Rich Kenah will take over as the Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club, effective February 24, 2014, it was announced yesterday. In a story from Runner’s World, posted today, Mr. Kenah discusses his excitement with his new position. Our story follows:
In a copyrighted story by Peter Gambacinni, on the Runners’ World website this morning, Rich Kenah, the 1997 World indoor and outdoor bronze medalist at 800 meters, Georgetown grad, 2000 Olympian and long time VP in Global Athletics & Marketing, is taking up a new challenge. Mr. Kenah will be the new executive director of the Atlanta Track Club, one of the most prestigious positions in the global sport of running.
Rich Kenah is the new Executive Director
of the Atlanta Track Club!
Tracey Russell, the recent executive director of the Atlanta Track Club, is now at the ASICS LA marathon, which just won the rights to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials for men and women. Julia Emmons had championed the Atlanta Track Club for many years before Tracey Russell’s tenure, championing women’s running opportunities, developing the Peachtree Road Race and helping the event and local grow in running stature. The Atlanta Track Club has hosted the premier 10k road race in the U.S., the Atlanta Peachtree Road Race, a fixture on July 4 each year, with over 60,000 starters.
Rich Kenah is widely respected in the industry for developing, with his partner, Mark Wetmore, the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the adidas NYC Grand Prix, and for several years, was involved in keeping the Millrose Games at Madison Square Gardens. A Georgetown grad, Rich is married to Cheryl (Goddard) Kenah, a former elite middle distance runner over 1,500m to 5,000m. Kenah has spent many of the past years honing his skills at marketing our sport and developing better TV coverage of our sport. Rich and Cheryl are the parents of twins.
While, for selfish reasons, we will miss him in the daily sport of track & field, this is a tremendous opportunity for Mr. Kenah. The opportunity to steer a major running club, with a premium event into the next evolution of our sport will be very exciting.
We wish Rich Kenah best wishes in his new challenges.
To read the fine story from Runners World, please go to: