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Race Directors' Meeting

November 7-9, 2019| Vinoy Renaissance  | St. Petersburg, FL

Meeting News

MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Jacqueline Hansen

Gary Allen Has Been Named the 2018 Road Race Management Race Director of the Year Award Presented by MYLAPS

Greg Via, Gillette Global Director of Sports Marketing, To Be Keynote Speaker at Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting

About the Meeting

The 2019 Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting and Trade Exhibit will be held November 7-9 at The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club. The Renaissance is right on the downtown waterfront and is home to five celebrated restaurants, a full-service spa, beautiful 18-hole golf course, ultramodern fitness center, shimmering outdoor pool, and near many local sights and beaches.

Join us at the world’s foremost, oldest, and most prestigious race directors’ meeting and trade exhibit. Network with many of the sport’s prominent and best-known event directors, sponsors, national running media, sports organizations, and your fellow race directors.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to upgrade and improve your event. Learn, talk, socialize, debate and exchange ideas with race officials just like yourself. Immerse yourself in innovative marketing ideas that can help you recruit new and retain existing sponsors. Network with event directors, sponsors, national running media, sports organizations, officials and vendors.

Improve your skills, or run the risk of having your event left behind. Each year Road Race Management recruits many of the sport’s most experienced and articulate leaders who will share their secrets of success with you. Learn how they cope with new challenges and improve their events year after year.

Please join us in St. Petersburg. Think about spending an extra day to enjoy the pool, tennis courts, nearby pristine beaches, and some of the area's most popular attractions, including the Salvador Dalí Museum and the Morean Arts Center. 

Questions? Contact Jeff Darman at, (610-925-1976).

Who Should Attend?
Race directors, officials of races of all sizes, sponsors, agents, public relations and event marketing professionals, media, and exhibitors with an interest in the road running marketplace.

The Program
The entire faculty prepares fully in advance, often surveying races around the country to bring you topical, in-depth information in all our seminars. The 2019 Meeting Schedule has not yet been set. To get an idea of the types of sessions we have offered in the past, Click Here to view the 2018 Meeting Schedule.

Registration and Fees

Registration information will be posted here when it becomes available.

The Trade Show
Race officials have a chance to "shop" for all their needs at the two-day Race Directors' Trade Exhibit. The show provides a very efficient way to see what's new for race directors and running clubs, and to meet people you may have been talking to on the phone for years. 

The weekend offers numerous informal gatherings--including the Heatsheets by AFM, Inc. Breakfast; Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Coffee Breaks; Gatorade Breaks; Keynote Luncheon; and's Best 10K and Ashworth Awards evening receptions--to renew acquaintances, make new friends and learn from your colleagues in a relaxed resort atmosphere.

Hotel Reservations
The host hotel is The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club.

Reservations at this fabulous resort will be available at a special rate for Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting attendees. Details will be posted here when they become available.

Ground Transportation from Tampa Airport:


Supported in Part By  

Presenting Sponsors
 Ashworth Awards
 Hightech Signs
 Leslie Jordan
 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic

Supporting Sponsors
Gatorade Endurance

Contributing Sponsors
Active Network
Marathon Printing
National Event Services