Here at the 2019 Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon, we think it's important to know who is putting on the race that you are committing so much time and energy to be a part of! 


The Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon relies heavily on several volunteer members of our race committee. The race committee is comprised of individuals from several organizations in and around La Crosse, WI, making this event a true community effort. Without these individuals, this event would not be possible. and we would like to give our most heartfelt "Thank you!" to those listed below.

Tyler Heinz - Race Director
Karl Betchner
Abby Heilman
Chris Stindt
Cheryl Franta
Tara Frerks
Jacob Erickson
Tyler Glasel
Nick Lechnir
Robbie Young
Dave Mocco
James Murray
Jason Odegaard
Thaddeus Peterson


Grand Bluff Race Management is a small business owned and operated in La Crosse, WI. The Owner, Tyler Heinz, founded the business in 2015 as an extension of Grand Bluff Running, a specialty running store in Downtown La Crosse. Grand Bluff Race Management offers full service race management solutions ranging from chip timing to race direction, such as the Grandad Half Marathon. 

Grand Bluff Race Management is a Certified Chronotrack Systems Timer and specializes in running, cycling, triathlons, skiing and several other silent sports. 

If you would like to learn more about Grand Bluff Race Management, please make your way to our website below: