Ryan is the President of Race Day Events and has been with the company since day one, in 2006. Ryan is originally from Sheboygan, WI and now currently lives in Verona with his wife, son and daughter. His favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers and in his spare time he enjoys running and doing triathlons. His favorite thing about Race Day Events is that every day brings something different and challenging. Ryan's favorite event to work is the Scenic Shore 150. He says, "they're long days with rewarding results, and don't forget the beautiful scenery."
Abbey has been with Race Day since October 2015 and has been in the event industry since 2011. She's originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, but has lived throughout the country where she gained experience in event management. She now lives in Madison with her husband Joe and her Golden Retrievers, Denard and Maizey Blue. Her favorite sports team is the University of Michigan - GO BLUE! Abbey has participated in numerous triathlons from sprint distance to Ironman distance, and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Her favorite thing about race directing is seeing it all come together and the smiling faces at the finish line.
Director of Finance/Human Resources
Debbie has been with Race Day Events since 2012. She grew up in Lincolnshire, IL and now lives in Madison with her husband and three children. Debbie's favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers. In her spare time she enjoys running, triathlon training and raising her kids to be fabulous adults. Her favorite thing about Race Day Events is the fun environment and industry and the flexibility at Race Day Events. Debbie's favorite event to work is Tri-ing for Children's Kids Race because she loves watching and helping the new generations of triathletes.
Director of Marketing
Mason started with Race Day Events in 2021. He is originally from Hartford, WI, and graduated from UW-Milwaukee with Marketing and Supply Chain Management degrees. He previously worked for the Milwaukee Bucks where he got a lot of hands-on experience within the event industry. In his spare time, you can find Mason camping, hanging out with friends and family, or playing board games! The events he is most anticipating are The Beer Run and The Humdinger.
Director of Operations
Brad recently joined Race Day Events in June of 2022 but has been in the event industry since 2008. He’s originally from Lake Mills, IA where he grew up on a farm in the middle of nowhere but recently moved to Sun Prairie from Chicago where he spent the last 14 years producing mass participation running events. His favorite team is the Minnesota Vikings, but to distract from that he quickly mentions how he worked for the Packers one summer in high school and got to play catch with Brett Favre. In his free time Brad enjoys spending time with his wife, son and dog doing various outdoor activities.
Senior Project Manager
Kathryn has been with Race Day fulltime since February 2023; previously she worked as a Weekend Warrior 2017 – 2020. She has been in the parks, recreation and aquatics industry since 2012, giving her a well-rounded experience in event operations and management. Kathryn grew up on a bison farm east of Madison, which her father still operates, so she and her husband, Adam, will often help out on the farm in their free time. When not helping on the farm or working, she enjoys running, biking and swimming. Kathryn participates in several different athletic leagues throughout the year, ranging from volleyball to bowling. Occasionally, you will find her training for a half marathon or century ride. However, she says she hit her athletic peak the day she joined a bowling league.
Garrett has been with Race Day Events since 2014 as a weekend warrior and now works in the office. He was born in Iowa, grew up in Mukwanago and now lives in Madison. In his spare time he enjoys biking, backpacking, running, photography and reading a good book. Garrett's favorite event is the Prairie State Cycling Series.
Max joined Race Day Events in January 2022. He is from Port Washington, WI. He graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2020 and ran Cross Country there too. His favorite sports teams to root for are the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Admirals, and the Nashville Predators and even worked for the Bucks and the Admirals. In his free time, he likes to hang out with friends, go for a run, or watch whatever TV show he’s currently binging. He has had such a passion for endurance races ever since he could remember.
Brian joined Race Day in the spring of 2022. No doubt being a Packers fan, as he’s originally from Green Bay, Brian now resides in Verona with his wife and two kids. His love for endurance sports brought him to Race Day Events and he’s looking forward to seeing all of you out on the course. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, fishing and flying airplanes - preferably upside down!
Timing Project Manager
Devan started with Race Day Events in 2022. He's from Green Bay, WI and graduated from UW-Madison. He currently lives in Madison with his girlfriend and three cats. Prior to joining Race Day, he worked in the events industry running Esports tournaments around the state and eventually the country for High School and College students. His favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers, but he loves football and sports in general.
Timing Project Manager
Evan has been with Race Day since September 2021. Evan is from Germantown, Wisconsin. His favorite sports team is the Milwaukee Brewers. In his spare time you can find him running roads and trails around Wisconsin. His favorite event is the Winter Run Series because those races are what made me fall in love with running.
Timing Project Manager
Kevin started his first year with Race Day Events in 2021. He is from the Appleton area but now lives in Deforest. In his spare time you can find him snowboarding, camping, and any adventure that brings him to new locations. His favorite event is the Beer Run!
Keeper of the Warehouse & Cones
Eli has been with Race Day since the summer of 2016. Eli was born in Illinois but moved here when he was little and will forever say he's a Wisconsinite. His favorite sports teams are the Packers and Badgers. When he's not working you can find him hanging out with friends and playing video games. Eli's favorite event is Taste of Madison because of all the food you get to try throughout the day.
Meredith joined Race Day Events in October, 2021. Other than one year as a live-in nanny on Long Island, NY, she is a born and bred Wisconsin girl. Her favorite sports team is the Chicago Cubs by default (aka marriage) but enjoys attending most live sporting events for the atmosphere, so keep her in mind if you have an extra ticket. In her spare time Meredith loves to read, crochet, and spend time with her husband and teenager. She’s too new to have a favorite event but she’s excited to get acquainted with a few of them at (before?) the crack of dawn.
Savanah has been with Race Day since July 2022. Savanah is from Madison, Wisconsin, but lived in Chicago for a handful of years while playing on the Loyola Chicago Women's Soccer Team. Her favorite sports team is the Milwaukee Bucks and Green Bay Packers. In her spare time, you can find her running the lake loop with her Husky/Sheppard, Delo, at the gym or enjoying a glass of wine on the patio. Her favorite event is the Madison Marathon because that is the first race, she ever competed in and where her love for recreational running resonates from. She is highly motivated to work behind the scenes in social media/marketing as is it is one of the main places to encourage, reach and engage with athletes who are looking to continue their journey within racing or a place to inspire people to begin the racing experience.
Sara started at Race Day Events in July 2022 as a weekend warrior and by September 2022 she had become the Volunteer Manager! She is originally from Jackson Hole Wyoming! Her favorite sports teams are the Packers and the Badgers. In her spare time you can find her hiking the mountains, camping, running and traveling with her family. Her favorite event is the Lake Monona 20k or Run Santa Run (or really any of the Madison races, I love running in this city).