Facebook 101 for Race Directors

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When most people think of Facebook, they think of cat videos, vacation photos, and that one friend who overshares. But when it comes to race promotion, Facebook can be a powerful tool – if you use it right. Whether you’re new to the endurance industry or just new to Facebook, this article will take you…

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Race Organizers: How to Prevent Deaths & What to Do if They Happen

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Endurance events tend to be tales of triumph but, like the Greek fable for which marathons are named, they are occasionally marred by the deaths of participants. Most recently, the London Marathon experienced the death of 31-year-old Captain David Seath just three miles from the finish line; it was the 14th death in the event’s…

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Road Race Management: Saturday or Sunday?

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A crucial aspect of road race management is deciding when to hold your race. With the exception of holiday races, hosting your race on a weekend is practically a given considering the Monday-Friday work week. But the weekend gives you two options: Saturday and Sunday. Which is better? Let’s take a look at the pros…

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Volunteer Management for Race Directors

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of any endurance event. They receive no money, no medal, but they still show up early and ready to work. Yet too often these efforts go underappreciated. We get it: as a race director, volunteer management is just one more thing on your checklist. Between runners, vendors, sponsors… it’s easy to…

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6 Ideas for Offline Race Promotion

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Nowadays, tech is the talk of the town. Social media this, e-mail that… Heck, we do it too! But a mere 16 years ago, race directors had to rely on other means to promote their race. Their traditional tactics worked then, and they work now. So, before you put all your dollars into digital, read…

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