Race Director

Julie Marchese
Tri for a Cure, USAT Certified Race Director

Julie had a long career in her family business at Jordan’s Meats. After the sale of the family business, both her and her mom endured the diagnosis of breast cancer. Through this journey she found her real passion: Triathlons and raising money to find a cure for cancer. Julie completed her first triathlon just one year after her cancer diagnosis and was hooked! Since that time she has completed many triathlons including a half ironman on her 50th birthday. Julie is the founder of Tri for a Cure, which is an all women’s sprint triathlon that raises money for the Maine Cancer Foundation. Her hope is to help with the prevention of cancer by inspiring women to “Tri” something new for the first time!  Many have gotten hooked like she did this has changed women’s wellness right here in Maine.