About the Race Directors

Dustin & Rachel Speer – courtesy of Wesley Hitt Photography

Dustin & Rachel Speer – courtesy of Wesley Hitt Photography

The Speers founded the Soaring Wings Half Marathon in Conway, Arkansas, in 2008 and directed the event until moving to Hot Springs in late 2012.  The Speers were named the 2012 Arkansas RRCA Race Directors of the Year. Both are avid trail runners and have participated in events such as Kettle Moraine 100, Tahoe Rim Trail 100, Rocky Raccoon 100, Cajun Coyote 100 and Thunder Rock 100.

The race directors, along with a race board packed with years of running expertise, donate their time to producing the Run LOViT events. Run LOViT Endurance Events is a 501(c)3 organization through the Road Runners Club of America group exemption status with the IRS. None of the directors or board members profit from these events.  Proceeds are given back to the trail community.

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Special thanks to the people who make LOViT a success: Mountain Harbor for hosting us on their property; our sponsors who support us - Tailwind Nutrition, Go! Running, The North Face, Road ID, and RRCA; Our aid station captains - Matthew Jackson, Phil Carr, Dan Smith, Cassie Brown, Bea Mickelson, Billy & Kim Shurley, Justin Walker, Chris Baldwin, Ronnie Daniel, Yoni Fisher, Susan Beckwith, Lorena Moody, Ken & Tracy Freeman; Our volunteers; The Traildogs for developing and maintaining the beautiful beast we call LOViT; Debbie Rigsby for handling our participant photos; the 2018 LOViT Race Board - who wear many hats - Kim & Billy Shurley, Stacey Shaver, Elizabeth Kimble, Phil Carr, Corbett Sanders, Jason Armitage, Matthew Jackson & Josh Drake. And above all, we give glory to God who gave us such a beautiful playground to play on. Romans 1:20