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Speaker Series: Janet Raugust of Chicago Event Management

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: February 7, 2017
Leading a Race Camp at the Industry Conference titled Expo Management/Post Event Experience, Raugust brings a wealth of experience on creating memorable event experiences for runners, as well as working with exhibitors, sponsors and designers.
Speaker Series: Janet Raugust of Chicago Event Management

Speaker Series: Mike Coleman of TimingHQ

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: February 6, 2017
We recently caught up with TimingHQ founder and CEO Mike Coleman, talking about a host of topics, including how he first became involved in the industry, what technologies race directors need to be aware and how the industry is evolving.
Speaker Series: Mike Coleman of TimingHQ

Five Reasons to Attend the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference

By: Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: February 6, 2017
As the sport's premier conference, you won't want to miss all of the learning, networking and fun that's to be had at this year's event.
Five Reasons to Attend the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference

The Five Habits of Highly Effective Race Directors - Part 5

By: RaceRaves
Source: RaceRaves
Date: February 4, 2017
As a race director, there are winning strategies you can employ to inspire a sense of camaraderie and loyalty among your runners.
The Five Habits of Highly Effective Race Directors - Part 5

The Five Habits of Highly Effective Race Directors - Part 4

By: RaceRaves
Source: RaceRaves
Date: February 3, 2017
While we all understand what “value” means in a qualitative sense, it’s difficult to quantify as a race director. As it turns out, most runners base the value of an event on two factors: the swag and the post-race party.
The Five Habits of Highly Effective Race Directors - Part 4

The Five Habits of Highly Effective Race Directors - Part 3

By: RaceRaves
Source: RaceRaves
Date: February 2, 2017
Since you’re probably not charging slower runners a lower registration fee, it’s important to ensure that your last few finishers benefit from the same level of course support as the winners.
The Five Habits of Highly Effective Race Directors - Part 3

The Five Habits of Highly Effective Race Directors - Part 2

By: RaceRaves
Source: RaceRaves
Date: February 1, 2017
These days, helpful pre-race communications and airtight logistics are table stakes for events of all sizes.
The Five Habits of Highly Effective Race Directors - Part 2

The Five Habits of Highly Effective Race Directors - Part 1

By: RaceRaves
Source: RaceRaves
Date: January 31, 2017
Each day this week, we’ll focus on one of five habits of highly effective race directors. Based on thousands of finisher reviews, these are the practices that consistently garner the most positive responses and the strongest word-of-mouth.
The Five Habits of Highly Effective Race Directors - Part 1

Speaker Series: Doug Thurston of Big Sur International Marathon

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: January 28, 2017
We recently caught up with Big Sur International Marathon race director Doug Thurston, discussing his involvement in the sport, what he's seeing from a marketing and branding perspective within the sports landscape, learning opportunities for race directors and much more.
Speaker Series: Doug Thurston of Big Sur International Marathon

Speaker Series: Tim Murphy of BibRave

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: January 22, 2017
The BibRave co-founder shares his thoughts on technology and social media and the influence each is having on the running industry.
Speaker Series: Tim Murphy of BibRave

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