Our passion is stronger than ever

We have reinvented the race experience and appreciate the trust of our local government leaders in sharing our belief that it can be done safely. We invite you to learn more about our efforts:

Click the images above to learn more about the unique virtual events we've created since the spring of 2020.

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

Paul Mueller

Operations & Logistics

Emily Chromczak


Kim Donegan


Pete Rowell

Operations & Logistics

Kevin Becker

Technology & Software

Jim Russo


Griffin Christofferson


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

Matthew Brom

Kelly Costello

Maureen Cox

Joe Hayter

Larry Galluzzo

Rich Hoult

Brian Kelly

John Kinnicutt

Aaron Major

Steve Maneri

Chris McCloskey

Kyle McCormack

Kara McKnight

David Newman

Lara Stelmaszyk

Additional members of our team who made events happen over the past year.
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


Click to register now at ZippyReg.com
Sunday, December 6, 2020
11:00am ARE Adventure RaceWarrensburg, NY



November 2020
Sun, Nov 15Upstate Classic 5KGuilderland, NY
Sun, Nov 15Upstate Classic Half MarathonGuilderland, NY
Sun, Nov 15Upstate Classic MarathonGuilderland, NY
October 2020
Sat, Oct 3116th Annual Squirrelly Six MileVoorheesville, NY
Sat, Oct 3116th Annual Hairy Gorilla Half MarathonVoorheesville, NY
Sat, Oct 03Run 4 The River Half MarathonAlbany, NY
September 2020
Sun, Sep 20Saratoga Palio - Melanie O'Donnell Virtual 5K and Half Marathon Saratoga Springs, NY
Sat, Sep 19ADK 5KLake George, NY
Sat, Sep 19Literacy Run 5KSchodack Landing, NY
Sat, Sep 19Literacy Run 1 MileSchodack Landing, NY
August 2020
Sat, Aug 29Druthers Helderberg to Hudson Half MarathonAltamont, NY
Sun, Aug 23Thacher Park Trail Running Festival - 10kVoorheesville, NY
Sun, Aug 23Thacher Park Trail Running Festival - Half MarathonVoorheesville, NY
Sun, Aug 23Thacher Park Trail Running Festival - MarathonVoorheesville, NY
Sun, Aug 23Thacher Park Trail Running Festival - 50kVoorheesville, NY
Sun, Aug 09Dippikill Froggy Five MileWarrensburg, NY
Sun, Aug 09Hard as Hell Half MarathonWarrensburg, NY
June 2020
Sat, Jun 2718th Annual Dodge the Deer 5KSlingerlands, NY
May 2020
Sun, May 03Virtual Plattsburgh Half MarathonAnywhere, NY
March 2020
Sat, Mar 07#FITDC HerStory 5KWashington, DC
Sat, Mar 07Irish Shamrock Sweat-er Run 5kAlbany, NY
Sat, Mar 07Irish Shamrock Sweat-er Run 10kAlbany, NY
February 2020
Sat, Feb 22Cystic Fibrosis Stair Climb Relay RaceAlbany, NY
Sat, Feb 22Cystic Fibrosis Stair Climb Firefighter's ChallengeAlbany, NY
Sat, Feb 22Cystic Fibrosis Stair ClimbAlbany, NY
Sat, Feb 1516th Annual Brave the Blizzard Snowshoe Race 5KGuilderland, NY
Sun, Feb 09Love the Run You're With 5KWashington, DC
January 2020
Wed, Jan 01#FITDC Fresh Start 5KWashington, DC


Get A quote


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.
Planning a Race Awards Planning Course Certification

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