Month: August 2016

Why timely race results pay for future races

Timely race results are one of the most important aspects of any race. So it goes without saying that you have to get the race results just right to be successful. We all know about the challenge of collecting times correctly, and the stress behind posting results that are contested. In my article Using timing...

/ August 29, 2016

How to recruit enough volunteers before race day

How do you get enough volunteers to show up to your race? This is the age old question that every single race promoter asks. Why is it an age old question? Because most race promoters suck at it! And those that don’t suck at it, rarely like to tell others how they get their volunteers...

/ August 22, 2016

Sanctioning means never promoting a race without insurance again

Bob is promoting a race for the first time, and knows nothing about insurance, sanctioning, or liability. All he knows is that sanctioning is a pain, insurance is for cars, and liability is only if he personally hurts someone. He wants to be his own boss, and build his races the way he wants to...

/ August 15, 2016

Your schedule is your race day movie script

Have you ever thought about how the schedule you use to direct a race is very similar to how a script is used to make a movie? Not those big budget blockbuster (unless you’re doing a major marathon, or hosting a national event), but one of those smaller independent film. Maybe something Kevin Smith or...

/ August 8, 2016