Runner's High Timing and Race Management is a family owned, local, small business that is dedicated to providing the best running, swimming, biking and triathlon events in the area. We are focused on highlighting the beauty of our area and the Old Florida charm. We want to show you the parks and trails you never knew existed as well as bring you back to routes you know and already love. We focus on keeping our events local. We strive to involve other family owned and local small businesses as vendors and as sponsors. We look for made in America when buying shirts, awards and equipment and try to use environmentally friendly products when available. We don't believe in holding the average cookie cutter events and strive to offer something unique for every event we host. We hope you will come join us for some of our signature events and find out why Runner's High and our events are unique and fun.
Don is the owner, founder, head timer and RRCA certified race director for Runner's High. He has been swimming, running races and triathlons since he was in high school (a long time ago). His preferred distances currently are ultra marathons and/or courses that are unique or especially challenging! Don is a Florida native, but moved around quite a bit growing up spending time in out West in Colorado where he learned to ski and came to love the mountains. He returned to Central Fl and graduated from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. He attended Florida State University (Go Seminoles!) then joined the Army where he spent 8 years in Special Forces and Military Intelligence. In 1998 he again returned to Florida and UCF to finish his BS degree in Computer Science. After graduation he worked for various companies writing software, working as a systems engineer and eventually a program manager and finally head of a division for a defense contracting company. In 2012 Don took the opportunity to leave all of the red tape behind him and as a founding partner set up Final Mile Race Management. In 2014 Don and his wife, Stacy, decided to form Runner's High Timing and Race Management to put on the types of events they love the most. Over the years he has supported over 100 events in the Central Florida area by providing race timing services, course certification and race director services. He has founded a number of local events such as the Palm Bluff Trail Race and Ultra Marathon, Bulow Woods Trail Race and Ultra Marathon and the Tomoka Marathon. In the process he has become an RRCA certified race director and has certified over 18 area courses through the USA Track and Field organization. In establishing Runner's High, Don and Stacy are taking the next step in order to put on races according to their vision of quality, beautiful courses, simple, local, organic and fun!
Stacy is the co-owner of Runner's High as well as Don's wife and partner. She was involved with Final Mile from the beginning and is experienced in every aspect of putting on a race -- from timing to course setup, advance planning to finish line operation, and registration to volunteer coordination-- she has spent the last few years doing it all. Stacy also likes to stay active and while athletically her background is as a swimmer, over the past few years she has tried to find the joy of running. She has taken part in a variety of events from 5Ks up to ultra marathons. She is excited to be a part of this new venture and is looking forward to putting on some fun, new races.