Aid stations

: Aid stations can be cost centers, profit centers, or neutral centers. No matter of the size of your race, they can be done well, and cheaply. I like to think of them as stationary parade floats.

Traffic plan

: Want to be a race director? Here's the skill of it: mapping out your traffic plan. Regrettably, even the casual racer discerns when an RD gave his traffic plan short shrift.

Race Registration

: Our series on how to put on a successful race continues with race registration, both pre-race and the requirements for registration at the race venue.

Your race budget

: Our series on race directing continues with a nod to the budget. What will your race cost? Here is a list of things you'll not want to forget.

Attracting media to your race

: Race directors: getting media to cover your race is not as hard as you think. But, it takes forethought. And, you have to decide what that media means to you; how it can help you. It's all ...

Getting sponsors

: I know what you're thinking: "This has to be the hardest task facing a race promoter." Yes, you're right. But it doesn't have to be. Just invest in a little creative thinking, and you'll find ...

Filling your race

: Our series on Race Director aids continues with an installment on how to fill your race with participants.

Assembling your race committee

: Race promoters know race committees, or lack thereof, can make or break an event. If you have no good organization, you have no race (at least no race that people will want to attend again).

Getting volunteers

: If an RD doesn't have enough volunteers, his customers will know come race day. The successful race organizer always has enough. What follows is the blueprint for getting them.

Getting that special event permit

: Rule number one: Do not follow rule number one, at least as regards special event permitting, which is a top-down process masquerading as a bottom-up process.

How to be a race director

: This is the intro to the popular series on how to be a race director. Links to follow up articles will be archived here, at the article's terminus, in the section.

Picking a course

: Often heard is the lament: All the venues are drying up. To the contrary. To the practiced eye more venues are available now than ever were before.