5th Annual Marathon Bahamas: The most chic island running event

 I was given a week to pack my bags. Not to sound dramatic but honestly, it was no more than 7 days that I was invited to MC for the Marathon Bahamas in Nassau..  New Providence, Bahamas. I was asked at an event I was doing for the same timing company that was going to time the Marathon Bahamas. I stood in shock and stared in disbelief because I actually remember looking in a trade magazine and thinking, ” I wanna do that race so bad.” So I finally blinked and began to say the words, “Of course.”  I was so thrilled I was able to spit that out in time before the offer left the table.  So a couple contingencies were introduced; gotta get a flight, gotta get to airport in time and had to finish a previous gig … Expand Story

USA Beach Running Championships

USA Beach Running Championships at Cocoa Beach Pier. October, 27th 2013 As always the USA Beach Running Championships combine great conditions with a super venue and awesome participants. This year’s race featured the 2 distances showcased. A 10K option or the competitive 13.1 Half Marathon option. There are overall winners and age group awards offered, and a unique division featuring barefoot runners. INI Productions was brought on as commentator and announcer, although we play some music as well. We arrived with fresh Dunkin Donuts and coffee available ( much needed.) The beach was still dark at 6am and we all worked with headlamps and lanterns. By 7am the early part of dawn was separating the horizon from the sky giving us a vanishing point over the Atlantic. Late registration and packet pick-up along with course management continued til 7am. Finally … Expand Story

INI and Smooth Running, Rocking the Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend.

INI had the privilege and opportunity to DJ and MC the Melbourne and Beaches Music Marathon over the weekend. Donna and I had a blast announcing for the 11 races that occurred over the weekend. Saturday we had a 5K, 8K, Wag Strong Wag Along dog and owner run, the Mascot dash, the Dunkin Donuts Kids Dash and, finally, the Coloring the Causeway Walk/Run for Cancer. Sunday saw the Half and Full Marathon and Hand Cycling race. The day started early and we were on site by 5:15 and by 6 INI was on board the Red Bull Audio Blaster mobile..   INI continued the day from the finish line where we cheered on locals and friends and interviewed the winners of each race. We played some loud music, plugged sponsors and made friends. Oh and Jesse was able to embarrass … Expand Story