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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

Speaker Series: Jessica Murphy of Runner's World

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: January 22, 2017
We recently caught up with Runner's World's Jessica Murphy, who discussed the tech and social media trends and influences she's seeing in the sport.
Speaker Series: Jessica Murphy of Runner's World

Speaker Series: Shan Riggs of ESP Properties

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: January 18, 2017
We recently caught up with Shan Riggs, who is set to lead an Idea Lab on Sponsorship Trends and Best Practices at the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference.
Speaker Series: Shan Riggs of ESP Properties

AWP Named Official Traffic Control Company of Running USA

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: January 12, 2017
For nearly ten years, AWP has kept runners and spectators safe, offering race organizers a variety of traffic control and equipment options.
AWP Named Official Traffic Control Company of Running USA

Idea Lab Sessions Set for the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: January 10, 2017
Idea Labs bring together experienced veterans of the running industry to tackle the biggest issues in the sport. Each presentation will dive deep into its respective topic, bringing forth solutions race directors and those in the industry can employ to build their businesses.
Idea Lab Sessions Set for the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference

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