Race Director Resources
- ORRC Race Director Workshop Handbook (Updated 2014). This is a fantastic resource that provides an overview of the many items a race director needs to consider in producing a successful event. The material is part of a biennial race director course ORRC hosts in the Fall.
- Road Runners Club of America Guidelines for Safe Road and Trail Races (Updated 2010). The guidelines cover best practices in ensuring production of a safe event. Giving consideration to the applicable guidelines not only helps ensure participant safety, it will also help you put on a quality event that participants will want to return to.
- RRCA Race Director Certification Course Sample Module RRCA produces an online 6 module race director course in-partnership with Road Race Management. The link above is the first of the six modules. Information on the full course is here. The course is based on the book Organizing Running Events.
- LinkedIn Race Directors Group.
- Marathon Printing. A national supplier of race bibs located right here in Portland.
- Rainbow Racing. A national supplier for race day supplies and race bibs located in Spokane, Washington.
If you are hosting a race sanctioned by a governing sports body you must following the competition rules of that body defined in their rule book. However, even if you are not hosting a sanctioned race, being familiar with governing sports bodies rules is valuable as it helps you understand best practices and participants' expectations.
2015 USATF Competition Rules
2016 - 2017 IAAF Competition Rules
2015 - 2016 NCAA Cross Country and Track & Field Rules
2013 NFHS (National Federation of High Schools) Rule Book for Track & Field/Cross Country. The 2015 - 2016 version is not freely available and has to be purchased at Amazon or iTunes. You can read the rule changes from 2013 on the NFHS Track & Field/Cross Country website.