The Heart of America Series is coordinated by John Snitko, JMS Racing Services.
JMS Racing Services began operations in January of 1998. JMS provides race scoring for triathlons, duathlons and road races nationwide, including the Pigman® Sprint and the Pigman® Long Course. JMS also operates the Marion Arts Festival Half Marathon and 5K Run and offers a wide range of services to help in making any event a complete success.
JMS Racing Services is owned and operated by John Snitko. John graduated from The University of Iowa with a degree in business and a major in marketing. In Corporate America, John was in marketing for a banking equipment manufacturing company. He has been involved with the multisport and running community since the early eighties.
As a participant, he has completed road races and triathlons with varying distances of up to a marathon and Ironman. John has worked as a volunteer for races in different capacities throughout the surrounding area. From 1992 to 1998, John was co-owner of The Finish Line Company, a business that promoted athletic events and provided computerized scoring for races throughout the state of Iowa. John is the co-founder and current owner of the Pigman Triathlon held in Iowa and was one of the original founders of the Ultramax Triathlon that was held in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.