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 that he directed was the Run Ytown 10-Miler in 2013 and has continued to create and partner with many other local races including Midnight Mile, What We're Thankful 4-Miler and Jingle Bell Run 5K. He is responsible for the course design and logistics for the Youngstown Marathon and looks forward to growing all aspects of the race.

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 Midlick

Director of Sponsorship

 

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. 

Crystal Siembida Boggs

Expo Director & Marketing Assistant

 

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.

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 is a 5-time Boston Marathon qualifier 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, Pumpkin Pie 5K and the Twas the Night Before 5K.  

Alicia Miller

Marketing Director & Treasurer

 

Alicia is a Regional Marketing Manager with Chemical Bank, one of our title sponsors.  She has been involved with the Youngstown Marathon since 2017. Although she is not an avid runner, Alicia did run the Detroit Marathon two times on a marathon relay team.  She serves on the board for Inspiring Minds of Warren and leads the Chemical Bank Warren Relay for Life team effort as their team captain.  

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.

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

Erik Reed

Ambassador Coordinator & Social Media Assistant

Scott Denham

USATF Course Certification

Christina Toth

Pace Group Coordinator