About Us

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Andrew Riedy

Natural adventurer and outdoor athlete, U.S. Marine, and diplomat, Andrew conceptualized OWR as a means to bring people together through their common love of racing. He thrives on the energy of races and new adventures and is excited to help others discover new places and friends.

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Elise Crane

Colorado native, Elise has long combined her dual loves of racing and travel. A lifelong swimmer and avid triathlete, she has competed in races throughout the United States, Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

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Natalie Holder

Lifelong runner and recent graduate from Iona College, Natalie joins us from NYC with knowledge in marketing photography. She’s eager to bring her passion for competition and traveling to OWR!

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Jill Diedrich

Born and raised in the Heartland of Ohio, Jill took her curiosity to the hustle of NYC where she was VP of Insider LLC, a lifestyle consulting agency. She is a world traveler and avid outdoorswoman with an appetite for adventure. Jill is eager to apply her experience and help spread the Open World Racing word and mission far and wide!

 

We are athletes, diplomats, and veterans committed to opening the world and connecting people through outdoor racing.  

We've competed in numerous racing events at home and around the world, from Uganda to Colombia, and have found in them a way to connect with the larger racing community. While we most often compete in triathlons, we also run, swim, and bike independently, and some of us are looking for an opportunity to jump into the booming trail racing circuit. Open World Racing offers you an opportunity to compete in off-the-beaten-path organized racing events, accompanied by unique cultural immersions, service projects, and adventure activities tailored to the locale. 

Listen to our appearance on the Lucha Lounge Podcast for more insight.


"Racing brings people together.  It breaks down walls and builds bridges between cultures."

- Andrew Riedy - Founder, Open World Racing