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

      10:30-11:15am: Charity and fundraising
      Learn how to optimize your connection with charities to enhance your event.
      11:30-12:15pm: 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...)

  • 3:00-3:30pm: Medical Risk+comms
    Learn about the risks runners are taking on by participating in your events. What is your liability? 3:35-4:05pm: Results workshop
    Learn how to minimize errors, handle protests and other results questions. 4:10-4:40pm: 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