Athletics Canada's National
Race Director's Summit

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Date: October 5-7, 2016

Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites
345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8V 1W4

Schedule Information (tentative)

  • Wednesday Night
    • 6:00-9:00pm: Welcome Cocktail
    Thursday Morning
    • 7:00-8:30am: Breakfast
    • 8:30-9:30am: Introductions and keynote speaker Tracy Sundlun, Competitor Group
    • 9:30-10:15am: Session 1 Athletics Canada Update John Lofranco
    • 10:15-10:30am: Break
    • 10:30am-12:15pm : Session 2 Breakouts (2) 1h45 (2x45min with 15min change-over)

      Charity and fundraising
      Learn how to optimize your connection with charities to enhance your event.
      Mud, Obstacle and Colour (MOC) Runs
      Learn how to tap into some of the massive growth and hype of the MOC wave.
    • 12:15-1:15pm: Lunch
  • Thursday afternoon
    • 1:15-2:45pm: Table Top Emergency Exercise
      A hands-on activity that will put you in control of a major crisis event. A board-game for race directors!
      • Sheila Turris, UBC Mass Gathering Medical Interest Group
      • Adam Lund, UBC Mass Gathering Medical Interest Group
    • 2:45-3:00pm: Break


Until June 30th $275
July 1 to September 23 $300
September 24 to October 3 $350


Thursday afternoon (cont...)
  • 3:00-4:45pm: Session 5 Breakouts: 3x30min with 5min changeover

    Medical Risk+comms
    Learn about the risks runners are taking on by participating in your events. What is your liability? Results workshop
    Learn how to minimize errors, handle protests and other results questions. How to make your sponsors happy
    Victoria Marathon’s own sponsors speak to why they have chosen to partner with this event, and what a race should be looking to offer a sponsor to bring them on board.
    • Rob Reid, Victoria Marathon, Frontrunners
  • 4:45-5:00pm: Closing
  • 5:00-7:15pm: Victoria Marathon VIP cocktails
  • 8:00-10:00pm: Dinner at Canoe



  • Runner's Soul Race Association
  • MEC Victoria
  • Lions Gate Road Runners
  • Fédération québécoise d'athletisme
  • Pacific Road Runners - First Half Half Marathon
  • Ashworth Awards
  • EPIC Canadian - Run for Canada
  • Sole Sisters Womens Race
  • Calgary Marathon Society
  • Parkrun Canada
  • Ottawa Marathon
  • Canada Running Series