ABout 2l race services
Our experience directing our own races ensures that we know how to bring together the many moving parts of a quality event efficiently. When an event director brings us on board to direct either a full event or consult on just portions of it, we want them to have confidence that we will ensure a successful event that grows year after year. We bring over twenty years of participation in hundreds of road races and cross country meets. Based out of West Chester, Pennsylvania 2L Race Services has expanded by starting a team based out of Waltham, Massachusetts.
Lowell Ladd: Chief Timer and Race Director
After a very successful high school and college running career that included earning All-American honors, Lowell began a coaching career. He has coached at the college level for six years for cross country and track and has helped direct major college cross country and track meets. For over a decade, he has also served as an online coach, guiding runners of all ages and ability levels for events from the 5K up to ultra-marathons. Lowell started and currently directs the Gettysburg North-South Marathon and the Gettysburg Blue-Gray Half Marathon. He has also directed the Reading Hospital Road Run 5K & 10K, the Perk Up 1/2 Marathon, Optometry Cares 5K, and more. A veteran of countless running events, Lowell has done 19 marathons and won 8of those with a personal best of 2:22:34.
Bob Wetzel: Director of Technology
Bob has over four decades of experience working in the business world working for companies like AT&T, Intel, and Lucent. He has significant expertise in electronic circuit design work. Bob serves as head timer for races directed by 2L Race Services and helps with many other events timed by the company. He is a veteran of numerous road races up to the half marathon distance and enjoys recreational cycling.
Brooke Magni: Marketing Director, Race Manager, Mid-Atlantic Timer
Brooke comes to us with an extensive background in both marketing and race directing. As a long-time runner, she can offer insight into both race timing and management as well as providing digital media marketing solutions. She will be working to continue developing and expanding the reach of 2L while working to enhance the overall experience for participants and sponsors. Brooke personally races on an amateur running team based out of Harrisburg, PA and has participated in hundreds of road races including 5 marathons.
Allison Favila: Mid-Atlantic Timer and Race Manager
Allison has transitioned from a background in music and education to working in international logistics. She helps manage registration, volunteers, food, and awards at 2L Race Services events as well as assisting with timing at other area events timed by the company. A figure skater as child, Allison has taken up the sport of running as an adult and is a veteran of numerous road races up to the marathon distance.
Ricardo Favila: Mid-Atlantic Timer and Race Manager
Ricardo has worked as a quality control engineer for major corporations including Ford Motor Company. He assists with timing at all 2L Race Services events and directs timing for other events. Ricardo was a very competitive tennis player through college and has continued to play while adding recreational running to his exercise regime. He is a veteran of numerous road races up to the half marathon distance.
Katrina Dryja: New England Timer and Race Manager
Katrina has a Masters Degree in Health Education and has worked at the higher education level directing recreation at schools including the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been a competitive figure skater her entire life, but has recently added running and triathlons to her significant workout routine and successfully completed the 2015 Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon.
Aaron brings a strong background in higher education, the non-profit sector, and sport specific to the board. He has worked in facilities management for Babson College and worked as a planning and logistics coordinator for the American Cancer Society. Additionally, he has coached high school cross country and track & field for Lexington (MA) High School. Well on his way to completing a marathon in every state, Aaron has completed the 26.2 mile distance in 21 states, is a triathlon age group national qualifier, and has completed the Ironman Triathlon.
Darren brings over fifteen years of Information Technology Management, Project Management and Operations experience in a Fortune 100 company to 2L Race Services. He has been an integral part of the Gettysburg Marathon and Half Marathon since their inceptions, providing instrumental course management oversight. He has been involved in all site survey evaluations for in-house events and operates the Jaguar timing system at the finish line for all 2LRS events. Darren enjoys recreational cycling in his free time.
Serves as Managing Director and Senior Consultant of Educate Innovate Inspire, LLC. Ryan has been owner and partner in four businesses in diverse fields: Marketing, IT, Real Estate and Management Consulting. Ryan understands the dynamics of effectively managing employees, time and money. He has experience in international affairs as an academic as well as a practitioner; working for the European Union, Government Accountability Office, various political organizations, and a run for the US Congress. Ryan is also an adjunct professor of Political Science at York College of Pennsylvania. Ryan is past-President of the Red Lion Area Business Association and sat on the Board of Directors for the York County Economic Development Corporation. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and a Master’s degree from Syracuse University. He is a certified Practitioner for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.