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Columbia County to Host Race Director Event

2 Aug, 2013


Discussion to Include Permitting, Insurance, Athlete Safety, Course Security and More

The Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, in partnership with Fleet Feet Sports, will hold a race directors meeting for area event organizers on Tuesday, August 27, at the Columbia County CVB office in the Columbia County Government complex. Meeting topics will include course design, race logistics, event permitting, marketing, sponsorship and volunteers.

"Running and walking events have become very popular in our area, especially as fundraisers for local charities. This meeting will help event coordinators understand the steps to take to ensure a safe, fun and successful event", said CVB Executive Director Randy DuTeau.

 The meeting also will provide information for race organizers who might be unfamiliar with Columbia County's new ordinance that requires approval for activities that use public streets, DuTeau said.

Meeting co-host Michael McCauley, owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Augusta will share his thoughts on event sponsorship, as well as the need for better coordination among local event organizers in choosing a date for their event.

"We love that more people are organizing events" said McCauley, "but when multiple races are scheduled on the same day, the attendance and fundraising capabilities at all of the events suffers. Our aim is to create a race calendar that will maximize participation at local races."

The meeting will start at 6:30pm. The Columbia County CVB is located at 1000 Business Blvd. in the Columbia County Government Complex. The meeting is free, but attendees are requested to make a reservation by emailing SBlackburn@choosecolumbiacounty.com. For more information, call the Columbia County CVB 706.447.7677 or Fleet Feet Sports 706.922.9860.

About the Columbia County CVB: The mission of the Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau is to promote Columbia County as a distinctive recreational, professional, and cultural destination in order to support and stimulate our local economy.

About Fleet Feet Sports Augusta: The mission of Fleet Feet Sports is to create a vibrant and educational retail environment for all fitness enthusiasts. The store is located at 229 Furys Ferry Rd in Augusta and can be reached at 706.922.9860

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