Board Members

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Dennis Barker

I am a coach and writer, author of The River Road, a novel about becoming a runner in 1972. I have coached an Olympian at 1500 meters, 24 U.S. National Champions at 1500 meters, 3000 meters and 10,000 meters on the track; the mile, 10k, 15k, 10…

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Kelly May

Kelly began her running career as a Pee-Wee in the New York Road Runners Club at the age of 5. Over the years she has used running for a way to have some ‘me’ time and relieve stress. In 2010 she decided to begin trying…

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Lisa Richardson

After losing 113 pounds I decided to try running, because I could! After my first 5K, I was hooked. The 5K has progressed into 9 marathons and countless half marathons. I’ve done half marathons in 11 states, and marathons in 3 continents and the North…

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Wendy Jones

Having discovered running in 1994 as part of her long-term recovery from alcohol addiction, Wendy is a firm believer in the power of running to change lives. Running has been a regular part of her life for over 20 years, and in 2013 she joined…

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Rick Recker

1959-present Competitive athlete: Track, Road, Cross-country, Trail, Ultra 1961-present Charter member of the Minnesota Distance Running Association (Road Runners club of Minnesota) (MDRA) 1978-present MDRA Board member 30 years, President 3 years Created Lanin Award for Distinguished Service One of five people honored for contribution…

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Sarah Stangl

Sarah began running in 2011 as a way to get back into shape after graduating college. As a 3rd generation marathon runner, Sarah grew up attending Grandma’s Marathon each year to cheer on her father and grandfather. After reaping the benefits from running and realizing…