3rd Annual Race Director’s Summit

Athletics Ontario’s 3rd Annual Race Director Summit took place this past Saturday, January 18th, at the Delta Toronto East. Our huge snowstorm did not stop the majority of this profound, and knowledgeable group from attending the yearly gathering.

Topics covered at the summit included safety, emergency preparedness, course management logistics, race management, marketing, branding, sponsorship, volunteer recruitment and retention, insurance and sanctioning.  Making and fostering industry connections is a large component of the Athletics Ontario Summit being such a large province, home to a large variety of running races with such promise and potential for continued growth.

We would like to place a sincere thank you to all the sponsors: Race Roster, Mylaps sports timing, Scimitar Sports, Sportstats, Henley Financial & Wealth Management, Chip Time Results and ON Swiss performance footwear.  The day could also not happen without our speakers and discussion facilitators; thank you again to Charlotte Brookes and Erin Roza of Canada Running Series, Lennie Kwan of Race Roster, Chris Uszynksi of Running Flat, John Halvorsen, Albert Ngai of Cours Dynamics and Richard Kuchinksy of The Directive Collective, our very own Paul Osland and Sheryl Preston of Athletics Ontario. We additionally always value our Emcee, who was back for his 3rd year in a row, Steve Fleck.

Athletics Ontario is honored to host this event and is looking to continue to build on it again for next year. If you have a specific interest or particular knowledge in anything to do with organizing a race, and are interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring next year’s event please contact Sheryl at sherylpreston@athleticsontario.ca.

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