YellowJacket Racing was founded in 1998 in order to further enhance the racing scene in Rochester and Western New York. YellowJacket’s mission is to grow healthy lifestyles by providing first class running and multisport events and coaching services, in addition to educating sports enthusiasts by providing regular clinics.

Founded in 1998, at the time a Professional Duathlete, David Boutillier. Boutillier started his passion for directing by being a runner first. As All-American and member of 1991 NCAA Champion Cross Country Team at University of Rochester. Boutillier (aka Boots), started duathlons in the early 90’s, being a member of 9 US National Duathlon Teams, winning a Bronze in the 1993 Duathlon World’s in Dallas, TX and a prestigious Gold Medal at the 1996 Duathlon World’s at Ferrara, Italy. Boutillier, then stepped up his duathlon career in 2001 raising the bar becoming eligible for a professional duathlon license.

In the meantime, Boutillier got his race directing start with his local hometown race, the Webster Turkey Trot. Along the way, David has coached several athletes and grown his running race directing into the multisport world of duathlon and triathlon, where a new addition came to the YellowJacket Racing Team, his now wife, Ellen.

Ellen and David wed in February 2003. Ellen, avid triathlete and runner herself brings strong project management and business skills, along with Personal Training and Triathlon Coaching Credentials. Not only this but, David and Ellen are co-owners of Fleet Feet Rochester (2 locations: Armory & Ridgeway) since 2004 & Fleet Feet Buffalo since 2014, a running & walking specialty shop. Together, David and Ellen combine their attributes to bring strong athletic background and knowledge, along with a desire to improve the livelihood of others into today’s fitness and athletic performance world.

Meet the Founders

Ellen Brenner, Married to Founder Email

Hometown: Huntington, Long Island, NY

Education: SUNY Plattsburgh; MBA @ RIT


  • Former Physical Fitness Specialist @ Cooper Institute & Spinning Instructor
  • Former USAT Triathlon Coaching Level I Certified
  • Project Management @ PMI Institute
  • Bachelors in Mathematics '93
  • MBA '99

David J. Boutillier, Founder Email

Hometown: Webster, NY

Education: University of Rochester


  • 9 Time US National Duathlon Team Member
  • All-American Cross Country 1991
  • 1993 Bronze Medalist @ Duathlon World’s
  • 1996 Gold Medalist @ Duathlon World’s
  • 2002 4th Place US Pro Duathlon Nationals
  • Former Professional Duathlete