MOD 050: 50 Lessons Learned from Being a Race Director

Merchants of Dirt Episode #50

These 50 race direction lessons learned can help you build your roadmap, refine your checklists, or just help you find a place to start.

To 50 Race Director Lessons Learned

Welcome to an information-packed 50th episode of Merchants of Dirt and thank you for listening!

Listen along as I help you take the mystery out of outdoor race direction with 50 lessons learned from being a race director.

After it’s all said and done, you’ll find out that it’s more like 250 lessons learned — certainly an episode you’re going to want to listen to more than once.

Follow along with this episode’s handy-dandy checklist:

  • 01. Vision
  • 02. Ideas
  • 03. Research
  • 04. Market
  • 05. Mission
  • 06. Principles
  • 07. Budget
  • 08. Business Plan
  • 09. Model
  • 10. Strategies
  • 11. Offerings
  • 12. Organize
  • 13. Branding
  • 14. Planning
  • 15. Risks
  • 16. Rules
  • 17. Venue
  • 18. Schedule
  • 19. Proposal
  • 20. Presentation
  • 21. Permit
  • 22. Build
  • 23. People
  • 24. Marketing
  • 25. Outreach
  • 26. Pre-Registration
  • 27. Timing
  • 28. Courses
  • 29. Promote
  • 30. Sales
  • 31. Trail Work
  • 32. Safety
  • 33. Volunteers
  • 34. Race
  • 35. Direct
  • 36. Setup
  • 37. Registration
  • 38. Starts
  • 39. Monitor
  • 40. Results
  • 41. Podium
  • 42. Clean Up
  • 43. Close Out
  • 44. Analyze
  • 45. Learn
  • 46. Observe
  • 47. Review
  • 48. Revise
  • 49. Measure
  • 50. Decide

And Now You Know!

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Kyle Bondo
Kyle Bondo is a thinker, podcaster, author, and creative strategy dragon seeking to make a small dent in the universe. He is the founder of Reckoneer, host of the Merchants of Dirt and Get Lost Racing podcasts, and an avid mountain biker and adventure racer.
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