Race Director Clinics

Free Race Director Clinics from CARA

Please join the Chicago Area Runners Association for one of our free Race Director Clinics. These clinics are aimed at both new and experienced race directors who are looking to increase their skills, better understand the CARA Best Practices Guidelines as well as network with fellow event, running club and charity organization leaders.

Each clinic date will follow the same agenda, including a presentation of the CARA Best Practices Guidelines along with a unique guest speaker making each clinic a new opportunity for learning. Additionally, time will be set aside at each clinic for active dialog and we look forward to learning from you as well as sharing some of our experiences! 

Clinic Schedule:

Date Guest Speaker
December 6, 2016 @ 6 p.m.  Dave Kappas, Constructive Noise - "Trends in Chicago Running"
January 3, 2017 @ 6 p.m.  Alona Banai, CARA - "Race Sponsorship"
February 7, 2017 @ 6 p.m. Zach Edmonson, Big River Race Management "Race Timing"
March 7, 2017 @ 6 p.m.  Kimberley Stedman, F3 Events "Collaborative Marketing Strategies"
April 4, 2017 @ 6 p.m. Ty McCarthy, Proud to Run - "LGBTQ Best Practices"
May 2, 2017 @ 6 p.m.* Bob Richards, Elmhurst 4 on the 4th - "Building Your Race Committee"
June 6, 2017 @ 6 p.m. Colin Castein, Race Roster  - "Donor Engagement"
August 1, 2017 @ 6 p.m. Panel - "Sponsorship"
November 7, 2017 @ 6 p.m. Group Panel Discussion
Next Clinic TBA
  • All clinics are hosted at the CARA office (549 W. Randolph St, Suite 704, Chicago, 60661) unless otherwise noted.
  • *May 2nd clinic hosted in Elmhurst