Mike Collins

929 Harrison Ave, Suite 303

Telephone: 614-299-8596

Information: Mike Collins is the President and Founder of Promotions One. He has served seven years as Executive Director of Red, White & BOOM!, the largest Independence Day celebration in the Midwest and recently hired as the Race Director of the Denver Post News Colorado Colfax Marathon.

From 1982-1992, Collins served as Race Director of the Columbus Marathon, one of the top 20 marathons in the country. He served on the Board of Directors from 1992-1999 and took on the position of Executive Director through 2005. Collins has consulted many nationally recognized marathons including Rite Aid Cleveland and Cincinnati Flying Pig. In 2004 he co-founded and became Executive Director of the Columbus PACE Race, a 5k Run/Walk which benefits prostate cancer awareness and screening.

In addition to managing running and community events, Collins is the Publisher of Midwest Running Magazine, which circulates over 15,000 issues bi-monthly and enjoys 100,000+ regular readerships in and around the states of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska and Ohio.

Collins' Public Relations experiences include servicing such clients as: MarathonFOTO, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus and Circus Fit Program, The End Results Company, The Running Network, etc...

Collins' community services include co-founding the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure, the largest road race in Ohio and served on its Board of Directors for a decade, raising money to fight breast cancer. As the former President and current member of the Westerville Board of Education, former chairperson of Parks and Recreations Advisory Council, and Westerville Chamber of Commerce award winner, Collins contributes to his community and school district


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