HOW DO RACE DIRECTORS PLAN FOR FIRST AID?

HOW DO RACE DIRECTORS PLAN FOR FIRST AID?

I was hoping you could advise me on the best plan for first aid. We are hosting a 5K run/walk on May 21 in Floral Park, New York. This race has grown over the years, and if registration continues at this pace, we are projected to hit 2,000 runners.

WHY CAN'T I SEND SOMEONE TO PICK UP MY PACKET?

WHY CAN'T I SEND SOMEONE TO PICK UP MY PACKET?

There's a marathon/half-marathon that I've been participating in for the last five years. Organizers used to allow a family member or friend to pick up a runner’s packet as long as they had a copy of the runner’s driver's license and a signed note from the runner. Since then, they have only allowed runners to pick up their own packets.

THE CALL OF NATURE

THE CALL OF NATURE

I've heard stories of the "call of nature" coming at the worst time, far from any convenient or appropriate location, and runners relieving themselves in a relatively public manner. What's a race director's policy toward this and how do races plan and handle the problem?

VIDEO: ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT THE 2011 USA TRIATHLON HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

VIDEO: ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT THE 2011 USA TRIATHLON HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Dave McGillivray has run 140,000 miles in his lifetime, race directed hundreds of events including the Boston Marathon and now is a proud member of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame as a race director. Take a look at his inspirational, funny and heartfelt speech as accepts the honor and he joins the other two inductees at the 2011 USA Triathlon Hall of Fame at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.