2014 Road Race Management Director Program Announced | Sports Destination Management

2014 Road Race Management Director Program Announced

Jul 15, 2014

Hollywood, Florida will again play host to the annual Road Race Management Race Directors? Meeting and Trade Exhibit, November 6 - 8. The three-day meeting offers sessions on critical topics for running event directors and officials, along with networking opportunities and a chance for event directors to shop for equipment and service needs at the Trade Exhibit.

Some program highlights of this year’s sessions include:

  • Creating Sponsorship Proposals and Activation (Stephanie Myers)

  • What the Tech? (Heather Whaling)

  • Race Organization Anatomy- a look at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon (Patrice Matamoros)

  • Rules of the Road (David Katz)

  • Security Overview (overreacting or do we change how we manage races forever?) (Al Odenthal)

  • Valuing Your Event -Why Do It? (Collin Vataha)

  • Digital Site and Planning Tools (Jim Gerweck)

  • Keynote Dinner featuring Tracy Russell (CEO LA Marathon and host of 2016 Men’s and Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials)

As part of the Road Race Management Race Directors? Meeting, RRM will present the MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Lifetime Achievement Award. The individual selected for this honor will be announced at the Keynote Dinner on November 7. In addition, the annual MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year Award will be presented at the MarathonGuide.com/World’s Best 10K Welcome Reception on November 6.

The full program and schedule is available at http://www.rrm.com/rdm/rdm.htm .

Exhibitors at the meeting will include vendors offering awards, competitor numbers, banners, finish-line timing services, computer products and online registration, web services, t-shirts, jackets and other apparel, event photography and many other services.

Thousands of race officials, corporate sponsors, marketing executives, sports organization representatives (RRCA, USATF, RUSA, PRRO) and others interested in organized running events have attended this annual fall gathering since 1983.

Phil Stewart, Road Race Management president, said, “Our site on the beach at the Marriott Hollywood Beach, a few miles from the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood airport, offers a great environment for event directors not only to obtain valuable information, but also to unwind and network in a relaxed atmosphere."

Many race committees reward committee members or staff with a trip to this meeting, finding it a great way to offer a special thank you and educational opportunity while rejuvenating key workers for next year’s event.

The Road Race Management meeting is sponsored by A4; Active Network; Ashworth Awards; Electric City Printing; CrowdTorch by Cvent; Gatorade; Heatsheets®by AFM; Leslie Jordan, Inc.; MarathonFoto; MarathonGuide.com; Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic; RaceJoy; Virtual Race Bags; and the World?s Best 10K.

Road Race Management is a member-based organization that, in addition to conducting its annual Race Directors? Meeting, publishes a trade newsletter and several other publications in print and on the web for race and industry officials.

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