A history of the Red Frog Family!

Timeline created by achalfin
  • Joe Reynolds launches www.greaturbanrace.com

    Joe Reynolds launches www.greaturbanrace.com
    Reynold's website was the beginning of the Great Urban Race. The website allowed for participants to register for the Chicago city-wide scavenger hunt set for September 15th, 2007. Photo Credit: Red Frog Events -- Great Urban Race Facebook page
  • 1st Chicago city-wide Great Urban Race

    The first Great Urban Race attracted 156 racers. Reynolds launched 7 more races for the Fall of 2007. The Great Urban Races had 1,200 participants in 2007.
  • Reynolds renamed business Red Frog Events

    Reynolds renamed business Red Frog Events
    Reynolds was vacationing on Red Frog beach in Panama. He realized Great Urban Race would not encompass the growing business with more specialized events in the works. Reynolds thought Red Frog Events would capture the uniqueness of the company. Photo credit: Red Frog Events Facebook
  • National Championship for Great Urban Race in Las Vegas, NV

    National Championship for Great Urban Race in Las Vegas, NV
    The 2008 20-city tour ended with the national championship in Las Vegas, NV with a $10,000 grand prize. Photo Credit: Red Frog Events - Great Urban Race Facebook page
  • Ryan Kunkel joined Reynolds full time.

    Kunkel and Reynolds continued to work on Great Urban Race. There were 11,0000 participants in 2009. Kunkel and Reynolds also developed the Warrior Dash, an extreme 5k running race that includes obstacles.
  • Warrior Dash begins in Joliet, IL

    Warrior Dash begins in Joliet, IL
    The first Warrior Dash was launched in Joliet, IL. The first Warrior Dash sold out with 2,000 runners in one month. Photo credit: Sebastien Barre September 18th, 2010 Windham, NY (Flickr)
  • 2010 Warrior Dash races surpass participant predictions

    2010 Warrior Dash races surpass participant predictions
    Kunkel and Reynolds launched 10 Warrior Dash races for 2010 and predicted 60,000 participants. By February the Warrior Dash aready had 60,000 registered participants. Photo Credit: Red Frog Events - Warrior Dash Facebook page
  • Beach Palooza

    Beach Palooza
    Beach Palooza was started in Daytona Beach. Photo credit: Brian Jelonek July 30, 2011 Montrose Beach, Chicago, IL (Flickr)
  • RFE wins 2011 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award

    Red Frog Events has been a successful company because of their socially innovative business model. Red Frog Events went from six employees back in 2007 to over 100 in 2011. They only hires from within and receives more than 2,000 resumes per month. Their growing business received the honor and recongnition of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2011 Dream Big: Small Business of the Year Award.
  • Chicago Tribune: Chicago’s Top Workplaces 2011 – RFE is ranked number 1 for Top Small companies to work for in Chicago.

    Chicago Tribune: Chicago’s Top Workplaces 2011 – RFE is ranked number 1 for Top Small companies to work for in Chicago.
    Red Frog Events was recently recongized as the number one place to work in Chicago according to the Chicago Tribune: Chicago’s Top Workplaces 2011. Red Frog Events is a company that has a style all its own. Red Frog Events credits their success to the creativity that flows throughout the workplace. Photo Credit: Red Frog Events Facebook
  • RFE Wins at 10th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

    Red Frog was honored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the 2011 Dream Big: Small Business of the Year Award.