Meet Our Board of Directors

Corridor Running is lead by an active, all-volunteer Board of Directors representative of our membership, from walkers and joggers to hardcore marathoners and ultramarathoners.  Board members meet monthly to discuss club business and coordinate Corridor Running events and weekly runs. Want to get involved? Contact us now or come say ‘Hello’ at our next race–we’ll be there.  Don’t want to run but still want to be involved?  We are always looking for Volunteers to assist us.

 

Mark PowersMark-Powers

President

 

Mark has been running for over 40 years and has been an active member of the local running community for 13 years. He enjoys the camaraderie that comes with being involved with Corridor Running, knowing that there’s support and motivation when running together you just can’t get running by yourself. Mark joined the Corridor Running Board in August 2013 hoping to make an even greater impact on our running and racing community. He looks forward to serving the needs of the local running community and the members of Corridor Running.

Angie Maske-BerkaAngie Maske-Berka1

Vice-President
RUN CRANDIC Team, Marketing and 

Angie (Ang) Maske-Berka took up running as means of weight loss. Starting with a couch to 5k program, then a personal challenge to run a 5k every weekend one summer, which turned into running the Bix, then her first half marathon in 2011, followed by a full marathon in 2012. To date, she has completed 30 half marathons, 11 (technically 12) marathons and a 50k (or 2.) She is enthusiastically involved with all aspects of running through social media; twitter, facebook, instagram and blogging. Her favorite distance is the half marathon; long enough, yet short enough.

Angie enjoys communicating with social media, and is very runner specific detail focused.  She wants things to go smoothly on race day.  Angie is a streak runner and does race reviews. Angie wants the club to continue to offer a way for all runners with various goals and interests to come together, share their talents and experiences to support an active lifestyle.

 

Jenny BurkartJenny B1

Treasurer
Indian Summer Distance Classic Race Director

Jenny joined the board in 2011 and is Corridor Running’s treasurer. Jenny is the race director for a pair of races hosted by Corridor Running called Indian Summer. Her favorite race distance is the 10K.  Jenny began her running career in 2006. My first 5K was the Especially For You race in October 2007 with my daughter. After that I was hooked. I love everything about the running community as well as the races that many participate in.  My passion is helping others reach the goal of running their first 5K every year by helping with the Corridor Running Couch 2 5K group. I love being involved with the running community as well as helping others achieve goals through mentoring. I love being part of this wonderful organization & all the people that contribute to it.
Jenny Burkart Spotlight

Craig Brophy

Secretary

Craig lives in Cedar Rapids, where he works for Rockwell Collins and serves as the secretary for Corridor Running.  Craig has been a part of the local running community through his running of multiple local and regional races.  Often times Craig’s weekends will be full with family or running activities, including riding around in his convertible!

Nikki ChapmanNikki 1

Membership
Couch to 5K (C25K) Leader

Nikki manages the Membership activities, and our Couch to 5K (C25K) training on Thursday nights at the NewBo Market. She joined the Board of Directors 3 years ago.  Nikki brings a ton of enthusiasm with everything she does and has volunteered for many area races. We are happy to have her helping with all the activity at Corridor Running.

Jim DwyerJim D

Equipment Manager / Fifth Season Race Director 2018

Jim is the equipment manager for Corridor Running. He keeps track of all the material required to put on a race including rental equipment. Jim has been a runner for over two decades competing in marathons, half marathons and numerous other 5-8-10K’s. Jim grew up in a “running household” with his parents taking him to his first 5k at the age of 7. These days most of Jim’s running comes with a jogging stroller attached to him. Jim has shared his passion and love of running and physical fitness with countless others in the Corridor over the past 16+ years. Jim serves on many different organizations through out the corridor area.

 

Brian TharpBrian Tharp 1

 At-Large Representative / Fifth Season Race Director 2018

Brian took up running in 2008 during his weight loss efforts.  This has amounted to a total weight loss of 200 LBS to date. Brian runs events of all distances from 5K’s to completing his first 100K in 2015. Brian finished his first Boston Marathon in 2015, which to date has been one of his biggest running accomplishments. Brian likes to share his love and passion of running with others in a positive and motivational way. Brian also volunteers for many different organizations through out the Corridor area.

Doug FishwildDoug F

At-Large Representative
Swamp Fox Race Director

Doug’s main reason for running is to meet new people, and running is one of his most enjoyable activities. Doug love’s running trails and his favorite race is the next one. He started running in middle school and has competed in races ranging from 400 meters up to 50 miles. Doug’s goal as a board member is encourage people to dream big and try to achieve that goal. Any goal is achievable if you set your mind to it.