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MEET THE DIRECTORS

Tony Phillippi is a longtime runner in the Puget Sound area. Tony co-founded the running club Marathon Maniacs in 2003 and then the Half Fanatics in 2009, since then they have grown to over 34,000 members throughout the world.

In 2006 he co-founded the Tacoma City Marathon Association and has since directed over 200 events in the NW. Most recently, he stepped up to direct the Tunnel Marathons.

Having measured nearly 100 race courses, he’s been a USATF course measurer since 2007.

Tony also partnered with Databar INC in 2007 and created Databar Events! Giving race directors the tools they need to produce events.

With nearly 300 marathons and 19 consecutive Boston Marathons under his belt, you could say he’s been around the block a few times.

Jennifer Shaffer was born and raised in the Puget Sound area. She was surrounded by the running world growing up, with a mom (MM #200) who has racked up 64 marathons/ultras and 20 half marathons.

In 2014, Jennifer became a Half Fanatic and has since run 2 marathons/ultras and 23 half marathons.

This year, she’s taken on the role of Volunteer Coordinator for the Tunnel Marathons. She will be co-directing the Mud Mountain Dam events and is excited to kick off the inaugural race!

We look forward to seeing you at the Mud Mountain Dam events this fall!