The 38th annual Road Race Management Race Directors’ Meeting and Trade Exhibit will take place in Hollywood, FL December 11 – 13. The country’s foremost race directors’ gathering offers sessions on critical topics for running event directors and officials along with networking opportunities and a chance to shop for equipment and service needs at the Trade Exhibit.
Topics and faculty for this year include:
• Compensating Staff and Volunteers (Faculty: Sean Ryan)
• Best Practices for Communicating with Participants, Volunteers and Sponsors (Faculty: Andrea Dowdy)
• Timing Anatomy (Faculty: Ryan Morris)
• Event Anatomy – Quad City Times Bix 7 (Faculty: Michelle Juehring)
• Event Planning Before and After (Faculty: Dave McGillivray)
• Event Timelines and Scheduling (Faculty: Laurel Park)
In addition, a soon-to-be-announced speaker will highlight the annual Keynote Dinner.
Two prestigious running industry awards will be awarded at the meeting. The annual MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year Award (Presented by MYLAPS) will be presented at the MarathonGuide.com/Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Welcome Reception on December 11. The MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced at the Keynote Dinner on December 12.
The full program and schedule for the meeting are available at www.rrm.com.
Exhibitors at the meeting will include companies offering awards, competitor numbers, signs, banners, registration and timing services, apps, web services, apparel, social media services, and event photography, along with representatives of running organizations and more.
Thousands of race officials, corporate sponsors, marketing executives, sports organization representatives (RRCA, USATF, RUSA, PRRO) and others involved in organized running events have attended this annual fall gathering since its inception in 1983.
Phil Stewart, Road Race Management president, said, “The meeting venue across from the beach at the Hollywood Beach Marriott, just 6 miles from the Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood airport, offers a tranquil environment for event directors not only to stay abreast of cutting-edge topics facing the sport, but also to unwind and network in a relaxed atmosphere. Many race committees reward committee members or staff with a trip to this meeting, finding it a great way to offer a special thank you and educational opportunity while rejuvenating key race workers. Running next to the beach is an added plus.”
The Road Race Management meeting is sponsored by Ashworth Awards, Gatorade Endurance, Hightech Signs, Leslie Jordan, Inc., MarathonFoto, MarathonGuide.com, Marathon Printing, MYLAPS, National Event Services, and the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic.
In addition to conducting the meeting, Road Race Management publishes Road Race Management Newsletter for RRM members, the free twice-monthly E-News, and Organizing Running Events, a complete manual covering running event organization. The company hosts a number of industry-leading websites, including the Online Guide to Prize Money Races and Elite Athletes, the Doping Sanctions site and the Longest Serving Race Director site in addition to its acclaimed main site at www.rrm.com.
Early bird registration for the Race Directors’ Meeting is now open.