November 7, 2013
Contact: Jeff Darman 
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Jerry Frostick Named 2013 MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year

A committee made up of race directors, athletes, media, corporate executives and club officials has named Jerry Frostick, Co-Director of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend (Virginia Beach, VA), the MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year.

Frostick was honored at a reception at the Road Race Management Race Directors’ Meeting in Hollywood, FL on November 7. The award is presented by Electric City Printing.

“From a large and very impressive international field of well-qualified candidates, Frostick emerged as the winner,” said Road Race Management President Phil Stewart. Described by Bill Rodgers as “the Gold Medal of race directing,” the award is one of the most prestigious honors in the sport of road racing. “Anyone nominated should be proud of their accomplishments,” said Stewart.

“Jerry’s resume resonates with passion and commitment for both race directing and the sport of long distance running. During his ten years as a leader of the Shamrock Sportsfest, the event grew from a regional event with 3,000 participants to a nationally recognized running weekend with 28,000 participants. But his work didn’t stop there; he directs half a dozen other successful events in the Tidewater, Virginia area, he has promoted kids running, he has raised thousands of dollars for charity through all of his events, and he coaches runners and triathletes. Jerry Frostick is the complete package and is a most deserving recipient of the Road Race Management/MarathonFoto Race Director of the Year award for 2013,” added Stewart in making the presentation.

The MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year award (presented by Electric City Printing) is made annually to recognize and promote excellence in race directing. Nominees were judged on several factors, including overall ability, reputation of race, creativity and organizational ability. For a list of previous recipients, visit

Road Race Management ( is a member-based organization that publishes a newsletter and many other publications designed for race and industry professionals, and conducts a prestigious annual national race directors’ meeting and trade show in Florida. MarathonFoto ( is the world’s largest race photography company. Electric City Printing (, a Consolidated Graphics company, is an FSC-certified printer. Event managers from around the world depend on Electric City for high quality, quick turnaround, race numbers and commercial/digital printing.

Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting