Race Day Events is a leading event production company in Madison, WI specializing in running, biking, and multisport events. We are a fast-growing company which provides equipment and services to events across the US. In 2022 RDE will produce over 30 events which it owns. Additionally, RDE will manage and produce another 150+ events for private and non-profit organizations.


We are looking for an Event Manager/Race Director who will exemplify our core values: Live our Passion, Stronger Together, Never Settle, Kick Ass, and Do the Right Thing.

If you love the endurance event industry, making people happy, and are committed to making weekends awesome, Race Day could be your new work family. We are taking this company to the next level and are looking for the right person to join us!


Responsibilities Include:


In office (40 hr/week salaried)

 Managing all aspects of an event: event vision, permitting, safety resources, securing outside vendors, and determining race assets (awards, shirts, etc.)

Collaborating with marketing, sponsorship, staffing, warehouse, and volunteer departments

-Communicating frequently and completely with client for contracted events

 –Adhering to event budgets and tracking expenses

-Developing and communicating event plan to staff

Onsite (10-20 event days – additional hourly pay)

Supervising and directing up to 15 staff

Communicating with client, vendors, and sponsors

Communicating with emergency personnel

Troubleshooting all aspects of the event, if necessary

Ensuring participants have a positive experience


Preferred Requirements:

 2-3 years race management experience

 Passion for endurance events

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  Proven attention to detail

 Deadline driven

  Analytical and problem-solving mindset

  Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  Ability to work independently

  Client-focused mentality

  Ability to remain calm under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  Ability to work out of our Madison, WI office

  Have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record


Preferred Qualifications:

  Have a college degree

  Able to lift 40 lbs.

  Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

Why Race Day Events?


RDE manages, times, and provides equipment for

  Community runs and rides

   Marathon and half-marathons up to 3,000+ participants

   Century bike rides



             –     Competitive salary

    Weekend pay additional – hourly rate!

    Full health and dental insurance

    PTO – generous & flexible

    IRA match

    Paid company holidays

    In office


             –     Madison #1 city with best work/life balance (Smartasset.com)

    Home of Ironman Wisconsin

    Cheese curds, beer & brats!

We make weekends awesome!
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Race Day Events: work@racedayevents.com