About Us


mizzouEndurance Marketing knows racing.  We know what it takes to bring that once in a lifetime athlete experience to life.  We know the ins and outs of planning a successful event like we know the tread on the back of our running shoes.  From concept development through to planning, execution and everything in between, our passionate team of endurance athletes gets our runners high by collaborating, creating and working side by side with our clients to deliver memorable experiences for all athletes.

Remember that feeling when you crossed the finish line for the first time?  We do, and that’s what we are committed to bringing to all our partners, every time, every race.


In 2001 after the fall of the tech industry Beth Salinger began to do some technology free-lance work with small companies. One of the first companies to hire her was the Washington DC Marathon. She assisted in designing and installing a network and training the team members on using the hardware and software. She then assisted with finding an online registration partner and ChampionChip timer. In 2002 after the project was complete the marathon asked for her help once again to sell & manage the health and fitness expo. In March 2002 the first Washington DC Marathon took place with a sold out expo. Ms. Salinger went on to work for the Marathon part time until March of 2003 when the second annual Washington DC Marathon was cancelled just days before the race due to the start of the war in Iraq.

After much urging by many race directors Ms. Salinger took her project management experience and love of endurance sports to create Endurance Marketing Inc. (EMI) in May 2003. In the beginning her focus was on selling sponsorship and overseeing health and fitness expos. Over the years she has continued with selling and has added race operations, charity programs and much much more.

In 2004 Ms. Salinger met Brian Ditty while both were working on the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. At the time Mr. Ditty was working for another company and when that company changed directions in 2009, he began working as a permanent part time employee for EMI.