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National Certification for Race Directors

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RDU IN A NUTSHELL

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


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.


VISION


Race Director University will become a national leader educating and certifying race directors in the running industry.


MISSION STATEMENT


​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.


GOAL


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.


PHILOSOPHY


"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.

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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. 

RDU LIVE SEMINAR IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

RDU 2018 CONCEPT

HABIT  INTELLECT  INSTINCT  EXPERTISE  COMPETENCE

RDU 2012 CONCEPT

LEARN  EXPLORE  GROW  ENRICH  ACHIEVE  SHARE 

ANNUAL RDU SEMINAR - AUSTIN, TEXAS

RDU LEVEL I, II & III CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

University of Texas at Austin

Thompson Convention Center

2405 Robert Dedman Dr.

Austin, Texas 78712


November 25 - 27, 2018

Austin, Texas


REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE: $599

includes Online Certification Program, Level I, II & III, plus one year of full access to the resources.


Registrants also receive a Certificate, T-shirt, hat and additional conference materials provided by sponsors, vendors and entry into the free raffle. 

LIVE SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

National Certification for Race Directors Certification for Half Marathon Race Directors

NEW AT AUSTIN, TEXAS

THE RUNNING EVENT EXPO & CONFERENCE 


The Premiere Conference & Trade Show for Running Specialty Retailers

November 27 - November 30, 2018

Texas Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, Texas 78701

RAISING THE STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN ROAD RACE MANAGEMENT

Leadership training at all levels insures better production and performance. 

Professional Development is good for your employees and business. 


CERTIFIED RACE DIRECTOR

A list of all Certified Race Directors will be listed on this page.




RDU ADVISORS & CONTRIBUTORS

PROFESSIONALS IN THEIR FIELD

A list of our Advisors and Contributors with white papers, articles, periodicals and individuals who are influencers in Sport Management, Sports Law, Communication, Leadership, Road Race Management, and Sports Marketing will be listed in this section. 

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INVESTOR RELATIONS GUIDELINES

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Interested in Advertising, Marketing or Sponsorship Opportunties?

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. 

Race Director University

Naperville, IL. 60540

M. (630) 327-1619, info@racedirectorU.com.

ADVERTISING, MARKETING, SPONSORSHIP & MORE...

BANNER ADVERSTING & MARKETING

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.

NEWSLETTER & ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS

Sponsors and other affiliates will have an opportunity to participate in the Online Newsletter program. The first issue, July 2nd, 2018. 


The First Newsletter is scheduled for release on July 2nd. 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.

RESOURCE PAGE

Sponsors can include information on the resource page with a direct link back to your page, or coupon submission as a pdf attachment on that page. Sponsorship opportunities are listed on the same form as the  Advertising and Marketing Form. 


Use the form below to request our Advertising, Marketing and Sponsorship rate form or call for more details.


SPONSORSHIP

Advertising, Marketing, and the Sponsorship guidelines are sent out upon request.

WEBINAR AFFILIATION PROGRAM

The first Webinar will be scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 7 -8 p.m. The title of the Webinar Topic(s) will be listed on the Home page on the first of the month.


Webinar Advertising, Marketing, Sponsorship and Co-Hosting information will be sent to you upon request. Use the form below to receive these guidelines.

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Race Director University

1750 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL. 60540

(630) 327-1619

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed