VT City Marathon RD Sisino Ending A Long Run

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Date: July 10, 2008
Media Contacts:
Andrea Sisino – Executive Director of RunVermont, andrea@runvermont.org, (802) 863-8412
Cindy Delaney – Chair of RunVermont, cindy@delaneymeetingevent.com, (802) 865-5202

(Burlington, VT) Andrea Sisino, Executive Director of RunVermont, the parent organization of the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon is leaving her position at the end of 2008 after 17 years.

Sisino led the transformation of the Vermont City Marathon organization from its single-event focus to a broader mission of promoting running in Vermont and to its new name, RunVermont. She developed the Many Miler Youth Program, Junior Youth Relay training program, Lake Champlain Women’s Running Camp, Marathon training programs and a consulting and timing service for the organization. RunVermont is now a year-round organization with a staff of six.

Under Sisino’s leadership, participation in the Key Bank Vermont City Marathon and Marathon Relay grew from 1,200 runners in 1989 to 8,000 runners today, more than 25,000 spectators, and 1,600 volunteers in 2008.  In recent years, Runner’s World magazine recognized the KBVCM for its scenic course, excellent organization and tremendous support from the community.

Sisino’s husband, Mike, recently retired from the Vermont State Police and Andrea saw the opportunity for the couple to “transition to a new phase in our careers together.”  She plans to lead the organization until the end of the year, allowing for a smooth transition for all of the events on the schedule and for the RunVermont staff.

“Andrea’s enthusiasm and passion for VT and running is contagious” noted Cindy Delaney, RunVermont’s Board Chair. “She has been a great asset to RunVermont, and her vision and leadership have built the organization into one of the most respected in the industry and in the state. We will have a hard time replacing her commitment, caliber and energy”.

“I’ve had a blast”, said Sisino. “Seventeen years went by in a flash. There are so many great memories because there have been hundreds of people along the way who have been an integral part of this organization. I feel blessed to have been given this opportunity.”

The RunVermont Board of Directors is conducting a search to fill the Executive Director’s role. A full job description and timeline for the hiring process is available at Run Vermont

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