- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 27, 2004

Kristin Teubner has been hired as public relations coordinator for the Marine Corps Marathon.

After working for a year and a half as the race’s expo coordinator and marketing assistant, Mrs. Teubner has moved on to the greater challenge of managing all the public relations for the race, the Corps’ largest public relations event.

As public relations director, Mrs. Teubner must coordinate a variety of marketing and communications jobs. These include publicizing the race, organizing sponsors, setting up accommodations for out-of-town runners, publishing a newsletter and visiting schools to communicate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to students.

Mrs. Teubner, a 10-year Marine Corps spouse, brings several special qualities to the position. She holds a dual bachelor of arts degree in journalism and American studies as well as a master’s degree in human relations.

Also a runner, Mrs. Teubner appreciates what the marathon participants need.

“I understand the need for information and the anxiousness of the runners,” Mrs. Teubner said.

Rick Nealis, race director, said he hired Mrs. Teubner because of the variety of characteristics she brought to the job.

“She’s got the education, she’s got the business background, she understands the Marine Corps and she’s a runner,” Mr. Nealis said.

Because the Marine Corps. Marathon has yet to hire anyone to fill Mrs. Teubner’s former position of expo coordinator and marketing assistant, she has to fill both jobs — a task Mr. Nealis said isn’t easy.

“She hit the ground running, and she’s right on top of her game,” Mr. Nealis said.

The Marine Corps Marathon will be held Oct. 31 starting and ending at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington.

Mrs. Teubner, her husband, Capt. Michael Teubner, and her 7-year-old daughter live in Lorton, Va., where they enjoy running as a family and attending outdoor festivals.

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