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Our goal is to offer outstanding training and support to organizers of races of all sizes and distances.  We'll provide you with the information, ideas, and support you'll need to make your running event a success! 

Find out what you need to know about:  sponsorship, marketing, planning, course management, volunteer recruitment, local government issues, ethics, walkers, kids, award ceremonies, results, and more.  Learn how to make your event work for your charity, running club, park district, chamber of commerce, school, business, or other organization.

Educational sessions

David Patt has conducted race director trainings for nearly twenty years, on behalf of the Association of Running Event Directors and the Chicago Area Runners Association.  He has also presented at conferences of Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and for Park & Recreation Associations in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Missouri.

You can check out past educational sessions of Association of Running Event Directors, held in Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Kansas City MO, Wisconsin Dells WI, and Springfield IL.   Find out more about these sessions and get race director tips from past webinars.