Doping the Distance: Should Your Race Drug Test?

While performance-enhancing drugs have long plagued sports like cycling and track and field, road racing has remained relatively un-rocked by steroid scandals. When they have occurred, they’ve involved elite athletes like three-time Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo or Olympic hopeful Eddy Hellebuyck. But recent stories, like Lilian Mariita’s, show that doping can trickle down to…

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Road race locations – finding picturesque spots, etc.

If you want to know how to plan a race, one of the first steps is knowing where to host it! Having the right road race locations is just as important for athletes as it is your management team; it dictates much of race day logistics and can be a huge influence on whether athletes…

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Free Guide: How to Plan a Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving is now the most popular day to run a race with more than 1,000 events each year! But turkey trots aren’t your typical race. Their immense popularity and holiday timing can make planning one a unique challenge, even for seasoned race directors.

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Emergency Race Planning for Endurance Events

Race directors are used to dealing with sprained ankles and over-exhaustion, but there’s a lot more that can go wrong at events. As the Boston Marathon showed us in 2013, it’s important to be prepared for absolutely anything. So if you’re wondering about emergency race planning, you should also be wondering how to plan for…

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Say Hi! Getting to Know Your Race Participants

All race directors appreciate race participants (hey, they pay the bills!) but be honest, how much do you really know them? Sure, you know their age and T-shirt size, but what else? Do you know how they prepare for a race? How they see your company? Their likes, dislikes, fears and dreams? Okay, so this…

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