Triple Crown Committee

Triple Crown BioThomas Bennett

I was recruited to serve on the Triple Crown committee in 2018 by my brother-in-law Scott Brown, and will be helping him with the team and age-graded competition. I’ve been running and racing in Maine since 1981, with my first race being a 10K around the Lewiston Industrial Park in May of that year. During my early running years, Ralph Fletcher was one of the dominant runners in the state, so it is a real pleasure to serve with him on the committee. I ran the Triple Crown series in 2016 and 2017, and look forward to contesting the races again this year, where I expect stiff competition in the 60-64 age group from Scott. I am the head coach for both indoor and outdoor track and field at Greely Middle School in Cumberland, and work as library director of Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland.

Triple Crown BioScott Brown

This is my third year serving on the committee for the Triple Crown series. As a runner and racer for over 44 years, I am looking forward to contributing to the continued success.  I have won both the Bridge Run and Fit Fest 5k, formerly course record holder of the Bridge Run course. In 1999, I began PR Racing, a local running team which I still coach and direct today. I have also directed and assisted in management of a number of road races. In 2008, I was inducted into the Maine Running Hall of Fame.


Erin Dunbar

I joined the Triple Crown committee in 2014.   My first road race was the 2008 YMCA Fit Fest. I have been hooked on running ever since!  I am currently a stay at home mom to two beautiful little girls.  I love being part of the Triple Crown committee because it benefits three wonderful organizations.  My current role on the committee is sponsorships and race amenities.

DSC00740Ralph Fletcher

As a competitive runner and a fan of running for over 50 years, I am pleased to have joined the Triple Crown committee as a way to give back to the sport and also contribute to promoting health and fitness in the community. I retired from Proctor and Gamble in 2005 and enjoy outdoor activities, motorcycles and the occasional beer. The three races provide a great venue for runners of all abilities, whether seasoned veterans or those attempting their first race and I derive great pleasure from being a part of the whole experience.

Maureen Goff

This is my third year on the Triple Crown Committee, and I look forward to assisting on the Fundraising and Sponsorship Committee again.  I retired from the retail industry in 2011 as Special Projects Manager and my experience and contacts will assist the committee to reach our goals.  I am a volunteer at the Auburn Public Library, Museum L/A and Maine Huts & Trails.  I joined the local “Tuesday Night Running Club” over 10 years ago and I have run 5k’s, 10k’s and my first ½ marathon in 2013. The Triple Crown fundraiser supports area children and brings the community together.

Alan Groudle

I’m the newbie to the committee and joined the team to help with marketing and graphics for the Triple Crown. Having run the Triple Crown the past few years and getting so much out of them, I was looking for a way to give back. This year being the 10 year anniversary, I was able to put my skills to work with creating a logo along with other print materials. In my free time I like to paint, do graphic design and listen to music. Oh, and I like to run. I am a part of the PR Racing team that fellow committee member Scott Brown runs.

SmilingHedigersAmy and David Hediger

Amy and David Hediger are in their third year on the committee.  Active runners and volunteers of local races, Amy and David both first ran the Bridge Run in 1999 and have taken part ever since.  Amy is the interim assistant superintendent in RSU 16, and David works in Planning and Code Enforcement for the City of Lewiston.  Both enjoy the sense of community and comradery at the Triple Crown races and look forward to assisting with the continuation of a great series of races.

Marcie Hird

I became a part of the Triple Crown committee three years ago as my professional career changed from the banking business to the Fitness Director at the Auburn Lewiston YMCA. I have, however, been involved with the Triple Crown many years as a participant and volunteer, and I am very passionate about the legacy it carries on from year to year and how it brings our community together.

IMG_1669Mike Lecompte

Looking to bring more running races to Lewiston/Auburn, I started the L-A Bridge Run in 1998.  I have watched our running community grow and really enjoy being part of an event that brings together people of all abilities and encourages healthy living.  In 2007 the Triple Crown was formed as a way to share the work of organizing a series of running races.  I am currently the Co-Chair of the Triple Crown Committee, and I get to work with a great group of dedicated committee members.  I retired from the Auburn Fire Department in 2014 and am now working at Bates College as a groundskeeper.  I enjoy running, hiking and anything that keeps me in motion.  There’s nothing like the magic on race day when runners come together!

Erin McKay

I’m a lifelong runner and started participating in races in 2010. I began running the Triple Crown in 2013, and they remain my favorite races of the season. I started volunteering in 2015 with the Kid’s Run, this is my second year on the committee. I am a mother of four and left my job as an IT Manager when our family opened our retail music business in Auburn in 2013. Being a small business owner, the need to reach out and support the local community became very important to me. The Triple Crown serves three amazing causes, and I enjoy contributing to the success of the series!

MaryMary Murphy

I have been on the Triple Crown Committee since the beginning.  I am the Director of Operations at the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA, one of the three organizations that the Triple Crown supports.  My role on the committee is registration and finance.  I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this event and watched it grow into such an amazing community event.

MonaMona Murphy

My name is Mona Murphy, and I work at the Central Maine Medical Center Laboratory. I got hooked on running when my manager invited me to join her at the Tuesday night running group about 10 years ago, and I have loved it from day one.   The Triple Crown races have always been such fun. I’ve met so many wonderful people who are runners.  I’m looking forward to giving back to a sport I’ve enjoyed for many years.

10592763_856537964364365_7356991647563160244_nJamie Theriault

This will be my fourth year volunteering on the Triple Crown Committee. I am thrilled to be able to give back to the Triple Crown series because these races were among my first when I began running in 2007. I teach kindergarten in Auburn and love running road races from 5k’s to marathons.

vincentShawn Vincent

I am in my fifth year on the committee and manage the content on the series website. Several years ago, the Triple Crown events got me back into running, and I have enjoyed the impact the races have had on my family, friends and our community. I am the principal at Whittier Middle School in Poland, where we share the Triple Crown’s commitment to healthy children and active families. I am also a proud dad of a family full of runners.

triplecrownMarie Veselsky

I am a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). I am also the owner of Integrated Optimal Health and Choice Center for Diabetes and Weight Loss with locations in Auburn and Conway, NH.  I have been an avid runner for over 30 years. I was one of the creators and former road race director of the Pemi Youth 5k and Half Marathon in NH. This race benefits a youth center that provides a safe haven for children after school.  This is my third year on the Triple Crown Committee, and I am looking forward to being involved with this 5k series.

Grant Jewitt

I joined the Triple Crown committee in 2018. My first road race was in 2009 in Portland. When I learned about the Triple Crown I was excited to find races happening in my own backyard. I have been running in the Triple Crown since 2011, and am thrilled to give back to local running community.

Steve Robertson

I coached track for 29 years, for 15 of those years the Girls’ Track and Field Coach at Edward Little High School. I became involved to honor Emily and the Fletcher family who gave so much to me as a coach. Emily was one of the captains of the 2001 State Championship team.
I’ve been a member of the organizing committee since 2006,missing only a couple of years because of work commitment.
Course logistics is my specialty and whatever other dirty work needs to be done. I retired from teaching after 39 years and am now a full time sub at Auburn middle School. Probably the only non runner on the committee, in my spare time I don’t run for enjoyment …I kayak. Marshall Pond has become my favorite venue.

Chris Irish

I just joined the Triple Crown committee this year and wanted to be part of a remarkable group of people that are making a positive impact in our community. I loved running through fields and woods when I was a kid. Rediscovering that joy as an adult has been incredibly fulfilling over the past 15+ years. As a nurse and diabetes educator, I’ve seen first hand what can happen when people don’t move their bodies enough and it’s both tragic and preventable. Signing up for a local 5k or better yet, the Triple Crown Series is a great way to achieve your health goals and I highly recommend it for everyone, no matter your speed or body type. It’s a great way for family and friends to challenge themselves and support some great causes at the same time. See you there!

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