“START STRONG, FINISH STRONGER”

OUR MISSION

To inspire health and fitness through training groups, programs, and world-class events. Running a negative split means to finish stronger than you started. We encourage people to not only finish strong in our races, but also in the many journeys they face in life.

Meet The Team

Ryan Hite
Owner, Chief Endurance Officer

Ryan and his wife Amy started Negative Split in 2012 out of a passion for running and fitness. On race day, you will usually find him with a traffic cone in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. 

Eric Ewing
Owner, Chief Timer

Eric has timed over 1,000 races in his career and is our head timer and go to for all timing related solutions. On race day, you can usually find him working the timing booth or stealing the microphone from the MC to crack a joke or two.

Melissa Groom
Director of #Hashtags

Melissa is the brains behind all of Negative Split’s marketing, social media, and emails. On race day, you will usually find her running around the start / finish area taking pictures of people taking selfies!

Candace Morris
Director of Awesomeness

Candace is in charge of sourcing all the totally awesome swag and merchandise at Negative Split races. Candace also works with many of Negative Split’s special projects and websites.  On race day, you will usually see her in the start / finish area helping make sure the runner experience is epic!

Amy Hite
Director of Friendships

Amy works with all our wonderful community partners and race partners. On race day… well you just might find her running a race, but if not she is there making sure all our partners and sponsors have what they need! 

Randy Schwaegler
Voice of Negative Split

Randy was the announcer for the first Negative Split Half Marathon and continues to be the voice of Negative Split. He has celebrated well over 100,000 athletes finishing our events!

Ty Barnes
Course Lead

Ty has a passion for running and works heavily on finding new courses and course logistics for our races. On race day, Ty can be found running around the course making sure runners stay safe on our courses.

Holly Johnson
Happiness Coordinator

Holly manages many of our customer service channels and provides registration solutions for runners. She also manages our online store and shipping of virtual events.

Jonathan Bowler
Timer

Jon is on the Negative Split Event Timing team. He is a head race timer and site lead for contracted races.

Aaron Hensarling
Timer

Aaron is on the Negative Split Event Timing team. He is a head race timer and site lead for contracted races.

Mary Hildie
Timer

Mary is on the Negative Split Event Timing team. She is a head race timer and site lead for contracted races.

Jesse Scholz
Timer

Jesse is on the Negative Split Event Timing team. He is a head race timer and site lead for contracted races.

“To me Negative Split is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle and community. We sweat, inspire, and laugh together.”

— RYAN HITE, OWNER

OUR TEAM

Negative Split has one of the most awesome event teams around!  They work their butts off to make sure you have a killer experience on event day!

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