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CREIGH KELLEY

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) in Arizona during spring training, the Half Marathon Championships, World Triathlon Championships, Chicago Marathon, Columbus Marathon, the Summer Olympics in Sydney, and the PRRO Championships. 

Creigh-2014 

ABC Sports Radio selected Creigh as their international Track and Field and Triathlon Analyst 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. 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 1,200 special events in the U.S. over the last 34 years.
  • Noted by Runner's World Magazine as one of the three best national announcers (2013)
  • 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
  • Member Colorado Distance Running Hall of Fame
  • Member Running USA National Hall of Champion
  • Ambassador Award, Akron Marathon (5 prior recipients: Kathryn Switzer, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot, Hal Higdon and Craig Masback) 
  • Continues to run 4+ days a week as he’s done for 40 years 

Organizations 

  • USA Track and Field Men's Long Distance Running Committee & Executive Committee (1982-Pres)
  • USA Track and Field National Long Distance Running Division -- Executive Committee (2007-Pres)
  • 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), U.S. Men's Ekiden Relay Team -- U.S. National Team Leader (Chiba in 2002, 1990)
  • International Federation of Sport at Altitude -- Executive Committee (1998-2008)
  • Olympic Trials Men’s Marathon -- Site Selection Committee (1984, 1988, 1992, 2008
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Board of Trustees
  • Fetal Health Foundation, Board Member
  • Kipture Primary School Foundation, Founder and Board Member 

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

  • Walt Disney World Marathon (22 years)
  • Zooma Women’s Half Marathon Race Series 
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon 
  • Cherry Blossom 10M, Washington, D.C.
  • Giant Race, SF Giants (San Francisco, CA and Scottsdeale, AZ)
  • IMT Des Moines Marathon
  • USA National Road Racing Championship (Alexandria, VA)
  • Peachtree 10K Road Race, Atlanta, GA (PRRO Championships)
  • Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon (serve principally as Race Director), emcee Corporate Cup Reception and Colorado Running Hall of Fame evening
  • Jeff Galloway JG 13.1 Half Marathon (Atlanta, GA)
  • Hot Chocolate 15K (Denver, CO)
  • Quad Cities Marathon, Illinois
  • Road Race Management Race Director's Meeting Speaker (2011, 2015)
  • Akron Marathon (emcee VIP and Ambassador Award Ceremony)
  • Rock ‘N Roll Marathons, Half Marathons (4-6 each year)
  • Denver Broncos 7K
  • US Half (San Francisco, CA), Oakland Half (Oakland, CA)
  • Running USA National Conference Co-Emcee
  • Capital City Half Marathon, Columbus, OH (USA National Championship 2016)
  • Hospital Hill Run, Kansas City, MO
  • St Paddy’s Day Dash, Seattle, WA
  • Mile High United Way Turkey Trot 4 Mile, Denver, CO
  • LA Triathlon
  • Danskin Women’s Triathlon Series