2024 Election Board of Directors Bios


Chattanooga Track Club

It's time to meet the candidates for 2024 - 2025 Chattanooga Track Club Board!

Brittany Harris:
I embarked on the adventure of running in 2016 when I ran my first 5K.  My passion for running began to expand as I participated in more races, one of those being a marathon relay.  This event led me to join a community of runners and I began meeting at the Sports Barn downtown and joining group runs with the Chattanooga Track Club.  As a school leader, I see our students empowered by their community.  I want to serve to be a beacon of light within our community to inspire and motivate others to embrace and explore running with people who value and promote wellness.
Jason Hartman:
My name is Jason Hartman and I’m currently on the CTC Board and hoping to continue serving. I have been running for close to 10 years and I wish I had found running earlier! I came to CTC via the Saturday morning run groups and I’ve been a member ever since. I hope to continue serving on the board so I can be an active participant in helping CTC continue to grow and support all the runners in the Chattanooga community.
Dayna Smith:
Hello, My name is Dayna Smith.  I have been running for approximately 17 years.  I just completed my first full marathon at 57 years old.  I love 5ks, 10ks, and half Marathons.  I really cannot pinpoint when I started with the CTC, but so glad I did, such wonderful people.  People that inspire me to keep improving my running and myself. I would love to serve on the CTC Board of Directors, be a larger part of the running community and help it grow.
Ginny Bumpus:
I have been running for over 20 years since joining my high school track team and have never looked back. I first found out about the track club when I moved to Chattanooga and was looking for running groups in the area. Over the years I have run several CTC sponsored races and met some wonderful members. I would like to serve on the board in order to be more involved in my community.
Emily Geyer:
I am a homeschooling mom who has come to love running as a personal outlet. After casually running half marathons off and on for the past decade or so, I just ran my first marathon (Marine Corps), and I had the time of my life! Training for the marathon introduced me to a whole new world of running and running friends, and I’m excited to get more involved in the Chattanooga running community. 
Ginny Kelly:

I have lived in Chattanooga for 14 years and moved here from Oxford, MS. The sheer beauty of Chattanooga drew me to the city. I left the pharmaceutical industry for the outdoor industry about seven years ago to direct races for the Rock/Creek Series. I bought the series four years ago, currently called Bad Beard Events, and put on five races throughout the year. I spent several years running for the Rock/Creek Race Team and founded the Rock/Creek Women’s Trail Running Summit in 2014 with another local runner. I have run most road and trail races in Chattanooga, and love and appreciate all the track club brings to Chattanooga. I currently sit on the Lookout Mountain Conservancy, Wild Trails, Land Trust for TN, and Leadership Chattanooga boards and am a member of the Downtown Chattanooga Rotary. I would love to serve on the CTC board as I always seek new and creative ways to get people outside. We live in such a fantastic city, and because the track club was where I looked for running partners when I moved here, I would love to help shape its future for others.

Jimmy McGinness:
Hello , my name is Jimmy McGinness and my first exposure to CTC was so long ago that admittedly,  I took the club for granted. My first road race was in the mid 1970's at the 10 mile Chickamauga Chase.  This familiar 10 mile loop was a "staple"  for marathon training for me and countless others. With a 50 + year history, the CTC should be proud to be one of the pioneers in promoting a healthy lifestyle in our community and to be one of the premier running clubs in the southeast.  To be a part of this club, with such a rich heritage, that provides fun, nurtures  camaraderie, hosts events etc. is a worthwhile and gratifying pursuit.
Mike Mason:
I am retired from TVA where I worked as an engineer.  I have been involved in the Chattanooga running community since 1998, running in and volunteering for many races during that time.
Kim Nydick:
Hi, I’m Kimberly Nydick.  I have been running since college, back then it was short distances until I signed up for my first marathon in 2008 – NYC.  I was living there at the time and it was amazing to complete that accomplishment in my home city.  After that I was hooked and continued to do full and half marathons throughout the Northeast and South.  I moved to Chattanooga in 2011 and was immediately connected with the Chattanooga Track Club.  Those folks quickly became running buddies and friends!  They have also been great supporters and companions on many Chattanooga hometown races including the Chickamauga Battlefield, inaugural Chattanooga Marathon and my first full Ironman in 2015 here in Chattanooga.  The CTC is such a wonderful organization from providing running support on group runs, races and plays an integral part in so many running activities in the community.  Chattanooga and CTC have given me so much, I’d love to give back by being a board member!
Mike Murphy:
Although I had run several races before, I didn’t really fall in love with running until 2020 when I started focusing on my health. I began training for some Fall ’21 half marathons, and joined the CTC. Since then, I have lost over 100 lbs. and raced 2 marathons, 10 half marathons, and was even featured in Runner’s World. Running has completely changed my life over the last few years, and the greatest benefit has been the community. I would love to have the opportunity to serve as a CTC board member, to help grow the community, and to continue to give back to the sport that has given me so much.