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!

Principles of the No Snow Biathlon

What the heck is No-Snow Biathlon? To understand the No Snow Biathlon, you need to first know what a biathlon is. The biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and precision rifle shooting. Competitors race for miles around a trail system whose total distance is divided into either two or four shooting rounds....

/ June 20, 2021

How to set the right price for your race

Figuring out the right registration price to charge for your race is not easy. That's why you stop the guess work and start using a process that works.

/ June 4, 2021

Understanding race categories and classes

Create skill-based and age-based racing categories to get more racers on the podium and feel like winners.

/ March 5, 2021

Bikejoring: Mountain Biking gone to the dogs

The art of the sled dog is as old as human history itself. Ever since man domesticated wolves and wild dogs to guard our homes, pull our stuff, and protect our lives, we have intertwined our lives with theirs. Leave it to man to get bored. When we’re bored, all sorts of interesting sports get...

/ January 5, 2021

Building a race course starts with a walk

This may seem elementary, but the major event in course design is to physically walk the thing. Racecourse design is just as much a physical job as it is a mental one. And that means getting out into the wild and seeing things with your own two eyes. Miles of walking is kind of tough...

/ October 1, 2020

Better than you found it tactics for race day trash

Leaving the venue better than you found it by cleaning up your trash -- and the park's trash -- is a huge part of a race director's job.

/ August 19, 2020