WHY VOLUNTEER ?
GET PAID AND BUILD YOUR OWN RACE MANAGEMENT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Road Race Management is a non-regulated industry. There are no academic degrees offered to signify an individual as a “race director.” These individuals are often present and former runners, coaches, and fans who, at best, took their interest and developed a business. While “individuals” per se, can’t go out and create another professional sports enterprise like the NBA, MLB, NFL or NHL they can, through our support, learn how to develop their business venture, directing races and producing special events in their communities.
Race Director University will become a national leader educating and certifying race directors in the running industry.
The mission of Race Director University is to increase professionalism in the road race management industry by certifying race directors after taking them through a formal instructional learning environment with established academic strategies, practical applications, experiential process, continuing education criteria and e-learning.
The goal of Race Director University is to elevate the running industry’s core of race directors, newly hired race directors and prospective race directors from local, regional, state and national clubs, parks, running clubs and event and race management services who will enroll in classroom and online race management instruction.
"Talent is everywhere; it only needs an opportunity." This manifesto is borrowed from Kathyrn Switzer, a groundbreaking marathon runner who registered for the Boston Marathon by signing her name as K.V. Switzer because women were prohibited from running, ran and completed the Boston Marathon the first female to do so in 1976.
This statement resonates with the idea that anyone who believes in the American Dream, despite these challenging economic conditions, anyone can succeed through education, a commitment to hard work and tenacity.
Since 2016 we have become an expert witness for a law firm and personal injury attorneys seeking a remedy for their clients. Producing a sporting event and special event where participants in running, walking and marching in parks and the streets required a degree of knowledge about communications, risk management, legal liability, safety, and security.
All too often there are areas in on these courses that may potentially cause
harm. We will help litigants on both sides; however, the plaintiffs' cases are almost always defensible because the participant has limitations when exposed to some threat or risk.
A list of all Certified Race Directors will be listed on this page.
This new certification program has been designed for key volunteers, event producers, and special event directors. This certification program can be used to help identify individuals who have specialized in a particular area of Race Management”, said Gregory J. Evans, President & CEO of Race Director University.
The Associate Race Director Certificate guarantees a level of leadership and development in key areas of Race Management,
Public Safety, Liability, Supervision of Volunteers, Public Relations, and Risk Management are the 5 essential areas for this program.
The cost is $300.00, until 12/31/2018, then $425.00 ,and it also includes online content for this program.
Registration is only available online at Race Director University.
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Elite Race timers use Orbiter to gain accurate times and lap counts.
Professionals and novices are able to time any human powered event. They use our Chip Timing and Lap Counting system for Events, Schools, Races and Fitness testing. Professional easy chip timing & lap counting.
This is because our software is a tool that times any human powered event. Our detector hardware is like a robot. It is smart and makes autonomous decisions. This means your race is safe as a live internet connection is not necessary.
All Side Antennas are not the same. Orbiter is the only company with phased detect antennas.
These produce more accurate “on the finish line” times. They also eliminate the need for many antennas. Other companies use multiple antennas. They multiplex radio power between them
one at a time. Multiplexing produces a fuzzy finish time and slows tag detection making the
system less reliable.
Orbiter RFID readers solve the microprocessor heat problem common with very high performance electronics. This allows the world’s fastest read rates of 1,250 tags per second. Most importantly,
we made the heavy plastic pelican time detector other timers use obsolete. This makes our system highly portable and light weight.
Plus, There are no antenna cables to assemble and disassemble. The copper inside is delicate and frays. They become out of tune and must be replaced. Orbiter system is rugged. We have systems are still in use after 10 years even when dropped often. This provides economy and value. There are no stands, separate boxes, or other to stack lift and carry as with other systems.
Gregory Stewart, President
For more information on our systems click on the link below.
Race Director University is the Midwest Representative for the Orbiter Race Timing Systems.
Tell us a little something about your business, and we will send you a form with a variety of categories.
Please feel free to contact us by phone, or email for a quicker response.
Banner Ads will appear throughout the website and on the educational folders. Specific advertisers can have their information linked to topics, i.e., Signage, Banners, Barricades, Sound Systems, etc. Fees are based on frequency and size.
Use the form below to request our Advertising, Marketing, and Sponsorship rate form or call for more details.
Sponsors and other affiliates will have an opportunity to participate in the Online Newsletter program.
The First Newsletter is scheduled for release on December 1, 2018. Each Newsletter will include six (6) categories with graphics, general advertisement and featured road race of the month. Race Directors will be selected to comment on a feature in the Road Race Industry. Newsletters are free to all subscribers.
Advertising, Marketing, and the Sponsorship guidelines are sent out upon request.
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The Press Release and other media for Race Directors and Sponsorships are located in these section.