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CREIGH KELLEY

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Creigh, pronounced Cree, is one of nation’s most popular and recognizable announcers, having been the voice of many of the largest triathlon and running events in the U.S. and abroad for the past 33 years. He has done radio and TV color commentary at local and national events, including the Giant Race (SF Giants), the Half Marathon Championships, World Triathlon Championships, Chicago Marathon, Columbus Marathon and the Summer Olympics in Sydney, PRRO Championships. 

ABC Sports Radio selected Creigh as their international Track and Field and Triathlon Analyst (Olympic Games ’00, Sydney) and he was awarded the Silver Dome Award for Excellence in Broadcasting by the Illinois Broadcasters Association for his play-by-play commentary of the Chicago Marathon. The Akron Marathon awarded him (’13) the Ambassador Award (5 prior recipients: Kathryn Switzer, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot, Hal Higdon and Craig Masback). Runner’s World Magazine (’11) featured Creigh as one of three national announcers. He has announced the start/finish line of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials four times.  Creigh has been a competitor, agent, race director and leader in the international running community, enriching his announcing assignments.

 

Professional Experience

 

  • BKB, Ltd. – President (1980-Present).  BKB has produced, supervised and managed over 1,000 special events throughout the nation over the last 33 years.
  • University of Southern California, MA (1994); Virginia Military Institute, BA (1968)
  • U.S. Army Combat Officer in Vietnam 2 Bronze Stars, Vietnamese Honor Medal and Germany
  • One of a handful of pioneers  that acted as professional agents to the original superstars of distance running
  • Continues to run 4+ days a week as he’s done for 33 years
  • Member Colorado Distance Running Hall of Fame
  • Member Running USA National Hall of Champions
  • President’s Award, USA Track & Field

 

 

Organizations

 

  • USA Track and Field Men's Long Distance Running Committee & Executive Committee (since 1982)
  • USA Track and Field National Long Distance Running Division -- Executive Committee ( since 2007)
  • Board of Trustees, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • Board Member, Fetal Health Foundation
  • Board Member, Kipture Primary School Foundation
  • Running USA -- Founding Member and National Board Member (2000-2011)
  • World Cup Marathon in Korea --Team Leader (1987)
  • World Road Relay Men's Team --Team Leader (Greece in 1995, Denmark in 1994)
  • International Federation of Sport at Altitude -- Executive Committee (1998-2008)
  • Olympic Trials Men’s Marathon -- Site Selection Committee (1984, 1988, 1992, 2008)
  • U.S. Men's Ekiden Relay Team -- U.S. National Team Leader (Japan in 2002, 1990)

 

Announcing (current and past assignments: this includes emceeing clinics, awards ceremonies, VIP dinners and press conferences at selected major events

  • Walt Disney World Marathon
  • Cherry Blossom 10M, Washington, D.C.
  • Giant Race, SF Giants
  • IMT Des Moines Marathon
  • USA National Road Racing Championship (Alexandria, VA)
  • Peachtree 10K Road Race, Atlanta, GA (PRRO Championships)
  • Colorado Colfax Marathon (serve principally as Race Director and emcee awards ceremony, Corporate Cup Awards Reception and Colorado Running Hall of Fame evening)
  • Quad Cities Marathon, Illinois
  • Akron Marathon
  • Rock ‘N Roll Marathons, Half Marathons and 10K
  • Running USA National Conference Co-Emcee
  • Capital City Half Marathon, Columbus, OH
  • Hospital Hill Run, Kansas City, MO
  • St Paddy’s Day Dash, Seattle, WA
  • Mile High United Way Turkey Trot 4 Mile, Denver, CO
  • World Triathlon Championships
  • Chicago Marathon
  • LA Triathlon
  • Danskin Women’s Triathlon Series
  • Desert News Marathon, Salt Lake City, UT