Organizing Running Events:
The Complete Guide to Staging a Successful Road Race
Make the most of these stay-at-home days and
improve or sharpen your race director skills by diving into the all-encompassing guide to event
Organizing Running Events: The Complete Guide to Staging a Successful
Road Race (2nd ed). And now you can
get the book at the special rate of $15 off (that's $82 for
Road Race Management members and $97 for non-members)!
The book is filled with informative chapters covering all aspects of event directing, including:
- Packet pick-up/Expo
- Race Logistics
Timing & Scoring
- Rules of the Road
- Municipal Relations
- And Much More!
So if you've already binge-watched
Tiger King, try doing some binge-reading so you can improve your event the next time it can be run. And given that running is one of the few authorized outdoor activities during this stay-at-home time, the industry could well see a surge in interest in running events when they can finally safely resume!
Organizing Running Events 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.
Here's What Others Say About
Organizing Running Events:
"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
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,
Founder and Former Race 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
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