I spent the weekend at the Rocky Mountain Region R.A.C.E Conference in Westminster. The conference had lectures and panels covering a wide variety of topics for Race Directors including Logistics, Social Media, Partnerships with Retail, Marketing to Women, Creative Sposorships. Panelists included many of Boulder’s experienced race directors (Bolder Boulder, Denver Marathon, Downtown Race Race Series), retail owners (Outdoor Divas, Runner’s Roost) and other industry leaders (MapMyRun.com, ArtisticHub, Cowbells.com).
The weekend culminated in the Racing with the Stars 5k. An original race idea which brought together Olympians and top elite athletes to pace runners to their goal time. The event was well organized, supported and there was plenty of swag for everyone who participated. Next year looks like it could shape up to be a formidable race.
A very special event indeed, as its not often you have that caliber of athletes all in one place and accessible with the average Joes. Names included: Alan Culpepper, Steve and Sarah Slattery, Mark Plaatjes, Lorraine Moller, Tera Moody, Pat and Amy Manson, Melody Fairchild, Nichole DeBoom, and Lisa Goldsmith.
Friday Scream Scram
Saturday Shake Rattle and Run
Sunday Racing with Stars 5k Results
Saturday, 10/31/2009 9:30 am
Eerie Erie 10K and 5K
Saturday, 10/31/200910:00 PM
Denver Gorilla Run
The Denver Gorilla Run is a charity fun run with a difference. Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla costume – from fluffy head to furry toe – and helps raise funds for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, the international charity working