Sup! My name is Mark Jones, aka DJ RunMC. I’m a United States Marine who was honorably discharged right here in beautiful San Diego. Needless to say, I decided to stay in San Diego after my contract ended. After the Marine Corp, I started a business as a personal trainer, developing many different prevention-related initiatives and a dance fitness program for fitness. For many years I also worked hand in hand with underserved communities in the San Diego County area, providing these same services for free. Little did I know that my passion for health would lead to an exciting career as a nationally requested DJ and emcee.
My career shift started when I was invited to warm up thousands of runners for the Hollywood Half Marathon. It went so well that I was invited to do it again and again for many different events all over the country. I could have never guessed at the time that my ability to lead thousands of people with warm-up choreography, love for music, and energetic personality would allow for an easy shift into emceeing and DJing.
I still remember my first emcee and DJ event like it was yesterday. I was in Hollywood Florida for the second rendition of the Hollywood Half Marathon, doing another warm-up when the radio call that would change my life came in. It was the event organizer of the Hollywood Half and he was in a bind. For some reason, he could not make it to the start of the event. “Mark,” he said, “ I am going to need you to emcee this event.
Talk about being thrown into the fire. I was more than a little nervous. But I cued up the music, sipped some water and went to work. By the time the dust settled, the event organizer, the Mayor of Hollywood, Florida, and spectators alike let me know without a shadow of a doubt that emceeing and DJing events was the right move for me.
Since my emcee and DJ debut, I have traveled the nation hosting and DJing events both small and large and it’s been one blast of a ride. I am excited to now bring my talents to Dancing DJ Productions. The myriad of events, weddings, and parties that they put on is right up my alley!
The fact is I love this. I love music (all types of it), I love to dance, I love to laugh and I love having a great time. These are all things I bring to the table for every event I attend. My name is Mark Jones, aka the RunMC, and if you’ll have me I’m ready to bring a great time to your next event!