Elite Runner Management LLC (ERM) is an intentionally small yet selective sports agency representing professional athletes and distance runners in the planning & arranging of competition schedules and the negotiating and signing of contracts & sponsorships. We only represent athletes with talent, 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. ERM athletes have a proven history of success. They have competed in the Olympic Games, made national teams, and have won major championships at multiple distances from 5K to the marathon. Its athletes have achieved top results in races throughout the world in multiple international competitions. From its inception, the purpose of Elite Runner Management 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.

Elite Runner Management is led by Christopher Mengel. Chris is a licensed 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 an annual guest speaker at the 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 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.