FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Running USA Announces Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Race Director as a New Board Member
Kathleen Titus - Committed To The Growth And Success Of The Running Industry
Philadelphia, PA, (July 26, 2022) – Running USA member representatives have approved the election of a slate of five board members to three-year director terms starting this month. One of those elected is Kathleen Titus, Owner of All Fitness Events, and Race Director of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend.
Kathleen has been fortunate to be able to combine her background in destination marketing with her passion for running to create a successful business and succeed in the fitness industry.
Despite the Philadelphia Marathon being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Titus was appointed Race Director in 2021 and returned in-person racing just in time for Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. The race was a success as over 21,000 runners from all 50 states and 38 different countries registered to take part in the weekend’s races.
Titus has been involved with the Philadelphia Marathon years prior to being named its race director, working in the events marketing, public relations, and elite athlete management.
Her company All Fitness Events, secured the attendance of some of the most legendary runners such as Meb Keflezighi, who is the only male athlete in history to win the New York Marathon, the Boston Marathon, and an Olympic medal. Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya now holds the title for women.
Kathleen is extremely honored to be chosen to serve a three-year director term for Running USA.
“I’m delighted to be elected to the Board of Directors at Running USA,” said Kathleen Titus. “I appreciate the confidence Running USA has in me and could not be more excited to collaborate with the team and use my knowledge to expand and grow the success of Running USA.”
Being chosen to serve on the Board of Directors is both an honor and an opportunity to guide and oversee events on a year-round basis. Running USA is a non-profit organization that strives to leave an impact on the fitness and running community as it elects qualified individuals to promote its mission.
Here is the newly elected Board of Directors, who began their three-year terms on July 1:
Brandon Hough, Director, Air Force Marathon
Michael Nishi, COO, Chicago Event Management
Kathleen Titus, Owner/Race Director, All Fitness Events
Continuing their service to the board for an additional three years are:
Tanner Bell, CEO, Ragnar
Jeff Matlow, CEO, By Title Only
About the Philadelphia Marathon
The Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend, organized by the Office of the Managing Director, welcomes over 30,000 runners, 60,000 spectators, and 3,000 volunteers each year. Race Weekend 2022 features a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19 Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Institute 8K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, November 19; and the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 20. Race participants pass many of Philadelphia's famous attractions on the swift and scenic USATF-certified course, which is a Boston qualifier.
About Kathleen Titus
After leaving behind two decades of corporate work, Kathleen Titus pursued her passion for running and dived into the fitness industry. Founded by Titus in 2017, All Fitness Events has helped over 100 events improve their online presence through social media, e-commerce, and web, and grow participation levels.
In her spare time, Kathleen works as a yoga instructor, race director, and running coach. She is actively engaged with the city’s local running clubs and charities to meet and recruit athletes, including adaptive athletes and LGBTQ+ participants.