Our passion is stronger than ever

Since March 2020, we:
  1. Succesfully received permission for and held every event we own as an in-person live race experience.
  2. Created and held the Upstate Classic while also launching our Electric City 5 Miler and Miles on the Mohawk events which debuted in early 2021.
  3. Saw thousands of runners cross our finish lines, assisted by hundreds of volunteers.
  4. Had zero instances of pandemic related issues/concerns by local health agencies with respect to how our events were deployed and experienced.
  5. Passionately dedicated ourselves to the conviction that our beloved healthy outdoor activity can be experienced safely and deserves to be preserved.
This is what we do. Join us.

Let's help each other cross more finish lines


About Us


ARE Event Productions is an endurance event timing, technology, and full-scale production company based in Albany, NY. We have provided services to over 1,500 races across the U.S. and Canada, including national championships, the Nike Women's Series, and the NYC Marathon.


As event directors ourselves, we understand that attention to every detail is vital. To that end, we are a vertically integrated company consisting of software developers and event producers that can provide timing with live tracking, logistics, entertainment, equipment, and more. And as authors of our own timing, registration, and event management software, we have the in-house technical skill to confidently and flexibly deliver a first-class immersive experience.

Our Team

We are dedicated, cohesive, and absolutely love what we do. When not putting on events, find us participating in them or on endurance adventures together.
An extension of your directorial team to ensure your event's success.
Josh Merlis

President & Software

Emily Chromczak


Pete Rowell

Activations & Creative

Kevin Becker

Technology & Software

From timing to event setup, emceeing to running your packet pick-up, they do it all.
Brendan Behan

Matthew Brom

Griffin Christofferson

Kelly Costello

Maureen Cox

Kim Donegan

Joe Hayter

Larry Galluzzo

Rich Hoult

Brian Kelly

John Kinnicutt

Aaron Major

Steve Maneri

Chris McCloskey

Kyle McCormack

Kara McKnight

Paul Mueller

David Newman

Jim Russo

Lara Stelmaszyk

Additional members of our team who make events happen.
Shanley Alber
Marey Bailey
Barb Becker
Olivia Beltrani
Frank Bender
Whitney Bouchard
Anne Butler
John Butler
Tyler Carpenter
Lisa Chase
Deanna Dugan
Amy Fehringer
Ryan Fox
Kathleen Goldberg
Randy Goldberg
Miriam Hardin
Caleb Harris
Maddy Harris
Ben Heller
Jaime Julia
Aaron Knobloch
Josh Korn
Catherine Laier
Tim Lippert
Christie Macfarlane
Bill Majer
Matt McGowen
Jordan Mentzel
Charles Merlis
Michelle Merlis
Rich Messineo
Balu Mthiyane
Josh Myers
Jennifer Newman
Matt Ninneman
Owen Strong
Ginny Sweeney
Emily Taft
Renee Tolan
Larry Tuxbury
Mark Walling
Sue Wong
Joe Yavonditte
Laura Zima

Our Services

Timing and Results

We can accommodate any type of event - and thrive in complex live scoring scenarios.

Sound and Entertainment

From upbeat music to energetic announcing, and the equipment to ensure it's clearly heard, we've got you covered.

Course Logistics

We can handle all aspects of course logistics, including design, course marshal plan/orchestration, marking, course signage, and more.

Software Development

We create digital experiences. From packet pick-up 'Welcome Walls' to customized online experiences, let us make your event stand-out.

Event Photos

Integrate photos directly into the race results, building a personal page for each participant.

General Equipment

From barricades to cones, tables to water coolers, towers, trusses, tents and more, if you need it, we've got it.

Request our Services


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Saturday, July 3, 2021
Finger Lakes 50s Trail Races (50M, 50K, 25K)
Hector, NY
Sunday, July 4, 2021
9:00am Firecracker4Saratoga Springs, NY
11:30am Freedom MileClifton Park, NY
Saturday, July 10, 2021
10:30am Kick it for Kashius 5KColonie, NY
Sunday, July 18, 2021
8:30am Froggy Five Mile and Hard as Hell Half MarathonWarrensburg, NY
Saturday, August 21, 2021
8:00am Crystal Lake Sprint TriathlonAverill Park, NY
Sunday, August 22, 2021
8:30am Thacher Park Running Festival 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, & 50KVoorheesville, NY
Saturday, September 11, 2021
8:15am Malta 5k and 10k presented by Title Sponsor Global FoundriesMalta, NY
Sunday, September 12, 2021
8:20am 2021 Dunkin' Run 5K, 10K, & 15KAlbany, NY
Saturday, September 25, 2021
10:00am Charlton Heritage 5KCharlton, NY
Sunday, September 26, 2021
9:30am The CYC Crossings 5K Challenge & Kids RunsColonie, NY
Saturday, October 2, 2021
9:30am APD 5k Run/Walk for Domestic Violence AwarenessAlbany, NY
Sunday, October 3, 2021
9:00am Cantina Kids Fun Run 1/4 Mile & 1 MileSaratoga Springs, NY
Sunday, October 10, 2021
8:00am Mohawk Hudson River Marathon & Half MarathonSchenectady and Albany, NY
Monday, October 11, 2021
Fall Foliage Half Marathon & 5K
Rhinebeck, NY
Sunday, October 31, 2021
9:30am Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon & Squirrelly Six MileVoorheesville, NY
11:00am Ghostly Gallop 5KHudson, NY
Sunday, November 14, 2021
8:30am MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15KSchenectady, NY
Sunday, November 21, 2021
8:30am Upstate Classic 5K, 13.1M, 26.2MAltamont, NY
Saturday, December 4, 2021
10:30am ARE Adventure RaceWarrensburg, NY
Saturday, December 11, 2021
5:00pm Albany Last Run 5KAlbany, NY
Saturday, August 13, 2022
9:00am Mayor's Cup 5KColonie, NY



June 2021
Sat, Jun 1919th Annual Dodge the Deer 5KVoorheesville, NY
Sat, Jun 19Dodge the Deer Mile Fun RunVoorheesville, NY
Sat, Jun 19Strides 4 STRIDE 5kAlbany, NY
Sat, Jun 19Strides 4 STRIDE 5k - RollersAlbany, NY
Sat, Jun 1226th Annual Nate Race 5kCanastota, NY
Sat, Jun 1226th Annual Nate Race 12kCanastota, NY
Sat, Jun 12Pride Rainbow 5k Run-WalkAlbany, NY
Sat, Jun 05LifeSong Dash 5kHalfmoon, NY
May 2021
Sun, May 30Miles on the Mohawk MarathonSchenectady, NY
Sun, May 30Miles on the Mohawk 5MSchenectady, NY
Sun, May 30Miles on the Mohawk 10MSchenectady, NY
Sun, May 23Sasha's Superhero Run 5kHalfmoon, NY
Sat, May 22Scotties Stampede 5KBallston Spa, NY
Fri, May 07Pacers 5k FridayNational Landing, VA
Sun, May 02Literacy Run 5KSchodack Island State Park, NY
Sun, May 02Literacy Run 1 MileSchodack Island State Park, NY
Sat, May 01Run the Greenway 5K & 10KSterling, VA
April 2021
Sun, Apr 25Pacers 5KAlexandria, VA
Sat, Apr 17Druthers Helderberg to Hudson Half MarathonGuilderland, NY
Fri, Apr 16Druthers Helderberg to Hudson 5KGuilderland, NY
March 2021
Sat, Mar 27Schenectady Firefighters Run 4 Your LifeSchenectady, NY
Sat, Mar 13Electric City 5 MilerSchenectady, NY
February 2021
Sat, Feb 27Flyin' FAST Frosty 5KRexford, NY
Sat, Feb 1317th Annual Brave the Blizzard Snowshoe Race 5KGuilderland, NY
Sat, Feb 06Come Run in 2021 Road MileAlbany, NY


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Planning an event? Use our guide below that walks you through what to do, why to do it, and the numerous nuances that affect which decisions to make when creating your race.

Contact us

Call: (518) 320-8648
Monday-Friday (9am-5pm)

Email: webcontact@areep.com
Web: www.areep.com

Location: 21A Railroad Avenue
Albany, NY 12205


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