Greg Hipp

Director of Events & Marketing

Greg directed his first road race in 1995 and has since directed, or served in a leadership role, in over 100's of running events including the Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler & 5K, Ready to Run 20 Miler, Nike Great American Cross Country Festival, the Bass Pro Shops Fitness Festival and Marathon, a Big Ten Cross Country Championship, two NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships along with numerous other track and field, cross-country and road racing events. At CARA Greg's oversees the Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler, Ready to Run 20 Miler, the 'Go Run program, Marathon VIP, the CARA Awards Banquet, the CARA Runners' Choice Circuit, CARA Race Certification, CARA Road Race Services, CARA Race Director Clinics and oversees CARA's marketing efforts and assists with program strategy and operations in CARA training programs. Greg has also been active in both USATF and USTFCCCA previously serving on the cross country executive committees for both organizations, and currently serving on the Long Distance Running Division Executive Committee as secretery and for communications.

Greg is a USATF Level II certified coach and before CARA he held coaching positions at Northwestern, NIU, Missouri State and Appalachian State during a 13-year coaching career. During that time his distance runners won seven conference team championships, accumulated 122 All-Conference honors, 31 individual conference championships and qualified for the NCAA Championships on 24 occasions. His most notable runner coached has been Casey Owens who placed ninth in the 10,000-meters (33:32) at the 2005 USA Championship and earned opportunities to compete for Team USA at the 2005 and 2006 Chiba Ekiden in Japan.

Greg got his start running with the Charlotte Road Runners Club in Charlotte, NC before competing in cross country and track at Appalachian State. Outside of running Greg likes to spend his time with his wife Jill, their son Jackson and daughter Lydia.

Call Greg: 312-262-7831

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