Peter is an accomplished, visionary leader with over 26 years of experience in marketing and distribution, including special events management, business development, promotions and advertising. Peter’s interest in Endurance Sports was ignited in 1995 as a new member of the distance running community, running 4 marathons in his first 12 months! An entrepreneur at heart, Peter branched out on his own in 2003 and founded All Sports Marketing to provide distribution and marketing services for local races and events. All Sports Marketing’s client list now reads like a who’s who of the sports endurance community, nationally across Canada and now Internationally: All Sports Marketing is quickly reaching the international community as well, with clients as far away as New Zealand and Australia. In 2004, Peter launched MyNextRace.com, now the premier web portal for the race and event community with its unique Banana Ratings review feature, like a “Rotten Tomatoes” for athletes. In 2015 he acquired Road Race Results.com and expanded this popular running website across Canada. Remaining active in the sport, Peter has completed 16 marathons, including 5 in Boston, an Ironman Triathlon, along with hundreds of adventure and obstacle races, triathlons and road races too numerous to mention.
Robyn is an accomplished Writer, Producer and Entertainment specialist with over 15 years experience in film and television. Her work has spanned such award-winning shows as Fashion Television, Entertainment Tonight Canada, Amazing Race Canada and Dragon’s Den, to name a few. Robyn is also the owner of Sir Harry Films Inc., and has numerous projects in development. She attended this year’s Banff World Media Festival as one of only four selected for its highly competitive Shaw Showrunner Program, a tactic recognition of her impressive range. Robyn lives in Toronto with her incredible husband, baby daughter and their cat and dog. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and exercise of all kinds.
Full Bio Coming Soon (2019)
Rachelle is a Sponsorship Guru whose recent success came at the Canada Running Series and Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Ryan has been a part of the Good Times Running team since January when he first started his internship. As a a graduate from Durham College in the Sport Management program, his main role with the company is assisting in areas such as marketing and events. He is also responsible for the Kellogg’s Sampling project. Ryan is a passionate Toronto sports fan and a rookie to the sport of running.
Nick started with ASM in winter, 2003! He was officially our very first intern, and showed uo for the first interview in a fancy suit, which we have never seen again. In hiis time with us he has worn many different hats including managing all the POP business. His background is in sales, digital marketing and distribution. Nick and Peter are both home grown local boys, and Nick was one of the first graduates of the George Brown Sport Marketing program. His hobbies include watching sports, cooking amazing Italian food and waiting like many others to see the Leafs win the cup! His claim to fame is going on a company sponsored Caribean cruise and coming back to the office alive. Now that Nick is an Uncle we expect him to take life more seriously.
Ali is the best Volunteer Manager on the planet, period.
Just watch her!
Full Bio coming soon.
Too Tall Tony Fletcher
aka Lord Puffworth
I’ve known & worked with Peter Donato (Good Times Running) for many years - have great respect for his tireless dedication and commitment as a race/event/marketing director. He’s always thinking ahead about what is best for his sponsors, runners & volunteers. Onboard as race announcer at all of his popular running events: New Year’s Eve Midnight Run, Toronto Corporate Relay & the Monster Dash – with my Halloween alter ego ‘Lord Puffworth’ holding court as race emcee..! Extensive theatre/radio background - worked in the cruise industry as a cruise director, port lecturer & art auctioneer. My race & special events announcing career goes back to the 1980s. Events include the Canada Running Series, Around the Bay 30k, Sporting Life 10K, Subaru Running & Triathlon Series, Goodlife Marathon, Spartan Race Series, Toronto Women’s Run Series, Achilles St Pat’s Day 5K & numerous other events throughout Ontario. Race announcer/MC at several Dragon Boat Festivals including the 2016/17 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships. Also active in Toronto as a voice actor – member of ACTRA (Association of Canadian Television & Radio Artists). As a change of pace, I’ve enjoyed being auctioneer at numerous charity auctions, including the Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction for Diabetes Research. Veteran runner with 27 marathons to my credit - member of Longboat Roadrunners in Toronto. Long time voice of the club’s Longboat Island Run.
Course Manager, Logistics Guru, Old Guy still in great shape!
More to come, 2018.
Thanks to the associate company (All Sports Marketing) that shares office and storage space with Good Times Running we have a slew of interns from local schools, overseas (France, Germany, Korea and Japan) and other places to help provide assistance almost 12 months of the year. Anyone want to join us and learn the ropes of Sport and Event Marketing, enquire within. We guarantee a good time. And free swag.
What makes a Good Times Running Event run smoothly? We do rely on volunteers at all times but our events are designed and budgeted to provide for paid, professional staff and crew to ensure maximum safety and orderliness at all levels. From Registration, to Bag Check, Volunteer Management, Medical, Race Announcers, Course Crew, and post event Food and Party areas, we always make sure an experienced complement of Staff mix in with GTR personnel and volunteers to make it all happen smoothly (most of the time)!