Would a 5K be a good fundraiser?
Starting a 5K run/walk is not easy. The following is some information that might make you decide to try a chicken dinner or a bake sale instead. There were only about 40 mid-Michigan road races a dozen years ago, and now there are more than 100. Increased competition, especially in the warmer months, is leading to smaller numbers -- and therefore less money raised for charities -- for new and repeat events. But this information should be helpful not only for those who still decide to start a new road race but also for someone looking to improve a race or for someone who has been selected as a new race director for an established event. For further information and help or to get a race on the Playmakers online events calendar, e-mail
New from Michelle Phillipich of Avail Solutions: "Help for Beginner Race Directors." This is great information for the beginners and experienced race directors.
New race directors clinic power point from Avail Solutions
Race director job duties
Where to send press releases
HELP FOR ROAD RACE DIRECTORS
Big 10 keys to a successful run
Most common race director problems
Packet pick-up checklist
Pre and post race checklist
Resources to market races
Shirts for races
Big 10 quick reference for road races