Meet Our Team
Amy Kentner is the originator behind one of Cleveland’s most adored races and the owner of Road Runner Enterprises. Amy spent her early years in Mogadore and Avon Lake, Ohio and considers her Cleveland roots something to be proud of. The A Christmas Story Run is a culmination of her drive and experience in running that has led her to this point in her career. At the age of 6, she was hit by a car and her right leg was severely injured. With therapy and determination, she overcame obstacles and started running. By the age of 9 she was running with the Mogadore track team as a mascot, and at the age of 10 she broke the record for the AAU Junior Olympics at the Akron Rubber Bowl. Running has been the thread that has had the most positive impact in her life. As an accomplished runner, she has completed over 100 Marathons in 6 different countries and Paces for Marathonpacing.com. Determination and pushing limits has led her to the completion of 2 IRONMAN competitions. Amy also coordinates the popular “Run to the Moon” in Wapakoneta OH at the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
Volunteer Coordinator/ Race Logistics
Leeann resides in Wapakoneta, Ohio with her husband, Derrick. They have 2 grown children: Brock (Adrian) & Amanda Whetstone and 5 grandchildren: Aidan, Isaiah, Lainey, Ryleigh and Remington. In Leeann’s spare time, she likes to spend as much time as she can with her children and grandchildren attending their many sporting events.
This position has been challenging and rewarding and has led her to meet some really wonderful people. Leeann also helps coordinate other RoadRunner Enterprises races; the Minster Oktoberfest 10K, Star Spangled Spectacular Freedom Run, the Run to the Moon 5K/10K, which celebrates the life of the legendary Astronaut Neil Armstrong (whose hometown was also in Wapakoneta, Ohio). This year Leeann became a Race Director for her 1st event of her own The Celebration of Hope Run/Walk Cancer Benefit for a special friend Hope Sensabaugh.
In addition to her work with RoadRunner Enterprises, Leeann is an Office Administrator for Armcorp Construction in Celina, Ohio.
Leeann’s step-father made sure that her family watched A Christmas Story every year because it was his favorite Christmas movie. Her knowledge of the movie made the whole concept of a themed run so intriguing and exciting! She was even more inspired to help with the Run when she discovered that the proceeds help the neighbors surrounding the A Christmas Story House & Museum with home repair grants. She is extremely proud of all of the hard work that is put in year-round to make this event happen. She loves to drive through Tremont to see the impact that of all of the work has on the neighborhood.
BE A PART OF THE 2020 A CHRISTMAS STORY RUN 5K/10K