FOR RDS

Dear Runners, we have a resource page for you - but we recommend you take a look at some of the articles below to understand what goes into a race and why this is such a difficult time for RD's.

This site also hosts many more virtual event examples, software platforms, and virtual resources on the more public Resources pages.

Articles / Blog Posts and good communications examples:
(You can also browse the "For Runners" section for a lot of examples)

3/18 – RaceRaves – What to expect when a race cancels

Popular Race Site RaceRaves gives good advice on the emotions we feel, and the steps to take when a race…

3/16 – Wave of Cancellations Rocks the Running Industry

Early Coverage by Runnersweb of the cancellations

3/15 – Pandemics, Mass Gatherings, and The Challenges of RDs, by John Lacroix, HPRS

John Lacroix of Human Potential Running Series talks in an early article about cancellations and how some RDs were facing…

3/15 – From Temilola Sobomehin Marshall, Atlanta Runner + RD

Atlanta RD + Runningnerd Temilola talks as a runner and RD and covers a number of good speculation points. (13…

3/14 – Coronavirus disease wipes out work for those that lean on sports for income

From the Norman (OK) Transcript, Joe Buettner. An example on how freelancers (photographers in this case) lose out.

3/14 – Why Can’t I Just Get a Refund? And other emails..

Ryan Heisler, RD of the Hartford Quarter Marathon explains the process, thoughts, and costs of cancellation.

3/13 – Race Cancellations and COVID-19, by Ian Corless, Talk Ultra Podcast

Race Cancellations and COVID-19

3/13 – The Effect of Coronavirus on Races, by Susan Rancourt, Rhode Races

Rhode Races RD Susan Rancourt talks from the heart as a runner, about her feelings on seeing races cancelled in…

3/13 – From Lonnie Somers, Hal Sports, Colorado