Dialing it all in

This week in the Ironman 70.3 Traverse City planning process we’re holding our final pre-race agency meeting to make sure all of our pans are ready to go. We’re also dialing in exactly where aid station locations will be, down to the location of each of the tables. Detail is king.

Google Earth Pro

If you’re a race director and don’t already use Google Earth Pro to map out your courses and venues, you should. Google Earth Pro is an amazingly powerful, free piece of software from Google. It’s essentially an über souped up version of Google Maps, but that’s not even a fair description. In Google Earth Pro you can view all satellite …

Family First

I’ve always been a head-down-get-the-shit-done kind of guy when work needs to happen. When deadlines loom, I’ll pull an all day or all night, or all day and night marathon to make sure everything is done on deadline. Working these intense sessions usually meant paying less attention to everything else in my life. That’s a lot harder to do when …

This Half Is So Easy

Here’s to hoping that race directing an Ironman 70.3 event is as “easy” as competing in a an Ironman 70.3 event. Photo credit: Dan Gross, IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur D’Alene.

Ironman Coeur d’Alene: Race Day

Call time for our staff on race day on Sunday was 4:00 am for a 6:00am race start. The entire crew worked their butts off straight until after 8:00 pm, and we had a great event. I walked over 31,000 steps (nearly 13 miles), loaded and unloaded trash from a 24′ box truck, pulled course signs, and so much more …

Ironman Coeur d’Alene day 3

Today at Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene was the day for final built-outs of the venue, finish line set up, swim course buoy placement, and one final staff meeting pre-race. The Ironkids Run also happened this morning. Tomorrow morning all staff will arrive on site no later than 4:00 am, with the race starting at 6:00 am.