The PEI Roadrunners Club is often approached about helping to organize a new run. The information provided below outlines the support that is provided by the Club, and lists some things that you should consider for a new run. The list is not exhaustive, but should help you get started.
Support from the Roadrunners Club:
The Roadrunners Club can help out by:
- Providing promotion for your run on our web site.
- Providing caution signs, water jugs, stop watch, race clock (if there are not conflicting races).
- Providing race bib numbers and safety pins.
- Providing Information & answering your questions – See our Race Directors Guide & Sanctioning Criteria for a Wealth of information
- More information and downloads on the Race Directors page.
Items For You to Consider:
The following items (in no particular order) are things you should consider:
- Finding someone willing to act as the race director (probably yourself)
- Select a distance(s) and course(s)
- Pick a date for the run
- Finding volunteers to help with traffic control on busy intersections (runner safety should be your #1 priority)
- Finding volunteers for the water stops
- Finding volunteers for the finish line (3 if possible – one to mark times, one to mark bib numbers and one to chase if several runners come in at once).
- Don’t rely too much on runners to volunteer – they will want to run instead
- Pick a charity for the proceeds of the run (optional)
- Set a price for the run
- Send details of the run to PEI Roadrunners Club Submit Your Event
- Find a sponsor (optional) to help cover the cost and allow more money to go to the charity
- Let the police know the details of your run once they are finalized.
- Water – at the start and finish, and at least one on the course (maybe one every 5K)
- Food – Bananas or oranges at the finish – the more food the more likely runners will return next year
- Draw prizes (optional) – arrange for a few draw prizes if possible – helps attract runners back the next year
***One of the best things to do before becoming a race director is to contact an existing race director and ask them if you can shadow them on their race day to see what they do***