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  1. Pull tag scoring system - anyone still using it?

    I am trying to find out it anyone is still using the pull-tag timing system (tear off tags and chutes at the finish line) for timing and scoring events of any size. My theory is that the pull tag...
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    Rupp in the Marathon

    Passing this along from Mark Heinicke --

    Am I the only one who thinks Rupp running the Trials Marathon (or any marathon before the Olympics) is a questionable idea? Toni Reavis and others in...
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    I checked with one elite athlete coordinator who...

    I checked with one elite athlete coordinator who said the following: "Fortunately, to the best of my knowledge, I have not had fraudulent invitation letters used for any events that I have been...
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    NRA Approved Volunteers

    Should your volunteers be allowed to be armed as this one was at a road race in Oregon?
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    Late starts at races

    Dean Karnazes, aka "Marathon Man" was about six minutes late getting to the starting line of the recent Kauai Marathon. By the time he arrived the starting mats had been removed so he did not receive...
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    Long serving race directors

    The announcement of Scott Keenan stepping down as RD of Grandma's Marathon after 37 years has brought up the discussion about who is the country's longest serving race director (both active and...
  7. Thread: The Sequester

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    The Sequester

    Has anyone given much thought as to how Friday's sequestion might affect road races? Two areas come to my mind -- a possible impact on municipal services including police and permitting offices. I...
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    You should contact the RRCA's Executive Director...

    You should contact the RRCA's Executive Director Jean Knaack at execdir@rrca.org. I believe the couse is open to individuals from around the world.
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    Charity Runner Wins Rock 'n' Roll Event

    Is it a sign of the Competitor Groups de-emphasizing the competitive aspects of its events that the Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon was won by a charity runner? See the clip below from today's...
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    NYC Marathon cancelled

    At the press conference, the city said it had the resources to cover the event. The compelling reason in their minds was that the marathon had ceased to be a unifier and had become divisive among New...
  11. Should the New York CIty Marathon be cancelled this weekend

    "Super Storm Sandy" packed her biggest wallup on the New York City area, prompting some folks to suggest that this weekend's New York City Marathon be cancelled. The logic is a twist on the reasoning...
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    Runners Behaving Badly

    I just saw a clipping from the St. George Marathon ( http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20121026/NEWS01/310250035/1002/rss?nclick_check=1 ) where the event organizers emailed runners before this...
  13. A different take on giving out age group awards

    Ulf Kirchdorfer would like to get some discussion going about awards and medals with this post. . .

    It is time to do away with age category medals at road races. Whether it’s a local 5K or a...
  14. Fascinating article on Mary Wittenberg and the NYRR

    There was a fascinating article on Mary Wittenberg and the NYRR in the New York Times. You can read it at this link:
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  15. World Marathon Majors and the Competition in Berlin

    There is a lot of buzz going around about whether Dennis Kimetto eased up at the end of the Berlin Marathon to give his training partner Geoffrey Mutail a lock on the $500,000 first place prize on...
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    Race cancellation refund policies.

    What is the experience with members of this forum in the events that you manage or events that you have participted in regarding refund policies for events that have been cancelled? I noticed that...
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    Was Rosie Ruiz Right All Along?

    The Competitor Group put out the document below regarding its polices on Time Limits. Note the option in bold face type, which offers runners who are lagging behind the pace needed to remain on the...
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    Keeping Marathoners in the Sport

    Here's a link to an interesting point-counter point discussion about what role running events and clubs might take to keep first time marathoners in the sport.
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    Sponsor agreements are pretty specific to the...

    Sponsor agreements are pretty specific to the individual sponsor and mainly consist of two parts -- what you are expecting from the sponsor and what the sponsor will give you. "Organizing Running...
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    You might send an email to Philip Lockwood at...

    You might send an email to Philip Lockwood at phlockwood@yahoo.com. He is one of the principals in the U.S. company.
  21. Thread: Boston Times

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    Just another observation -- the wind-aided 1975...

    Just another observation -- the wind-aided 1975 Boston Marathon made me a 2:19:58 marathoner from a 2:26:35 PR. My next best time was 2:22:00 -- at the 1977 Boston Marathon on a warm (upper 70s) day.
  22. Thread: Boston Times

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    Interesting that the BAA decided not to pursue...

    Interesting that the BAA decided not to pursue having the times considered as records with the IAAF. I was curious to see if it would take on political overtones with John Hancock involved. They said...
  23. Thread: Boston Times

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    Boston Times

    Would be interested in hearing from Forum members about the times at Boston. Should the IAAF and USATF allow them to be considered as records? I'm sure no one would deny that Boston loses elevation...
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    At the risk of sounding self-serving, you will...

    At the risk of sounding self-serving, you will find some great information in RRM's "Organizing Running Events: The Complete Guide to Staging a Successful Road Race." Details are at www.rrm.com.
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    I belive the value of the reputation of an event...

    I belive the value of the reputation of an event is an important factor but is difficult to place a value on. It is interesting to take a look at the strategy of The Competitor Group as they have...
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