Checklist for Conducting a Race:
  • Select your date
  • Design your course
  • Submit your permit application(s)
  • Design sponsor letter | Sample
  • Design entry form
  • Create on-line web page
  • Find sponsors, add to web page
  • Publicize race | Free listing web sites
  • Collect registrations
  • Deposit entry fees & account for them
  • Design & order t-shirt, if any
  • Prepare bib numbers
  • Locate water & aid stations
  • Locate course marshals
  • Prepare signage and banner | How to assemble WindTimer Skyhook™
  • Staff packet pickup, water & aid stations, course marshals
  • Open packet pickup, set up water & aid stations, position course marshals
  • Start timing system, start race
  • Conduct race
  • Collect timing data | How to time a race manually
  • Serve refreshments
  • Prepare results
  • Present awards
  • Clean up after race
  • Publish results
    Bibliography:
  • "How To Organize a Race" -- compiled by Running in the USA
  • "How to Organize Your First Race" -- by Melissa Eisler, Active.com
  • "5K/10K Fundraising Run/Walk Event Planning Checklist" -- by Allan Woodstrom
  • "Race Directors' Checklist" -- by Dave McGillivray, DMSE, Inc.
  • "Organizing a 5K Race -- an insider's guide" (introduction) -- by Adin Lykken, President, Woofin & Hoofin
  • Jay Jacob Wind's Vendors List for footraces and other events