Organizing a 5K is no joke. With seemingly countless fine details to keep track of it’s no wonder that so many first time race organizers feel overwhelmed. Let’s take a look at what the race director job description really should be.
The Real Race Director Job Description
- Be an expert team manager. This is no surprise but in order to be a an effective race director you must be an effective team manager. In some ways, this means being a people person. You must set clear goals, create achievable action plans, and delegate responsibilities wisely. There are so many moving pieces regarding registration, inclement weather plans, notifying town officials, safety precautions, the awards ceremony, etc., that it takes a collaborative effort to pull off a successful race.
2. Be prepared to wear many hats. As race director, you will find yourself doing a little bit of everything. You’ll have your hand in budgets, communication, race timing, hospitality, and anything else that needs to get done. Thankfully, if you surround yourself with an experienced team everything gets taken care of.
3. Be an avid marketer. Marketing is one of the most important aspects of a successful race. You may have planned a fantastic charity race event but if you can’t get the word out no one will register. If you choose to work with SpectaSport, you can opt in to our Marco Polo marketing program. This includes up to 50 targeted listings on event sites, a front page listing on WhoFish.org, and analytics on your listing sites.
SpectaSport provides Race Management Support
SpectaSport is a race timing company that uses the most up-to-date race timing technology. Our chip timing services make it easy for you rest easy, knowing that the race results will get to you quickly and accurately. We also offer race management support and marketing services. To find out more about what SpectaSport can do for you, fill out our online form or call (610) 306-0574.