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
mountain bikes in the transition zone

The 5 steps to getting your event under control

Have you ever took on too much or found it difficult to get your race off the ground due to costs? Do you use a guide or a process to make something work for you and your racers? Or do you just wing it? In the beginning, I was in the “wing it” crowd. I...

/ May 9, 2016

How contact lists can impact racer turn out

Every time you make a connection with your racers, from pre-registering for your events, to registering for your event on race day, you need to get their contact information.

/ January 17, 2016

Why the collegiate mountain nationals needs some perspective

Years of perspective allows you to be a pretty good judge of a well run event, and when an event needs some help. I’ve seen everything from really impressive venues (full of sponsors and vendors), but with an abysmal course layout, to great course layouts and flowy trails, but with registration running out of the...

/ October 9, 2015

How to manage racing cheats

Cheaters. Every race has them, and nobody likes them. But do they really pose a threat to local or even Regional events? To answer that questions, you first need to understand the three categories these scofflaws fit into: (1) cheaters who attempt to gain an unfair advantage by breaking the course rules (rule breakers), (2)...

/ May 20, 2015