He came from the imagination of my then five-year old daughter. I said to the kids, "What are we going to call Dad's race management company." Then instructed them to take their time and thinking about. Knowing that kids can come up with the most obscure ideas, I patiently waited.
Fast forward two weeks to the five-year old blazing into the bedroom. The conversation went like this:
Kid: Dad, I have a name for your races!
Me: Sweet, let's hear it.
Kid: PIRATE!! (with ear to ear smile and arms out in excitement)
Me: "Pirate" hugh, that's it? Just...Pirate?
- brief pause -
Kid: No Daddy....um...Pirate....Pirate...PP..PPAPPAPPEP...PIRATE PERRY!
Me: I like it! Let's roll with that!
Paul Gigliotti - Director / Operator
Jake Anderson - Co-directs certain races as the man is a trail running and manicuring beast, and he has a fantastic beard.
Sarah Dover - Volunteer Coordinator - She definitely has our back and keeps us in line!
Misty Krug - She's smarter than Pirate Perry and is an all-around bad-ass
We are seasoned directors and athletes!
Fitness is fun. Race Directing is fun in it's own sick way. Managing races is our way to merge hobbies, life style and the need to put food on the table!
We get excited to watch people succeed and even more so when we get to be a part of it!
It was an honor for Race Director Paul Gigliotti to take part in the 2016 American Trail Running Association's (ATRA) annual race director conference as a panelist speaker. The ATRA conference covered topics such as "greening" events, registration and logistical improvements and other trends in the industry. We are excited to bring our knowledge and experiences to you and your events!
We will talk with you to learn about your goals, present levels of experience and the current state of your event. Ranging from consulting to full blown race management, we have you covered! If there's something we don't cover....we have friends that do!
"This was my first time at this event, and I was highly impressed with everything from start to finish. It is a smaller event (I think they limit it at 750), but that gives it a really cool vibe. The race is a fundraiser for an awesome charity in Kenya, and you could tell that the promoters we're really passionate about there charity. Great course, great food at the end, really cool event!"
- JO from Missouri
We're all over the Ozarks! Sorry that this map isn't interactive, but this is a busy planning season for Pirate Perry.
We are not these people!
We hate suits and indoor florescent lighting. Hating suits is one of the reasons we got into this business in the first place. This is a stock image. The only reason it's here is because we don't have a group photo yet.
The for-profit, for your non-profit!
We have a big heart, and we want to help you succeed and provide a first-class event! Pirate Perry Events offers our services to assist in all aspects of event and race management. If you're looking for an incredible experience and raise some money year after year, we're here to help you!
We plan events for:
"When I say 'easiest', I am talking about every aspect of the event. It's well organized, the expo was small but had all I needed. Even free gloves for the cold morning. The course was a no brainer. I was worried about the two out and backs, but it is so beautiful that it was a nonissue. I enjoyed being able to see the other runners, that was all I needed as far as spectators. I thoroughly enjoyed this 26.2"
- KP from Oklahoma