Youngstown Marathon Foundation Board


Mark Lipinsky

Race Director & Expo Coordinator












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

He is responsible for the course design/logistics

of the Youngstown Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K.

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

In the fall of 2020, he also created the Mahoning Valley XC Series,

which included 18 cross country races for middle/high school runners. 


Josh Boggs

President & Director of Timing












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

He has completed eight marathons, qualified for the Boston Marathon five times and has finished 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.   

Joe Midlick

Vice President & 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. 

Janie Crowl

Treasurer & 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 Marathon Qualifier.

Nicole Ranttila

Secretary & Director of Ambassadors



Nicole was a 2018 Youngstown Marathon Ambassador.
She is an avid Mill Creek Park runner 
and completed her first full marathon in 2021.
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


Rick Blair

Training Group Coordinator & Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Scott Denham

USATF Course Certification