Mark Lipinsky, Race Director

Operations@youngstownmarathon.com

Josh Boggs, Co-Race Director

vicepresident@youngstownmarathon.com

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Youngstown Marathon Foundation Board

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Mark Lipinsky

Chief Executive Officer & Race Director

mark@secondsoleohio.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark has worked in running specialty at Second Sole since 2007.

The first race he directed was the Run Ytown 10-Miler in 2013 

and has continued to create and partner with many other local races including What We're Thankful 4-Miler and Jingle Bell Run 

He is responsible for course design and logistics for the Youngstown Marathon and looks forward to growing all aspects of the race.

Josh Boggs

Vice President & Logistics Coordinator

josh@secondsoleohio.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh has worked in running specialty at Second Sole since 2013 and is the director of timing for Second Sole Racing. 

He has finished seven marathons, qualified for the Boston Marathon five times and has completed over 50 half marathons.  

He is also the Vice President of the  S & B Foundation, a non-profit that organizes many local races including the Clipper Cross Country Series and the Twas the Night Before 5K.  

Steve Hixson

President 

 

Steve is the owner and President of Second Sole, a running specialty store that opened in 1981.   

Currently, Second Sole has eight store locations throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. 

Steve is also a member of the Youngstown Peace Race Board and has served as President of the Youngstown Marathon Foundation since 2017.          

Joe has been the Director of Sponsorship for the Youngstown Marathon since 2017.  He has completed marathons in Anchorage, Alaska, Sydney, Australia and Rome, Italy and over a dozen half marathons throughout the United States.  Joe is also the Chairperson of Once A Cowboy Always A Cowboy, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization for Chaney alumni and volunteers his time at Forever Safe Farm. 

Joe Midlick

Director of Sponsorship

 

Crystal Siembida Boggs

Expo & Marketing Director

 

Crystal is the head cross country and track coach for Columbiana Exempted Village Schools.  She is also an avid runner, completing her first full marathon in November of 2018.  In addition to coaching and racing, she also founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that hosts road races to support local causes and is an official USATF Level I certified coach and has served as a track official in prior years.

Janie Crowl

Director of Volunteers

 

Janie is the Wellness Director at Salem Community Center.  She is a USAT Certified Race Director and conducts the Guilford Lake, Lake Milton & SCC Triathlons.  She is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and a Level 2 RRCA Distance Coach. 

Janie is a 2-time Boston Qualifier, and striving for Boston again in 2020.

Christina Toth

 Treasurer & Pacer Coordinator

 

Christina is a former collegiate volleyball player from Thiel College and was recently inducted into the

Austintown Fitch Athletic Hall of Fame. 

She has completed two full marathons - the 2017 & 2018 Youngstown Full Marathon- and six half marathons. 

She was also an Ambassador for the Youngstown Marathon in 2018 & 2019; also serving as the Pacer Coordinator in 2019. Christina is a high school Math Teacher who majored in Mathematics with a Secondary Education teaching certificate from Thiel College. She also received her Masters Degree in Education at Walden University.

Nicole Ranttila

Secretary

 

Nicole was a 2018 Youngstown Marathon Ambassador and avid Mill Creek Park runner. Nicole has 18 half marathons under her belt and counting. She serves on the board of Autism Society of Mahoning Valley and Angels for Kids Foundation. She is an active community volunteer and speaker and has affiliations with Forever Safe Animal Farms, Earth Angel Farms, Polka Dot Powerhouse, and Northeast Ohio Adoption Services. 

Youngstown Marathon Foundation Team Leaders

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Rick Blair

Training Group Coordinator & Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Scott Denham

USATF Course Certification