My name is Tristin Erickson. I have been directly involved in race management for over 5 years.
About 7 years ago, I started my fitness journey, through a local fitness boot camp. I was getting married on a beach a few month later and was determined to be in the best shape of my life. After only 2 weeks of boot camp, I ran my very first timed 5K (well I didn't run all of it, in fact I walked more than I ran). My only goal was to finish and I did.
After that, I was hooked. I completed a half marathon, Iron Girl Triathlon, Rugged Maniac, and countless 5K's. I gradually ran more than I walked during these events, but I finished and that was what mattered to me.
I eventually began coordinating and managing 5K run walks, which then led to creating an event management business out of it. That business took off running (no pun intended). At some point, I was managing up to 20 events a year. Eventually, I lost focus on myself because I was so busy and stopped running/walking altogether.
In late 2017, I separated from my business partner and decided I wanted to focus more of my time and energy on my fitness journey and helping more people, struggling with their journey, along the way.
That is when LT Racing Events was born, with the help of some amazing friends. I am restarting my fitness journey and am 100% dedicated to people doing the same or just starting out all together. Through larger virtual events, we can help more people with the same goal.
On a personal note, I am a mom to my amazing 6 year Jacob and a wife to my husband Glenn. I love helping out at my son's school, helping coach his soccer team, and spending our weekend mornings watching the sunrise over Lake Michigan (follow us on social media and you will see just how beautiful it is).
"Being surrounded by people with common goals is motivating and allows us to reach our goals faster"