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    Chip Time vs Gun Time

    It happened again in the San Francisco Half Marathon where a chip timed runner had a faster time than a gun timed runner which knocked the female runner from 1st place to 4th place. What do you...
  2. Competitor Group eliminates all support of elite athlete fields in North America

    Wow, that is a surprise. Who will be next?

    Over the years I have heard running friends argue both sides--they don't care if there are elite runners in the races they run or they love to see them...
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    The running club I belong to puts on many races...

    The running club I belong to puts on many races on courses that are not closed. One of them is a half-marathon (700+ runners) that runs on mostly rural roads. Some of our shorter distance races are...
  4. What does the Bridge Run do with all that money?

    Interesting article on the cost of putting on a large race. The cost continues to rise year after year.

    http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130404/PC2101/130409724
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    I saw a video on CNET.com where a Microsoft...

    I saw a video on CNET.com where a Microsoft Surface tablet was put in a freezer for about three hours then taken out and it still worked when turned on. That may end up being a good timing PC/Tablet...
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    The running club I belong to used to use flour...

    The running club I belong to used to use flour but local authorities didn't like us using it (after using it for many years) so we switched to spray chalk which we used for awhile until the police...
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    Banning a previous doper

    How many RDs would continue to ban a runner from their race even after the ban expires? You may have already paid the runner prize money that you most likely would not get back. Are there many other...
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    Tour de France Reportedly Buys Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Series

    http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/09/21/tour-de-france-reportedly-buys-rock-n-roll-series/

    Tour de France Reportedly Buys Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Series
  9. Armstrong banned from Chicago Marathon- ban extends to other major marathons

    It was only a matter of time before the first major marathon made its decision to ban Lance Armstrong from a race sanctioned by USA Track & Field.
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    When I helped get permits for races in D.C. years...

    When I helped get permits for races in D.C. years ago and we had meetings with special operations and where a city church representative and/or neighborhood representatives attended, they always...
  11. New no-baggage Policy to Ease Congestion at ING NYC Marathon

    New no baggage policy at NYC Marathon. Wow, that is a surprise. This is sure to set off a lot of controversy. I doubt many large races have foregone baggage check. It definitely gets crowded at...
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    I looked at the USATF web site list of sanctioned...

    I looked at the USATF web site list of sanctioned races and six Rock 'n' Roll races were listed as sanctioned. I didn't see their Las Vegas listed as sanctioned.
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    Something simple is to use glow sticks to mark...

    Something simple is to use glow sticks to mark that section of the trail. Tape them on some cones on the edge of the trail.
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    Try New Years Day

    If you are worried about a New Year's Eve race attendance, try a New Year's Day race. The running club I am a member of has one on New Year's Day, a 5k that starts at 10am giving everyone time to...
  15. Thread: My Laps

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    I don't know if that is a good sign or bad sign!...

    I don't know if that is a good sign or bad sign! There must be some on this thread that can answer that.
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    Temporary Paint

    Our running club has tried them all. It depends on the law and regulations of the area. One of the things we have been using on some courses is a wide vinyl bright yellow tape to form arrows on the...
  17. My running club has a 10k race that finishes in...

    My running club has a 10k race that finishes in front of a major mall. The post-race festival, tons of food, band, etc. takes place in the mall parking lot.

    The mall owners have a favorite charity...
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    No Goodie Bags?

    At a race committee meeting for an upcoming race I am involved with, someone mentioned the idea of not having a Goodie bag. I have heard that some races are having registered runners going online to...
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    Our running club puts on races using wave starts...

    Our running club puts on races using wave starts from 1,500 to 4,000 runners. At first we used snow fencing to separate waves. Now we use signs attached to a wood 7' 1"x3". Once the runners in these...
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    Water Stations

    You could use 30 gal plastic garbage cans lined with plastic liners if there are fire hydrants close by some of your aid stations. Also our running club gets water from one of our club sponsors...
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    JFK director's pay

    The discussion still goes on about what pay is fair for race directors. It just isn't the pay alone, but what runners perceive they are getting out of the race.

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    You can also find a list of timing companies by...

    You can also find a list of timing companies by State with web sites and or email addresses at: http://www.rrm.com/links/eventmanagement.htm
  23. worker's comp

    That is a good question. I was working a race in Rockville, Maryland at the end of April and I thanked an officer for working the race. He mentioned to me that he liked working that race and as long...
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    The Annapolis Ten Miler gives out a nice...

    The Annapolis Ten Miler gives out a nice premium--usually not a shirt--sometimes a jacket, vest, etc --you pick it up after you cross the finish line.
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    Start/Finish Line

    The ladders were probably 12' not 16'.
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