7 TIPS TO ORGANIZE A RUNNING EVENT

7 TIPS TO SUCCESSFULLY ORGANIZE A RACE

If you want to successfully organize a running event on your own, you should follow these useful tips.

You may have harbored ambitions to organize your own running event for long, but you didn’t know how and where to start. Well,  here’s the answer. Follow this tips and there’s a great chance you’ll manage to successfully organize a race.

1 FIND A NICHE

The running world doesn’t need another 5K. If you want to differ from the competition, you need to use a little more imagination. Think about what would attract you; also ask your friends to get innovative suggestions.

2 PICK A SNAPPY NAME

Capture people’s imagination with a snappy title that neatly sums up your event. This may take some brainstorming, asking around for new ideas, and googling.

3 MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE

Don’t locate your race far away in the mountains. A remote, hard-to-access location is key to disaster. Find a pleasant and easy-to-access location.

4 EXPECT DROPOUTS

One hundred sign-ups doesn’t mean 100 runners. Even though all you family members, colleagues, and friends promise to come, expect only about one or two out of ten to come.

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Come up with innovative ideas for a fun running event.
5 MAKE IT SCENIC

No person feels inspired running down an A road. Make your race as visually pleasing as possible. Decide for a route across meadows and through forests, or over a hill with a great view, or a pleasant and interesting route across a town.

6 USE ROUTE MARKERS

Make your route as easy to navigate as possible. No one will be satisfied if they lose the track. Only friends will be willing to forgive you the oversight; paying punters will be less understanding.

7 MEASURE THE DISTANCE

If it’s advertised as a half-marathon, ensure it really is a half-marathon. If it’s advertised as a 5K, make sure it’s really a 5K. If you measure the distance wrong, all results will be null and void. And you certainly don’t want to make your racers so angry.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.

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