From its inception, the purpose of Elite Runner Management LLC (ERM) has not only been to negotiate endorsements and shoe sponsorships, but to empower its athletes to achieve their personal best, both on the race course and in their personal lives. ERM is an intentionally small yet selective sports agency representing professional athletes who are hungry to succeed and who are committed to the process it takes to get there. By deliberately staying small and selective, the agency is able to give to each of its athletes the personal attention he or she needs to pursue a successful and satisfying professional career. Athletes represented by ERM have a proven history of success. Its athletes have achieved top results in races in the United States and in international competitions throughout the world. They have competed in the Olympic Games, made national teams, and have won major championships at multiple distances from 5K to the marathon.

Elite Runner Management is led by Christopher Mengel. Chris is an attorney with over 35 years of professional experience in negotiating contracts and representing clients. He is an Athlete Representative (certified sports agent) who is authorized by USA Track & Field and World Athletics in Monaco. He is also a guest speaker at the annual RunPro Camp for college athletes turning pro sponsored by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) in Arlington, VA. Chris attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. He can be reached at eliterunnermanagement@gmail.com, by phone (313) 492-5861, and can be found on Twitter @cmengel123 or Instagram at cmengel123.