Mocorunning started from a blank page on my monitor as I sat in my dorm while studying engineering at Catholic University in Washington, DC.
A 2003 graduate of Gaithersburg High School, I had a passion for keeping up with the local high school running scene. I contributed to websites which already existed for running coverage in Maryland. I had no formal education in journalism or web design, but before I knew it I was writing code for the creation of my own running website. The first version of Mocorunning.com launched on December 13, 2005.
With the exception of the forum and social media extensions of the website, all features of Mocorunning were designed and hand-coded from scratch. The aesthetic design intentionally remains simple and stripped down to retain that grass roots ambiance.
All technical maintenance including upkeep of the results database is done by myself. Original content is provided by myself and a number of volunteers who have stepped up to write stories and features over the years. Much of the photography is also done by myself except where noted.
Upon graduating college in 2007, I carved out a full-time engineering career for myself. As of 2016, I work as an energy services consultant in Washington, DC.
I will continue to maintain operation of the website in my spare time for as long as I can.
This website has no affiliation with any school system, track & field organization, club or governing body.
Email Kevin Milsted: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks RunWashington for this Feature Story in 2015.