NYCRUNS mission is to create the very best running events in New York City and to develop our flagship Brooklyn Half Marathon into one of the most iconic running events in the world. In doing so, we want to be a relentlessly positive part of our customer’s lives; a meaningful partner to local businesses, causes, and runners, and a great employer to our diverse Team.

NYCRUNS seeks a dynamic and experienced person to join our team as the Director of Events. The Director of Events will lead the planning, execution and wrap up for all NYCRUNS events as well as oversee the Event Operations Team.


Manage all internal and external operations for our portfolio of approximately 20 running events.

Secure necessary permitting for events and work with municipalities as needed

Lead onsite management of events, including overseeing all event staff

Serve as Event Director for our largest events

Oversee NYCRUNS Event Team and participate in staff training

Assist with planning and contracting staff and vendors

Oversee the development of key documents include the Run of Show, Packing List and Event Operations Manual.

Work collaboratively on the development of new events

Work collaboratively on the development of new revenue channels


5 to 10 years of event experience at the Senior Event Manager or Race Director level

Ability to multitask across projects and clients

Proven ability to lead and inspire a diverse group of people

Ability to work weekends and ability to participate in evening meetings, as required

Ability to travel for events and client meetings

Self-driven with an ability to prioritize, create timelines and hold yourself accountable

Outstanding communication skills

Valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a medium to large truck (CDL not required)

Bachelor’s Degree at minimum.


Full Time

Must be based in New York City

This position is hybrid remote/on-site with weekly scheduled office hours


The minimum compensation amount for this role is targeted at $150,000. Final offer amounts will be determined by multiple factors including your experience and expertise and may vary from the amount listed above.

Benefits Include:

  • 80 Hours of PTO Annually
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Minimum Two Weeks Annually of Company-wide Closure
  • 401K with Company Match
  • Health Insurance Coverage including Medical, Dental and Vision


Please email cover letter and resume to: hiring@nycruns.com