2024 Olmsted Spirit Race Series

Our Team

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The 24th Annual Olmsted Spirit 5K Race was held on May 29, 2022 at Olmsted Falls High School in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. Photo by Mark Madere - SpectraLight Photography - https://SpectraLight.com

Jeff Swislocki took over as Executive Director in 2014.  Jeff is an Olmsted Falls graduate from the Class of 2002.  Prior to taking over as director, Jeff ran this event ten times, many of which he ran in the same age group as our co-director, Justin Zrenner.  He loved the community feel and was honored to take over when the Hosta Family offered.  He lives by the mantra, Service before Self, and loves being able to give back and recognize Bulldog graduates and Olmsted businesses/organizations who give back to the community they live/serve in.  Jeff also is the Head Coach for the Lakewood High School Boys Cross Country and Indoor Track teams, and the Assistant Coach for Boys Distance on the outdoor track team.

DIRECTOR OF RACE OPERATIONS
Justin Zrenner has been the Director of Race Operations since 2014.  He graduated from Olmsted Falls High School in 2002 and currently teaches math at the high school.  He’s run the Olmsted Spirit 5K four times, and loves to pay it forward.

FOUNDING SPONSOR

The 24th Annual Olmsted Spirit 5K Race was held on May 29, 2022 at Olmsted Falls High School in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. Photo by Mark Madere - SpectraLight Photography - https://SpectraLight.com
Mark Madere has been involved in the Olmsted Spirit 5k in various capacities since its inception in 1998.  SpectraLight Photography, his studio, provided the seed money to cover initial start-up expenses.As a Pennsylvania State participant in high school cross country and track, Mark values the camaraderie that running with others provides.  As a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he understands the high cost of post-secondary education.  Thus, his involvement in the Olmsted Spirit 5k has helped bring the Olmsted community together for a healthy, fun activity while raising money for OFHS grads heading off to college.

TEAM MEMBERS

The 24th Annual Olmsted Spirit 5K Race was held on May 29, 2022 at Olmsted Falls High School in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. Photo by Mark Madere - SpectraLight Photography - https://SpectraLight.com

Paul and Maryanne Swislocki have lived in the Olmsted Community for over 39 years now.  They have enjoyed living and raising their children in Olmsted Falls.  They love to give back to the community and helping their son Jeff with the race.

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Evolved Tek is a full service technology firm dedicated to helping businesses realize their potential through the power of technology. They are based out of Olmsted Falls and are proud to be a sponsor of the Race Series!