MY BEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IS MY NEXT ONE

MY BEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IS MY NEXT ONE

I’ve always felt the genius is seeing it in the seed, that is, being able to visualize something before it even ever happens. Many times we even visualize ourselves succeeding at our goal and that usually motivates us even more to drive on and believe we can accomplish anything we set our minds to.  

RACE DIRECTOR TIP: UNIFORM OF THE DAY

RACE DIRECTOR TIP: UNIFORM OF THE DAY

Race directors can be very particular about “the look” of their race. A lot of money and resources can be allocated to ensuring a professional presentation of the event. Signage, banners, and balloons all are designed and placed with extreme care. This is no more evident than at many of the iconic races throughout the country as they have the budget and time to spend on this important aspect of the event whereas other races aren’t as fortunate and most simply focus on “the basics” and just get the basic job done.

BOSTON'S RUN TO REMEMBER 2017

BOSTON'S RUN TO REMEMBER 2017

It was cool before the start of the 13th running of Boston’s Run to Remember—mid-50s and mostly cloudy. In the shade, a light breeze was enough to goosebump naked arms and cause the lightly dressed runner to shiver. A half hour out from the start, the corrals were filling slowly, with most runners opting for the sun-bathed back of the pack, or the comfort of inside the Seaport World Trade Center.

ROAD RACE FORMULAS - PART II

ROAD RACE FORMULAS - PART II

In March, I provided a number of Road Race Formulas. I’ve decided to add a few more here. As stated the last Road Race Formulas post, I receive a lot of emails from event directors asking me if I have any “magic formulas” when calculating “how much” of a particular product is needed or equipment or having to do with the race budget or administration of the race. I always respond by giving a strong disclaimer that whereas I am happy to offer some advice in this regard, what I am suggesting is not necessarily an industry standard but is just “Dave’s Formula” based on my own personal view of things and my experiences during the past 35 years in the business. In many cases, there is no right or wrong, just personal preferences.

SPEECH TO THE ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA

SPEECH TO THE ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA

As such, I’m not really sure that I belong with this illustrious group but I suppose it gives everyone else on the planet a lot of hope!  I really don’t consider myself anyone special.  I haven’t thrown any touchdown passes in Gillette Stadium nor have I hit any baseballs over the Green Monster.  And, I never even once won the Boston Marathon…in fact, I finish last every year. I’m just, Dave.

Road Race Formulas - Part I

Road Race Formulas - Part I

I receive a lot of emails from event directors asking me if I have any “magic formulas” when calculating “how much” of a particular product is needed or equipment or having to do with the race budget or administration of the race. I always respond by giving a strong disclaimer that whereas I am happy to offer some advice in this regard, what I am suggesting is not necessarily an industry standard but is just “Dave’s Formula” best on my own personal view of things and experience during the past 35 years in the business.  In many cases, there is no right or wrong, just personal preferences.