Symposium: Race Director Checklist for the Best (to avoid the Worst)

This year’s RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium will have dual tracks (you can switch between tracks throughout the day) to allow for more targeted content for both experienced directors, and those newer to the industry. One for those for our newer Race Directors (or those looking to expand on their events): The Race Director Checklist, from Trish Portuese from Championship Racing in Birmingham, Alabama.Trish is an RRCA Certified Race Director and USATF LDR Certified Official; her company Championship Racing is an Event Management company that helps non-profits put on races, primarily consulting, registration management, race day logistics, and course management.

Trish’s presentation will cover race organization from A to Z, including:


  • Budgeting
  • Organizing a Race Committee
  • Building your Brand
  • Finding your target participants
  • Creating a race timeline
  • Course development
  • Setting entry fees
  • Preparing a race website
  • Selecting a timer
  • Organizing volunteers
  • Developing sponsor relationships
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Race Day vendors and logistics
  • Recommended resources

If it sounds like that’s a lot…it is! Trish is here help Race Directors ensure that they have thought of everything and to fill in the gaps where you may be able to improve.

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