How to Organize an Event
Well, so you’re a great runner and want to organize your own event. A well planned event will raise public awareness and meets the purpose. There are a hundred things a race organizer must keep in mind when planning and executing a race. But following three rules stick out above the rest.
Rule No. 1: Safety First
Rule No. 2: Don’t Lose Money
Rule No. 3: Have Fun
With that said, let this be your step-by-step guide to calling yourself a race Organizer. We’ll go through the details on how to follow the three golden rules above, as well as discuss the process from inception to finish line…and beyond.
Decide purpose & objective: Before you start planning your event, you need to decide on purpose and objective. One you identify the cause to support and charity those a name for your event.
Choose Your Event, Location and Date: Before you start planning your event, you need to decide what type of event you can manage, where, and when it should take place. Follow these tips to make sure you've taken all measures into consideration.
Set Goals, Get Permission, Plan the Logistics: The most important things to think about when organizing an event is setting realistic goals, putting safety first, and getting permission to host your event.
Build a Budget, Find Sponsors, Promote Your Race: Rule No. 2: Don't lose money at your event. Make sure your budget is in place and you know how to get sponsors and participants with this guide to race budgeting, sponsorship and promotions.
Day of Your Race: It’s the big day. You’re the event Organizer, and you’re nervous. How can you make sure the day goes smoothly?
After the Event To-Do List: The race might be over for the participants, but you still have some work cut out for you. Follow this advice to make sure you have everything covered once the athletes have gone home.
Race Directors: Your Race-Day Checklist: Make sure you're organized at your event with this event-day checklist for first-time event organizers.
Smooth Registration Equals Good Results: Follow these few simple suggestions to run an organized registration and avoid the pitfalls of inaccurate results.