We welcome you to join us as part of our Spring 2020 Social Distance Running Challenge. This virtual race series presents you with an opportunity to find motivation, receive cool items, track your progress and benefit the Regional Food Bank of NENY.

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.

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Ongoing through May 31
AREEP's Social Distance Running Challenge Virtual Race Series
Saturday, May 30, 2020
8:00am CANCELED Run4Garrett 5K, 10K, & 13.1Sackets Harbor, NY
Sunday, May 31, 2020
9:00am CANCELED Amputee Blade Runners 5KColonie, NY
9:00am CANCELED KP5KAverill Park, NY
Saturday, June 6, 2020
9:00am CANCELED Kinderhook OK5KKinderhook, NY
9:00am CANCELED Run the Runway 5KSchenectady, NY
9:00am CANCELED The PRIDE 5kAlbany, NY
9:00am CANCELED Toys for Tots 5KSaratoga Springs, NY
CANCELED Bridgehampton Half Marathon & 5K
Bridgehampton, NY
10:00am VIRTUAL Lifesong Dash 5KClifton Park, NY
Sunday, June 7, 2020
CANCELED Girls on the Run 5k
Schenectady, NY
Thursday, June 11, 2020
VIRTUAL Route 50 Mile
Burnt Hills, NY
Saturday, June 13, 2020
8:30am CANCELED Greene County Spring Into Summer 5KCoxsackie, NY
Saturday, June 20, 2020
8:00am Ron Jankowski Memorial Fund Father's Day 5KBriarcliff Manor, NY
VIRTUAL Strides 4 STRIDE 5K & 2K
Albany, NY
10:30am CANCELED Kick it for Kashius 5KColonie, NY
Saturday, June 27, 2020
10:00am ARE's 18th Dodge the Deer 5k & Mile Fun RunSchodack Landing, NY
Saturday, July 4, 2020
CANCELED Finger Lakes 50s Trail Races (50M, 50K, 25K)
Hector, NY
Saturday, July 11, 2020
12:00pm CANCELED Guilderland DuathlonGuilderland, NY
Saturday, July 25, 2020
9:00am VIRTUAL Run for the River 5K/10KClayton, NY
Saturday, August 1, 2020
9:00am (Tentative new date) Scotties Stampede 5KBallston Spa, NY
Saturday, August 8, 2020
9:00am CANCELED Ken Hummel Memorial Duathlon, 5K & Kids' 1 MileStuyvesant, NY
Saturday, August 15, 2020
8:00am Crystal Lake Sprint TriathlonAverill Park, NY
8:00am Camp Chingachgook Challenge 10K and Half MarathonLake George, NY
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
6:15pm Hump Day 5KClifton Park, NY
Saturday, August 22, 2020
9:00am Duanesburg YMCA TriathlonDuanesburg, NY
Sunday, August 23, 2020
8:30am Thacher Park Running Festival 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, & 50KVoorheesville, NY
Saturday, August 29, 2020
8:00am Helderberg to Hudson Half MarathonAlbany, NY
Thursday, September 3, 2020
GE Employee 5k & 10k
Schenectady, NY
Thursday, September 10, 2020
6:30pm Albany County Law Day 5K Run Against Domestic ViolenceColonie, NY
Saturday, September 12, 2020
8:00am Greene County TriathlonAthens, NY
8:15am Malta 5k and 10k presented by Title Sponsor Global FoundriesMalta, NY
Sunday, September 13, 2020
8:20am 2020 Dunkin' Run 5K, 10K, & 15KAlbany, NY
Shark Shuffle 5K
Colonie, NY
Thursday, September 17, 2020
CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge 3.5M
Albany, NY
Saturday, September 19, 2020
10:00am Literacy Run/Walk 5K and Youth MileSchodack Landing, NY
10:00am Charlton Heritage 5KCharlton, NY
Adirondack Pub and Brewery ADK 5K
Lake George, NY
Sunday, September 27, 2020
8:15am Montgomery County Half Marathon and 5KTribes Hill, NY
9:00am Glenville YMCA Muddy Sneakers Trail Run 5KGlenville, NY
9:30am Albany Booster Club Falcon 5KAlbany, NY
Sunday, October 4, 2020
9:00am Cantina Kids Fun Run 1/4 Mile & 1 MileSaratoga Springs, NY
Sunday, October 11, 2020
8:00am Mohawk Hudson River Marathon & Half MarathonSchenectady and Albany, NY
Saturday, October 17, 2020
8:50am St. Catherine's Running SCCCared Family 5K & 10KColonie, NY
Sunday, October 18, 2020
10:30am Ghostly Gallop 5KHudson, NY
Saturday, October 24, 2020
9:00am Troy YMCA Trick-or-Trek 5KTroy, NY
Have a Drink on Me 5k
Clifton Park, NY
Sunday, October 25, 2020
9:00am Saratoga Cross Country Classic 2K, 3K, 5K & 8KSaratoga Springs, NY
Saturday, October 31, 2020
9:30am Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon & Squirrelly Six MileVoorheesville, NY
Sunday, November 8, 2020
8:30am MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15KSchenectady, NY



May 2020
Sun, May 03Virtual Plattsburgh Half Marathon & RacesPlattsburgh, 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


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Call: (518) 320-8648
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Email: webcontact@areep.com
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Location: 21A Railroad Avenue
Albany, NY 12205