Category: Plan

Know what will sell, explore marketable concepts, and develop a strategy to guide you.

To much rain can close roads along your course.

How to bounce back when everything goes wrong

Once upon a time, Virginia had a very wet Spring. So wet in fact that it has caused several race cancellations throughout the State, to include the Adventure Addicts Racing’s (AAR) Adrenaline Rush 12-Hour Adventure Race in Front Royal, Virginia. AAR race promoters Andy Bacon and Michelle Faucher, found themselves in a position all race...

/ April 19, 2017

Why do race promoters fail?

I have met numerous race promoters who have failed to build a successful race promotion business. Over and over again, I hear them talk to me about their struggles. All too often, they found out that race promotion is not a job that magically creates that well-orchestrated event most racers get to experience on race...

/ March 24, 2017

Put away the shotgun and start messaging with precision

When you’re ready to message the racing world about your race, do you employ a strategic approach or use a shotgun? If you said the shotgun, then you’re not alone. The shotgun approach is a common method used by most race promoters. This is where they attack every form of communications — all at once...

/ March 14, 2017

Actively manage risks before they actively destroy your racing business

How much risk do you have in your racing business? Chances are that if you’re not identifying, analyzing, or responding to risks in a systematic way, you have no idea! Yikes! You need some risk management skills, and you need them now! Risk management? Risk management is the term used by business owners when they...

/ January 24, 2017

Strategies for beating Mr. Murphy and his immutable laws of racing

Race promoters have tried many strategies to beat Mr. Murphy and his wheel of woe. Those few that have survived, found that the strategies that work come with a price. I think that price that is just too high for most new race promoters to pay AND manage to stay in business. That is why...

/ January 17, 2017

Where have all the amateurs gone?

If Lewis and Clark were alive today, would they be considered professional or amateur level adventure racers? Knowing their well-documented history on how they “stumbled” their way through the American west, it is possible that their Native American support crew would have been hard pressed to get these two adventures back on the path before...

/ December 27, 2016