An overweight smoker, Mark Zenobia, made a commitment in 1990 to stop smoking and get back in shape.
He started a diet, joined the gym, and began to lift, bike, swim ... you name it! And then on a dare, his life would forever change. "Why don't you run a race?" asked a fellow gym member. Mark just let out one of his boisterous laughs, and having never run a day in his life, simply said, "I love a dare!"
And so with a whole 7 weeks of training under his belt, Mark ran his first 5k in March of 1990. He finished in 26 minutes. That was it. That first race was all it took and Mark was addicted. Twenty months later he ran his first marathon --- the New York City Marathon.
"I wish I had someone to call when I ran my first marathon," Mark thought to himself. From that grew his new career. And now Team Reeve does! Mark Zenobia was brought on as the official Team Reeve coach in 2006. He assists all Team Reeve athletes with their personal training as well as providing one on one fundraising advice.
Mark, a New Jersey native, is President of On Your Mark Productions based in Wilmington, N.C. OYMP has produced over 800 athletic events since 1996 ranging from 5K's to 91 mile relays and 90 mile triathlons. Bike tours and walkathons are also events OYMP has produced.
All OYMP events are currently held in New Jersey.
It is estimated that Mark has had training and fundraising interaction with over 1800 members of Team Reeve for events including the NYC, Marine Corps, Chicago, Boston and London Marathons as well as many Team Reeve All Star efforts.
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