Elite Race Management is the product of many runs, rides, and conversations that usually began with, “Wouldn’t it be great if…?” Owners Shawn Loper and Will Murdoch are passionate about the running, cycling, and multisport world, and have been around it almost their entire lives. This passion is what drives their events, and ensures that competitors, spectators, and sponsors all have a great time at ERM races.
Shawn’s resume as a runner and multisport athlete is long, and growing every weekend. From marathons to Ironman triathlons and everything in between, there isn’t a whole lot that he hasn’t accomplished. Shawn has been around the sport for over 15 years and has served as race organizer & director, high school coach, multisport club leader, and athlete; usually at the same time! Whether it’s helping a young athlete learn how to train for a 5k, or showing a new triathlete the fine art of transitioning, Shawn is always there to pass on his knowledge and help others reach their goals.
Will started running in 8th grade, and while he doesn’t pound the pavement like he used to, he’s never been far from the sport. In high school and college, Will was fortunate to work with great coaches and great athletes to learn about the sport, and bring home a few championships over the years. Adding road and mtb cycling to his repertoire, Will has found a way to continue testing his endurance and pedestrian right-of-way laws. Whether it’s a 10k or a hot dog eating contest, Will loves to compete and admires those who enjoy pushing themselves to the limits.