November 20, 2017
Contact: Jeff Darman, 610-925-1976, 

Road Race Management Publishes Greatly Expanded and Updated Second Edition of Organizing Running Events: The Complete Guide to Staging a Successful Road Race

Road Race Management has released the Second Edition of Organizing Running Events: The Complete Guide to Staging a Successful Road Race. Vastly expanded to over 500 pages and including more than 130 color photographs, scores of new charts, sample timelines, supply lists, check lists, and sample sponsor and vendor contracts, the second edition is a valuable resource for seasoned race directors and running club officials, as well as a thorough introduction to race directing for novices. The book serves as the textbook for the RRCA's Race Director Certification Program and is packed with content geared toward all levels of experience.

Major new sections have been added on "security," the use of social media for promotion and communication, advances in timing and scoring, and online registration. The book contains an extensive index to facilitate the finding of information about every aspect of race organization. "This Second Edition is a quantum leap in terms of content and photographs beyond what was published in the first edition back in 2008. All race directors should have a copy near their desks," said co-author and publisher Phil Stewart.

Some comments by noted authorities in the sport make clear why this book is a must-have:

"Trust me, if you follow what is offered in this book - a virtual 'A to Z checklist' of what needs to be accomplished - you will become very successful in this business and your event will prosper for many, many years to come. My only disappointment is that it wasn't written 40 years ago when I was just getting started."

- Dave McGillivray, President, DMSE, Inc.; Director, BAA Boston Marathon

"Phil Stewart has used his decades of experience, both as a race director and as an advisor to other race directors, to produce what will surely become the touchstone for anyone involved in race management. If you want to organize a road race, or if you want to improve an existing road race, this is the book you need to read."

 - Don Kardong, Director, Lilac Bloomsday Run, Spokane, WA; 1976 Olympian

"This is an easy read and will provide a wealth of information for those who are organizing and producing a running event for the first time, or like me, for the 27th time."

 - Susan Harmeling, Director, Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic, Tampa, FL

"Organizing Running Events distills decades of race directing experience into an easily comprehensible text. I just wish the book had existed a few years ago when I tackled my first event!"

- Sean Ryan, Director, Door County Triathlon; Senior Event Manager, DMSE

Topics Covered Include:

Budgeting, Sponsorship, Course Design, Registration, Race Day Logistics and Operations, Timing and Scoring, Elite Athletes, Rules of the Road, Marketing/Promo, Packet Pickup/Expo, Equipment, Legal and Much More!

U.S. retail price: $110.00* (RRM member price: $95.00*)
Non-U.S. price: $135.00* (Non-U.S. RRM member price: $120.00*)
*All prices include shipping.

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