RUN CALGARY TEAM

Run Calgary is governed by the Calgary Marathon Society, a not for profit volunteer organization. Senior Leadership  comprises of 5 full-time staff, which is supported by thousands of volunteers, contract employees, multiple Calgary agencies, our sponsors and partners, and our board of directors.​

We work as hard as we run —

Board of Directors

Run Calgary is governed by the Calgary Marathon Society, a not for profit volunteer organization made up of CEO's, CFO's and business owners in their own right, all of whom share a passion for running and community service.

Paul Chiswell

Chair

Nancy Farries

Vice-Chair

Melissa Paauwe

Treasurer

Louise Taylor

Secretary

Arielle Fitzgerald

Member at Large

Chet Anand

Member at Large

Justin Petkau

Member at Large

Meredith Conrod

Member at Large

Neil Barss

Member at Large

Robert Lazorko

Member at Large


Senior Leadership

Our 5 full-time staff are supported by thousands of volunteers, contract employees, multiple Calgary agencies, sponsors, partners, and our board of directors.​

Kirsten Fleming

Executive Director
she/her

kirsten@calgarymarathon.com
Kirsten lives and breathes the Calgary Marathon and can't imagine doing anything else. After a 10-year career as a TV journalist, Kirsten left it behind to make her passion her job.

Jon Bird

Operations Director
he/him

race.director@calgarymarathon.com
Jon was introduced to competitive sports at the age of four; his combination of high energy and a fascination with the water prompted the Bird family to enroll Jon in the University of Calgary Tiny Olympic Prospects swim program.

MAUREEN MACDONALD

Charity Challenge Coordinator & Director of Runner Experience
she/her

info@calgarymarathon.com
Maureen's passion for running started about 15 years ago. The first, and only, marathon she participated in was the Calgary Marathon in 2009.

JilL PETKAU

Operations Manager & Volunteer Program Manager
she/her

volunteer@calgarymarathon.com

As Run Calgary’s Volunteer Program Manager, Jill has been able to bring together her passion for running with her interest in volunteer and community development.

EMILY MILES

Marketing Manager
she/her

marketing@calgarymarathon.com

Although Emily is not a runner (she'll be the first to admit it!), she is thrilled to work behind the scenes and support those who choose to pursue their goals at Run Calgary events.