There’s a best-case scenario for the command center of every running event, anywhere, ever, and it can be summarized in three little words: a boring day.
In a perfect world, the staff and liaison personnel designated to spend the hours of your race in the command center should be monitoring the event’s progress with little to respond to.
“In the command center on race day, it might be a boring day. In fact, we HOPE it’s a boring day,” said Elizabeth Vincenty, race director for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Twin Cities in Motion (TCM).
But increasingly, especially due to yearlong extreme weather conditions nationwide, command centers have become absolute necessities for events of all sizes. They’re scalable in size, meaning they range from a single race directo...