The Sourwood Running Company Team

Jim Brendle

Jim Brendle

Race Director

Jim is the owner of Sourwood Running. which organizes the Wild Rogue Relay and the Rogue Marathon. He also created the Smoky Mountain Relay in Western North Carolina.

Jim moved to the Rogue Valley in 1988. He’s married to Julie and has 3 children (Tyler Brendle, Sydney Smedley and Megan Blankswade) and 11 grandchildren. He plans to pass on his love of
running to his grandchildren.

Julie Brendle

Julie Brendle

Registration / Volunteer Coordinator

Julie is Jim’s wife and works many hours to help make The Wild Rogue Relay what it is.

She’s the one who answers your registration questions and plans packet pickup.

You’ll find her at the merchandise booth at the finish line with great Wild Rogue Relay swag to purchase.

Julie also works with James to get all those wonderful volunteers and workers along the course.

She loves spending time with family and friends.

James Steele

James Steele

Assistant Race Director / Sponsorships / Volunteer Coordinator

James wears many hats. He manages all the sponsorship relationships for The Wild Rogue Relay. He also helps to secure the wonderful volunteers and race workers for the exchanges along the course.

His role as start and finish line manager makes the race a fun experience for all. There a lot of things that go into making a great finish line, and he has it dialed in.

James is a hard worker and loves people and events. He has a beautiful wife, Syrena, and two amazing daughters, Avery and Olivia.


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