St. George Marathon


Events  //  Intermountain Race Management Roundtable

Our 2015 IRMR was by all accounts a resounding success, and perhaps the best attended and lively yet, with race directors and race staff from 4 states representing nearly 80 races. Sponsored by the St George Marathon and St George Races, the roundtable was held in conjunction with the St George Half Marathon and 5k on January 17, 2014. The Conference had featured speaker Kent Perkins, Race Director for the St George Marathon covering topics that included Overcoming Adversity and Avoiding Disaster. Among other presenters and topics included Tanner Bell Director of Ragnar, Mike Schramm St George Marathon Historian and Janea Richardson of who touched on Social Media Marketing.

As usual, the conference was an ideal networking opportunity for like-minded men and women from race events both large and small to compare experiences and exchange ideas.

As we begin preparations for the 6th annual Intermountain Race Management Roundtable we take into account what our attendees had to say about 2014...

" I really liked the open discussion we had as a group at the beginning of the conference. It was a great ice breaker and I thought it established some common ground right off as we shared in each others race challenges."
Janae -

"There are certainly bigger race director conferences out there, but you guys do an outstanding job of putting this together and bringing in content that is valuable. Furthermore, it gets me in the right frame of mind for the race season after the winter break! "
Jeff - Run 13

“I thought it was great overall! It was good to know what is important to runners. I thought the comments from the other race directors were very useful and valuable and would have loved to hear more from them - especially the smaller races who are successful. I would loved to have gone into more detail on some of the topics such as Facebook and advertising, how to create a safety plan and how to get sponsors.”
Ellen - Top of Zion Relay

“Many thanks for another terrific IRMR. It is for sure that there are some race directors who are missing something really terrific. ”
Lowell – Pocatello, ID

“I thought the training was wonderful- very well-organized with lots of helpful information and networking opportunities.”
Ashley – Southwest Health Department

Kami Ellsworth
Race Operations Manager
St. George Marathon

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