Everyone at Arsenal Events is passionate about running. We understand the importance of a well organized and properly timed race and will do everything within our power to ensure that your race is a success. Our goal is to grow the race participation rate at the races we time and manage and to share our love of running with more people.
Owner and CEO
Kristen has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. She has held a variety of positions in youth programming, finance, human resources, business development, leadership, and race management. She spent 10 years with the Rappahannock Area YMCA before joining the team at the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center when the facility opened in 2016. She held the position of General Manager of the Rouse Center for three years before leaving at the end of 2019. During that time, she managed two successful races: the Halloween 5K and Monster Mile and the Frosty 5K and Reindeer Run.
Kristen founded the Lewis and Clark Running Club at Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Ladysmith, Virginia and was head coach for 8 seasons. She was a three sport athlete in high school and ran track and cross country in college. Unfortunately, Kristen's running days seem to be over due to a nagging injury, but she still enjoys working out at the Rouse Center and gets an occasional run in. Kristen lives in Stafford, VA with her husband, 3 daughters, 2 cats, and 2 dogs.
Director of Operations
Ken has over 15 years of experience in data collection, computer programming, and automation. During that time he has set up and operated test equipment in temperatures ranging from -41F to 113F. What a guy. Ken has degrees in Chemistry and Meteorology, both of which serve no purpose now except as conversation pieces at parties.
Tragically, Ken's dream of playing third base for the Seattle Mariners was crushed at birth due to genetics that were incompatible with a career in baseball. Instead, he used his slow twitch muscles and lack of coordination to become a moderately competetive runner. He was a four sport athlete in high school and also ran Cross Country and Track in college. Ken still trains and competes in marathons as time and his aging body allows. Ken lives in Stafford, VA with his wife, 3 daughters, and more animals than he would like to admit.