Toni Reavis

Running Commentator and Writer

“Like a modern-day running match maker, John Conley has absorbed the best in the sport then presented it to the fine people of Austin in the form of 10Ks, half and full marathons. Together, with wife Stacey, John has married avocation to vocation in Conley Sports. It’s a love affair that shows no signs of waning anytime soon.”


Rick Perry

Former Texas State Governor

“Like so many others from our state and beyond, I have had the pleasure of taking part in the Austin Marathon and Half-Marathon. I had a wonderful time competing in and completing this challenging yet enjoyable run.”

Matthew Payne

Former Executive Director, Austin Sports Commission

“The Conleys' knowledge and experience within the running industry is only exceeded by their passion and love of the sport. With their history of strong business performance over the years and their national reputation for innovation and integrity, Conley Sports is uniquely positioned for success.”

James O’Brien

Director of Communications, New York Athletic Club

“I’ve known of and worked with Conley Sports for many years. Nobody sets the bar higher in terms of professionalism and attention to detail. Even better, they know how to make their events downright fun! From 10Ks to the Austin Marathon, nobody does running events like Conley Sports. They care about their sport, their events and their city like nobody else, and that comes through in every race that they organize. When it comes to running events, Conley Sports has put Austin on the map.”

Paul Perrone

President and Founder, The Genesis Agency

“John and Stacey have continuously executed at a world-class level with their sponsors, customers, and events. I have worked with them on and off for the past 12 years and they have an innate ability to help sponsors maximize the dollars they put into an event. Their love for the sport of running and their business acumen is a special combination that contributes to the financial success of the race and the product that the runner receives at the event.”

Steve Jones

Olympian, Great Britain

“With John and Stacey Conley’s creation of Conley Sports, Inc. the sport of running will profit greatly from their honesty, professional attitude, and personable people skills. You can be sure all events that Conley Sports, Inc. are involved in, “perfection” will be their priority.”

Matt Lucas

Luke’s Locker

“Conley Sports is the total package when it comes to event production in Austin. They are professional and know what it takes to put on a first class event. They have the experience, resources and contacts to enable success. They are a passionate group that believes in Austin and growing the running community.”

Jim Ritts

Executive Director, Paramount and State Theatres

“I have participated in endurance sports events across America and no one produces running events like Conley Sports. Why? Because they love and respect running, care deeply about Austin and from top to bottom are great people.”

Dick Beardsley

Running Legend

“I’ve been fortunate to have run races all over the world but there is not a better organization then Conley Sports! From small races to large their passion and love for the sport of running shines through in every event, they are a slam dunk winning team!”


Matthew Curtis

Director, Government Relations HomeAway, Inc.

“The Conley Sports team shows a clear love for Central Texas through their strong commitment to our community, our non-profits, our neighborhoods and the arts that goes far beyond event production. The folks at Conley Sports have dedicated time and attention to important local affairs, and have served as leaders during important regional decisions. They do all this while putting on the best events, including the Austin Marathon and other terrific races. John Conley, and his team, are valued members of our community, and I look forward to watching what they do next.”