The meeting began in 1983 so this is the 30th anniversary. We held it in Washington DC for many years but in Florida since 2002. The idea was the sport was growing and presenting new challenges. There was a lot of knowledge around but it was not being shared as well as it could be.Road Race Management newsletter had been in business for a few years and was doing a good job communicating but more was needed and so the first Race Directors’ Meeting was born.
Attendees are race directors from around the US. We also get several attendees form other countries including Canada,Australia,Bermuda,Japan etc. We usually have 150-160 in attendance but many more events are represented since many attendees direct multiple events. Events are normally nationally or regionally prominent.
In addition about 30 exhibitors of products of interest to events are at the Trade Show.
2013 being the 30th anniversary will offer some special touches and surprises. As always we will have a substantive program including sessions on social media,marking events,analyzing other events,dealing with Convention and Visitor’s Bureaus and sports promotion bodies, innovative ideas that major events have come up with and on and on.
Top five reasons to attend:
1. In depth topical information presented by a top notch well prepared faculty
2. Networking opportunities in a low key ,fun environment–great place to make contacts
3. Trade Exhibit
4. Just plain fun and a chance to meet the MarathonFoto Road Race Management Race Director of the Year and this year the winner of the MarathonFoto Lifetime Achievement award
5. No one knows it all and this is a great place to learn more.
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RACE DIRECTOR’S MEETING