Long time Running Event Manager, Director, Agent, Announcer, Creigh Kelley, joins HAL Sports
Welcoming Kelley expands HAL Sports into a full event management service company
DENVER, Colo. (July 2, 2018) – HAL Sports, announced today that Creigh Kelley has joined their team as Director of Event Management. Kelley, respected both nationally and internationally in the running community, Colorado Running Hall of Fame Inductee, and Running USA Hall of Champions Inductee, brings more than forty years’ experience ranging from event planning, directing, and management to HAL Sports.
Kelley’s addition immediately expands HAL Sports’ offerings in full event management services along with its timing/scoring and event consulting offerings for the mass participatory endurance event space. Kelley’s impressive career includes being the founder/CEO of the former BKB, Ltd. an event management company, Race Director of Denver’s only marathon, the Colfax Marathon, and is one of the most beloved event announcers for such events as Rock n Roll Marathon Series, Walt Disney World Marathon, Cherry Blossom 10 Mile, Hospital Hill, to name a few. Kelley comments, “I am excited to be joining my good friends Lonnie and Michelle Somers (owners of HAL Sports) and the HAL Sports Team to bring my expertise in the development of our combined full service event management company. I have seen Lonnie and Michelle build HAL Sports from a small part-time organization almost ten years ago to one of the most respected and in demand companies in Denver and nationally.”
Lonnie Somers, owner of HAL Sports Said, “Michelle and I are delighted to have Creigh join us at HAL Sports. Creigh is the reason Michelle and I are in the endurance event business. He has been our mentor, business partner, and more importantly our friend for many years now. His [Kelley’s] addition propels HAL Sports into full event services that we can now offer to our wonderful clients as their trusted partner”.
HAL (Healthy Active Living) Sports (www.halsports.net) is a SomersPro, Inc. company based in Littleton, Colorado and was founded by Lonnie and Michelle Somers. Lonnie & Michelle Somers fell into event directing by starting a 5K in support of fetal syndromes research and awareness that almost took the life of their identical twin daughters during their pregnancy. Since that time, their event, The Great Candy Run in Denver, has grown to be the largest 5K timed 5K in Colorado with the largest kids program with more than 2,500 kids running their first 5K. In 2009, they founded HAL Sports, a timing/scoring and event consulting company. HAL Sports now is full service event management company that partners with charities, communities, and companies in the production and execution of their event with emphasis on creating memorable experiences. Today, HAL Sports works with over 130 events yearly in all areas of the United States. You can also find Lonnie announcing many local and national events.