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Road Race Management 


Race Directors' Meeting

November 8-10, 2018| Vinoy Renaissance  | St. Petersburg, FL

Meeting News

Nominations Now Open for the 2018 MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Lifetime Achievement Award - Make Your Nomination Now!

Nominations Now Open for the 2018 Road Race Management Race Director of the Year Award Presented by MYLAPS - Make Your Nomination Now!

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

About the Meeting

The 2018 Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting and Trade Exhibit will be held November 8-10 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. Click Here to view the 2018 Meeting Schedule.

Registration and Fees

Click Here to register and for more information.

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.

On-Site RRCA Race Director Certification

Since 2014, hundreds of race directors have completed the RRCA’s Online Race Director Certification Course, providing a valuable educational opportunity and enhancing the understanding of best practices and industry trends for staging events. In conjunction with the Road Race Management Meeting, the course will be offered in-person for the first time on Thursday, November 8 between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. A limited number of attendees will have the rare opportunity to have the online course richly supplemented by accomplished event directors from around the country speaking on the topics they helped develop for the course curriculum. Registration is limited. The cost is $260 in addition to the standard registration fee for the meeting and includes a copy of the textbook, the second edition of Organizing Running Events. The in-person course is only available to registered Road Race Management Meeting attendees.

RRCA Race Director’s Certification Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
Road Runner’s Club of America CEC’s can be earned at the Road Race Management Race Directors’ Meeting (16 CEC’s per year can be earned at our meeting). To maintain RRCA certification, race directors are required to achieve 20 hours of Continuing Educational Credits over a four-year period at the RRM meeting, RRCA meeting or other RRCA approved venues.

See the Sights
Think about spending an extra day to enjoy the pool, boating and fishing or nearby golf and beaches in this downtown waterfront setting. 

Give a Key Worker a Real Perk
Many race committees reward committee members with a trip to this meeting. It's a great way to give a volunteer a special treat while rejuvenating them for next year's race. Take advantage of our special five for four offer.

Special Five for Four Registration Offer Any race committee, club or company that registers five people by October 17th may register the fifth person free. Payment and all five registrations must be transmitted together by October 17th to qualify--all registrants must be members or staff of the sponsoring organization. 

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

To make reservations at the special rate of $209 per night, visit:

or call:
Reservations Toll Free: 1-888-789-3090
Reservations Toll Free: 1-888-303-4430
Reservations Local Phone: 727 894 1000  
(Mention Road Race Management Meeting)

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
Marathon Printing
National Event Services