Crazy Dog Events LLC (Crazy Dog) got its name and logo idea from the founder’s long time running partner, Snickerz. Snickerz was an Airedale, who loved to run till he started going blind at age 13. He was known to run 14 miles at a time maintaining a steady and strong pace the entire way. Snickerz passed away 17 days from turning 17. Farewell faithful companion!
Race Director Bio
Danny Talmage is a runner who turned to Race Directing to help local charities in Germantown, MD. He has run over 100 races including nine marathons in different parts of the United States and enjoys 10 milers the most. Danny is a member of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club and has volunteered in various capacities with the club for the last 18 years. Through his efforts with his local running club, he has learned what makes a race GREAT. He has served as Race Director for the Germantown 5 Miler since its inception in (2003) and also served as Co-Race Director of the Halloween Young Run for two years. He is the race director of the clubs Turkey Burnoff 5 and 10 milers each November. He has, for the last few years, been a contractor for the club’s Race Management Services and has finish line coordinated or timed many of the races in Montgomery County including, Pikes Peek 10k, Parks Half Marathon, Kentlands/Lakelands 5K, Defeat DIPG, Jeremy’s Run, Bethesda YMCA’s Turkey Chase, and the MOCO High School Cross Country Championship. Not only is Danny an IPICO timer, but he enjoys working with the equipment including upkeep and the yearly budget. Danny has won the Volunteer Service Award in 2007, the Volunteer of the Year award in 2011, and the President’s Award in 2015 and 2018. Danny also serves as a team captain for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. Danny enjoys creating designs for banners and believes in working with designers to create a one of a kind design for his race shirts. As Managing Partner, Danny formed Crazy Dog Events LLC to help others create what he knows and loves to do: great racing events for runners, sponsors, and beneficiaries, all while giving back to the community in which he lives. He has race directed several local charity races and currently under the auspices of Crazy Dog Events he is the race director of Kentlands/Lakelands 5K and Run for EveryMind 5K.
The Crazy Dog Team
Crazy Dog’s team of workers are former race directors or timers who have worked with Danny for several years and know the excellence that he expects for race directing and timing.