Running in the USA
is owned and managed by Bill and Mary Flaws (husband and wife) of
Bill maintains all the information on the site.
Bill literally checks hundreds of links every week, (sometimes hundreds in a day), looking for new races,
updated races, and race results. Maintaining the site is Bill's full time job.
Mary does the website and database programming.
This site is built with Classic ASP, ASP.NET,
and SQL Server. Mary also wrote a desktop application to help Bill maintain the information
on the site. With nearly 10,000 races, just making sure we don't have duplicates is a big task.
Mary's main job is as an independent computer nerd working under the
business name Delta Computer Solutions, Inc.
does custom website and desktop programming for businesses and organizations.
At Running in the USA
, our goal is to list on our site every running-related race in the USA.
We want to make it easy for our visitors to find race information, past results, race photos, and connect
with other runners through running clubs or running forums.
If you know of a race that is not listed in our directory,
it to us.
Mary is the runner. Mary began running in August, 1999 - just woke up one day, and started running.
In 2000, she ran her first half marathon, Fox Cities
In 2001, she ran her first marathon, Lakefront Marathon
Here are some of Mary's PR's as of October 2010: