Meetings, Decisions, and More Meetings

Since starting my Gallup Gallop race director post about a month ago, I've had 13 race meetings, made about 57 decisions, and second guessed myself at least 100 times. 

But... things are really shaping up. The Ann Arbor Track Club has been incredibly supportive of my vision for the race, especially considering the fact that this actually is my first rodeo. Despite making changes to the race's date / time of day, target audience, logo, marketing campaign, and charity partner, everyone at AATC has been unwavering in their support. Plus, their catering game for board meetings is on point, which is a serious plus for a perpetually hungry runner.  

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Brent McDermott
So... you wanna be a race director, huh?

It turns out that putting on a 5K takes a lot of work. Over the coming months, this running diary will document what happens behind the scenes to run a *hopefully* smooth race. If you've ever caught yourself daydreaming at the start line of a race, wondering "I wonder how this all gets done?", then swipe on some Body Glide, suck down a GU, and try to keep up! If you couldn't care less how it is that your chip timing, race shirt, and finisher's bagel happens, ignore this section of the website, and sign up for the race under the "Registration" tab.

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Brent McDermott