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Drafting Etiquette

Posted on March 12th, 2020
Tags: drafting, running, community, race, racing, runner, interurban running club,

Drafting is part of the reality of racing. However, just because drafting on another runner is legal doesn’t mean there are no standards of etiquette to follow. Recognizing the advantage that the runner you’re drafting on is providing you goes a long way toward keeping the running community friendly and welcoming. As someone who’s raced more than 700 times, I’ve compiled a list of rules to follow to keep drafting civil. Note that these guidelines are nothing official—just ideas out of my own head. I put these thoughts together for the Interurban Running Club in 2010 back when I…

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Three Ways to Get Your New Event Noticed

Posted on March 4th, 2020
Tags: event, race director, run, running, new event, new race director, planning, event hosting, event hosting service,

So you’re a freshly-minted race director. You’ve organized your own event, you’ve made the necessary accommodations, you’ve secured permits, and you’ve worked out the logistics. Yet despite it all, people just aren’t registering. Low registration numbers can be unnerving, but don’t give up; there are ways to turn it around and draw attention to your event.

Rack Cards: We’ve covered rack cards on this blog before, and the same points we made in our prior post hold true now. Rack cards with an eye-catching design placed in local running stores are a great way to draw the “passive”…

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