”.

Terry joins the team as an Assistant Timer but says he will also help out with whatever else he can! Terry wants to learn about all aspects of producing endurance sports of all types.  He is excited to be able to play a part in ensuring that the athlete experience is as good as it can possibly be.

Terry has a Ph.D. in theatre history, theory, and literature, and a master’s degree in philosophy. He has worked most of his career in higher education as a professor and administrator and is currently an Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Shippensburg University.

Being a competitive athlete his entire life, Terry grew up in Iowa in a family with 5 siblings in which cycling was a big part of their lives. Their yearly family vacation was RAGBRAI, the annual week-long bike tour across the state of Iowa each July!  He first rode it when he was 12.  When he was a teenager, his parents bought a bicycle shop that his Dad operated for 25 years; Terry worked at the shop, selling and wrenching, throughout high school and college.  He started running road races when he was a young teen, and competed in cross country in high school.  However, his biggest sport when he was young was tennis. He played NCAA Div. I tennis in college for Bradley University.

Terry started running marathons about 17 years ago, and began focusing more on triathlons 12 years ago, competing in distances ranging from sprint to half-iron.  Terry still continues with road cycling, riding tours and grand fondos and most years rides the Seattle to Portland double-century with his older brother. He sasy swimming is his weakest discipline as a triathlete, but he keeps working on it.

Terry has two daughters, Tylor (age 15) and Michaela (age 17) who are both envloved in multisports. They enjoy training and competing in races together.  Terry says, ” I feel so lucky that my two teenage daughters love doing the same things that I love, and that they don’t think they are too cool to hang out with Dad”.

Favorite Racine MultiSports race and why?
Luray.  I’ve done both the Sprint and the Olympic, and in 2017 completed the Hawksbill double.  The venue is beautiful, the course is just challenging enough, and it is always produced so well.  It’s really the closest race to where I live in Harrisonburg, so it’s like our hometown race.  I feel lucky that our hometown race is one of the best out there.  Luray is also special because my youngest daughter Tylor (13) has competed in the Sprint race twice.  She’s done some other Racine events as well, but we love Luray.

Mary Beverly

Operations
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2021

Mary  loves running! When she is able to put her feet to the ground, the feeling feels heavenly.  A journey that began 10 years ago, holds a very special place in her heart.  It is as if she “gets” to make Footprints.  To date Mary has ran 10 marathons and just as many half marathons. Recently exploring her speed work, 5k events are becoming fun.  Something about Mary, is that she first loved singing and still tries to belt out a tune every chance she gets.  Mary loves adventures and the great outdoors! Originally from West Virginia her travels led to living in France, Israel, and Iceland where she began to notice this beautiful world that we get to live.  Always looking to help and trying to inspire others, Mary  began coaching a girls run group. This Journey led to one of the greatest joys, which keeps her looking for new adventures.  Her favorite Racine sport event is the Fort Ritchie event, where she wanted to volunteer, “that day was amazing as I watched other athletes go for their goals and felt this allows me to be around people just like me”. I was able to meet new people and the day was Amazing! Mary achieved her bachelors in Business Administration with a minor in marketing in 2016.   Currently pursuing her masters in Healthcare Administration, Mary is excited to reach the  finish line  in May 2022.

Kelsey Whitehead

Operations
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2021

Kelsey has been running since 2007. She ran locally at Williamsport High School and Hagerstown Community College. Kelsey still runs 5Ks for fun, but also runs longer distances including 7 JFK 50 Mile finishes. She runs most of her runs with her twin sister Karrah. Kelsey started with Racine MultiSports in 2021 as an assistant timer. When not running she enjoys being on the other side- learning the logistics of racing and cheering on other runners. She also loves spending any time outside with her husband Joe and dog Geno!

Karrah Weaver

Operations
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2022

Karrah is joining the Racine Multisports team to be more involved in the running community. Karrah has been running for over 10 years since joining high school teams, followed by Hagerstown Community College’s cross country and track teams. After graduating with a B.S. in Dietetics from University of Maryland in 2017, Karrah flew to San Franciso to begin a seven-week relay run back to Baltimore with 4K for Cancer – a charity run organized by The Ulman Fund. Since returning, Karrah also earned a M.S. in Dietetics from University of Rhode Island. Over many years of change, running has been a constant in Karrah’s life. Karrah’s favorite running buddy is her twin sister, Kelsey – they continue to run and train for races of various distances, including the JFK-50 Mile. When not running, Karrah is spending time with her new puppy Dahlia.

Yasmin Boakye

Operations
Timing

Year Started RMS: 2022

Yasmin is from the DC area and grew up in a family that loved endurance racing, and first joined her mom to do the Race for the Cure 5k at age 9 on the National Mall. Since then, she’s completed the Marine Corps Marathon with her dad at age 17, countless 5k’s, and has recently found a passion for triathlon and long-distance cycling events. A proud Athena triathlete, she’s an advocate for inclusivity in multisport, wellness at every size and also thoroughly enjoys strength training outside of her endurance pursuits. This season she is training for a multi-day ride from New York to DC, a gravel race in Colorado, and her second half-Ironman attempt! Her favorite Racine race is the Luray Triathlon, but she hopes to conquer the hills at Fort Ritchie someday soon!

Ben Bartlett

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Year Started RMS: 2023
Ben Bartlett was a new addition to the RMS Team in 2018. The first race he worked was the Mission 10-Miler in Frederick, where he had a great time with the RMS team and decided to come on board. His goal is to continue to learn more about timing events and helping the business to grow through meticulous and quality service. Ben enjoys the setup and tear down process because they involve physical activity and looks forward to continuing to learn about the timing technology and software.
Ben currently works in inventory management and is working on his certification in data analytics. He has his degree from the College of William and Mary where he studied kinesiology and psychology. Ben’s race history includes numerous overall podium finishes in triathlons of various distances and he has a 4:02 half Ironman to his credit and has coached numerous athletes to personal records in running, swimming, and triathlon. Outside of work, Ben enjoys time with his friends and family, running, swimming, and reading.

Angie Rhoderick-Kesecker

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Year Started RMS: 2023

Started with Racine MultiSports in 2023, after volunteering for many years. I run for the local running club, Cumberland Valley Athletic Club. Ran for Boonsboro High school from 1996-2000. Ran for Hagerstown Community College for a year where I was a 4 time All American and then started running for CVAC. I love spending time with my husband, children and dogs in my spare time.

Cozette Boakye

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Year Started RMS: 2023

Cozette is new to the RMS team, and truly inspired by the work they do. Running as a sport is not new to Cozette, but she has recently begun long distance running, and has developed a passion and feeling of community from it. From 2010-2013, Cozette ran the 100m, 200m, and 400m for Randolph Macon Academy. After taking a break from running, Cozette was motivated to try a longer distance after completing the 2020 Holiday Hustle 5k with her sister, Yasmin. She then went on to run the St. Michael’s 10k in 2021, a couple of 5ks in between, and set her sights even further after completing the NCR half-marathon in November of 2022. For Cozette, running has provided a space for healing, inclusion, and a strong appreciation for the outdoors. She plans to complete her first marathon this year, continue on the journey of long distance running, and ultimately run an ultramarathon one day! In her free time, Cozette loves traveling to new places, visiting museums, and watching good movies.