Kyle Bondo

All posts by Kyle Bondo

Kyle started Reckoneer with the simple mission of helping those who want to become race directors and learn the mechanics of outdoor recreation engineering. Kyle demystifies outdoor racing with over 20 years of endurance and outdoor industry business knowledge. Combined with his top-rated podcast Merchants of Dirt, dozens of articles, lessons, and infographics, Kyle has made Reckoneer the premier educator in outdoor event management. Build better races today!

It is time for you to have a vision

If you thought the title meant this article was about going out to find your spirit animal, you’re partially right. I think my spirit animal is a red fox, only because they seem to follow me around every time I’m on the trail. But alas, this is not that kind of article. No, the vision...

/ May 30, 2016

Be a Race Promoter, not a race director

All race promoters are race directors, but not all race directors are race promoters. Why is that? Because as the race promoter, you are the founder of your racing company, the overall creative strategist of each race, and responsible for the leadership and future direction of your business. And what is YOUR business? Why, it’s...

/ May 24, 2016

What I wish I knew before I built my first race

When you decide to build your first race, you discover just how alone you are. Unlike fixing a car, writing software, or getting tips on how to beat just about any video game, there is very little on proper race building. Sure, there are a few blog posts out there that give you the highlights,...

/ May 24, 2016

Race profits are evil, and other money myths

Do you want to see something funny? Want to see a race promoter look really uncomfortable? Ask them about profit. Better yet, ask them if they are making a profit, or if they think that generating a profit is a measure of their success. Heck, ask them if their last race made any money. It’s...

/ May 16, 2016

The #1 reason volunteers can ruin your race

What is a volunteer? More importantly, what is a volunteer in the context of helping you run your race on race day? To answer that, consider this scenario. Your racer is about to race your race. The racer requests some course information. So they find the first person they see and ask them for that...

/ May 9, 2016