Tag: race direction

The #1 reason volunteers can ruin your race

Your racer is about to race your race. The racer requests some course information. So they find the first volunteer they see and ask them for that information. You think, “Ok, I meet all the volunteers about 10 minutes ago, so I know they all listened to my speech and have my best interests in...

/ May 9, 2016

Principles of a profitable race

Does this sound familiar? You’ve decided to put on a mountain bike race. You’ve named your event, figured out the course, and have a permit for a park that lots of mountain bike riders enjoy riding at. You went down to the big box store and filled your garage with tables, chairs, coolers, cones, pop-tents,...

/ April 18, 2016

Getting the trail out of your head

About 10 years ago, I started mountain biking. That addition to my life led me to trail running. Soon I was orienteering, and then found a way to put it all together in a slog fest called adventure racing. All of it was a way for me to interact with the outdoors… again. You see,...

/ December 20, 2015