Race Directors

2016 Mideast/Midwest Race Director and Coaches Symposium

2015 RD Symposium group frontSpend a weekend in Chicago, Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, with your multisport business peers.  Join us for our 6th Annual Symposium at the Hilton Garden Inn – Magnificent Mile with a new session format that will cater to both Race Directors and Coaches seeking new ideas, networking, and knowledge pertinent to the multisport industry.  Participants will have the option to choose breakout presentations focused specifically on the race directing or coaching business. The Key Note speaker is Jamie Turner, coach of the Olympic Champion Gwen Jorgensen. Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s) will be offered. Details and registration available HERE.

Registration: $50  REGISTER ONLINE or pay by check using the Registration Flyer.

Hotel Parking: $46/day self park, $64/day valet

Hotel Room Block: $159/night.  Limited availability and offered until November 2nd.  BOOK HOTEL ROOM

USAT CEU’s: Race Directors (3 CEU’s), Coaches (4 CEU’s)

Agenda – Subject to Change

7:00 AM FUN RUN – Meet in the Hotel Lobby
8:30 AM Check-in, Coffee, and Continental Breakfast, Meet and Greet
8:45 AM Introductions and Overview – Mike Groaning

  Race Director Track Coaches Track
9:00 AM Steve Tomboni – Race Week Leadership Christine Palmquist – youth coaching
10:00 AM Ann Vidro – Customer Service Justin Trolle – TP performance mgmt
11:00 AM Mike Groaning – The Business of Triathlon Carrie Tysdahl – coaching women
12:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM Active.com presentation Kris Swarthout – video analysis


2:00 PM RD Group Work/Breakout
3:00 PM


3:30 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Jamie Turner
4:30 PM Wrap up and final words




-Find Volunteers: Are you interested in passionate triathletes and community oriented volunteers at your races and expos?  Team Red, White & Blue is eager to connect with you and your race, as their local Chapters & Communities develop Triathlon specific programming and increased volunteer opportunities for their Veterans and Community Members.

CONTACT: Zack Armstrong, Team Red, White & Blue, Midwest Regional Director, Zack.Armstrong@teamrwb.org

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Check out these videos describing what Team RWB is all about and the impact of this organization.

Real Stories: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w0vg0Yd5mY

Team RWB: Our Impact http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUIEk_6-lU0


Viewpoint – Article by Council member, Maggi Wettstein, discussing the challenges of race directing