Kirsten-Ellen Fleming is an adventure-loving mountain gal who splits her time between Calgary, Canada and the Alberta Rocky Mountains. In 2012 she left a career in broadcast journalism and became the first ever employee of the longest running marathon in Canada, The Calgary Marathon.   

As Executive Director of Run Calgary, she has grown the team to a staff of 8 and taken the organization from one marquee event to 9 signature events servicing 25,000 (mostly!) happy finishers each year.

A 2018 ‘Top 40 under 40’ winner for her work building community through running, Kirsten co-founded the Canadian Endurance Sports Alliance (CESA), sits on the Global Mass Participation World Board and is a longtime contributor to Fast and Female, an international charity that helps keep girls in sport.

Her main interests beyond race operations and running are: any kind of adventure in the mountains, yoga, drinking rosé while talking about running and race operations, and spending time with her husband Matt, dog Josie and 18 month old son Jones. 

She’d love to hear from you on LinkedIn!