Race director-ing is hard. Creating a race, managing the operations and logistics and staff, marketing it and communicating with athletes, and building all of that into a sustainable and profitable event (or events) is no small task.

But, fortunately, you can learn from the mistakes (and successes) of those who’ve come before you—and then make your own new mistakes and learn from those

That’s why we asked four experienced race directors what mistakes they made when they were starting out and what are the most common issues they see with new race directors.

Don’t try to do everything yourself

Every single race director said one of their biggest mistakes was just taking on too much. Wh...