Meet the Marathon Committee!
Our marathon committee is a group of local runners and race enthusiasts from the community that contribute to our marathon's success by volunteering their time and efforts both on race day and throughout all the days of preparation. Our race wouldn't be possible with their input and dedication!
John Boerighter - Course CommitteeJohn is a Sr. Marketing Analyst with Sanford Health. He has a background in sports marketing and event production. He enjoys exploring area parks and the Sioux Falls bike trails with his two young sons in tow.
Chad Curry - Course CommitteeChad works as marketing Events Coordinator for Sanford Health. He is a recent graduate of Augustana University where he played defensive back for the football team. Chad enjoys being outdoors and is an avid fan of sports. He spends his free time searching the country for the next greatest burrito.
Tim Gerszewski - Course CommitteeTim works in communications at Sanford Health. He’s also held public relations positions in the athletic departments at Augustana University and Southwest Minnesota State University. Tim is a native of Mayville, North Dakota, and has lived in Sioux Falls since 2010.
Alan Helgeson - Marketing CommitteeAlan works as a Sr. Marketing Specialist at Sanford Health. He is also a longtime radio announcer in Sioux Falls. In his free time, he enjoys time with his Family and special time with grandson, Bear. He also plays ukulele and is the lead singer for local band, SHAYDZ.
Terry Vandrovec - Marketing CommitteeTerry is a marketing director for Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. Before that, he spent nearly 20 years as a sports reporter. He and his wife, Jess, live in Sioux Falls with their four children.
Greg Koch - Elite Runners/Course CommitteeCo-Owner of 605 Running Company in Sioux Falls, SD.
Lizzie Kuckuk - Start/Finish Line CommitteeLizzie is the Dietitian for the Sanford Sports Science Institute in Sioux Falls, working with athletes and active people to help them meet their health and performance goals through nutrition. She enjoys running on the road and trails with friends and family, swimming, cycling, as well as cooking food associated with fueling before and after all those activities. She spends the rest of her free time playing with her cat, doing projects around the house, or reading.
Kelly Marshall - Start/Finish Line CommitteeKelly is an occupational therapist and works as a Job Analysis and Ergonomics Specialist with Risk Administration Services. Along with her husband, 3 kids, and Golden Retriever, she enjoys most everything outdoors, especially running, biking, and all watersports. When forced to stay indoors, she also enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and playing the piano.
Melissa Moyer - Start/Finish Line CommitteeDr. Melissa Moyer is the manager of Sanford POWER Sports Physical Therapy, located within the Sanford Fieldhouse. She is board certified in sports rehabilitation through the APTA and specializes in running biomechanical assessments. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from South Dakota State University, followed by earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. During her time at St. Ambrose University, Melissa extended her clinical expertise in athletic training as the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Football and Women’s Volleyball teams. Melissa then completed an orthopedic residency program affiliated with St. Ambrose University and Rock Valley Physical Therapy.
Jacqueline Palfy - Elite Runners/Course CommitteeJacqueline Palfy is a longtime runner, reader and writer, marathoner, mom and board member of the nonprofit Sioux Falls Area Running Club. You can follow her on Twitter @runnerJPK.
Eric Pooley - Course CommitteeEric Pooley is a teacher as well as the cross country and track & field coach at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School and Dakota Distance Project. Eric is married, is an avid runner, enjoys spending time outdoors and trying to tire his two dogs out.