Are you a runner, a runner-wanna-be, or have running friends and family in your life? Whether this is so, or whether you use your feet in other ways, we know you will learn much from this week's show, sponsored by the Maine Running Company/Maine Running Academy. We feature discussions from Dr. Christopher Toth of Akari, John Rogers of the Maine Running Company, Will Thomas of Tri-Maine and Maya Cohen, Volunteer Coordinator of the TD Bank Beach2Beacon.
In 2005 he opened Maine Running Company in Portland, Maine. The store has quickly become a community fixture and was named one of the top three new running stores in the U.S., by the Running Network in 2006. In 2007 the store was voted “Best Running Store in Maine” and one of the “Top 50” Stores in America by Runner’s World. In 2008 the store was voted “Best Running Store, New England” by Runner’s World Specialty Choice Awards.
John is actively involved in supporting the Portland Trails network and sponsors the Weekly Back Cove Series that raises money to maintain Portland Trials. He also sponsors and coaches the “Reach The Beacon” training program as well as several community based races. Additionally, John writes a Maine Running Blog on MaineToday.com. John also is a founding member and former Executive Director of the Independent Running Retailers Association – www.theirra.com and is often a guest at product and marketing symposiums at Asics, New Balance, Newton, Nike, Brooks and Superfeet.
Tri-Maine Productions is an experientially-based, entreprenuerial company based out of Portland, ME. It was formed in response to the growing demand for high-quality multisport events in Maine. Tri-Maine Productions owns and/or manages a number of race properties, ranging in scope from local road races to highly complex triathlons with hundreds of competitors. Annually, Tri-Maine events attract over 3,000 athletes, 500 volunteers, and thousands of spectators.
Tri-Maine is also contracted to support and develop races for other organizations. During the course of the year, Tri-Maine staff will be involved in over 25 events throughout the world.
Tri-Maine Productions maintains a strong commitment to three core principles: Community, Sustainability, and Quality. These principles are reflected in every Tri-Maine event, as well as in the caliber of the staff. Tri-Maine is highly selective in terms of the properties it maintains, and the projects it undertakes. If you have an idea or would like to submit an event concept, please contact us. We are happy to discuss new opportunities.