Race Directors

2017 Mideast/Midwest Race Director and Coaches Symposium, Saturday, December 2nd, Chicago – REGISTER NOW

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The 7th Annual USA Triathlon Mideast/Midwest Race Director and Coaches Symposium will be in downtown Chicago just steps away from the Magnificent Mile at the Courtyard Chicago Downtown, December 2nd. The Symposium is a great opportunity for race directors and coaches to meet and network with peers across the Regions, engage with USA Triathlon personnel, speak one-on-one with various multisport vendors, and become informed on various issues and trends facing the multisport industry.

The 2017 Symposium will include break-out sessions tailored to race directors and coaches specifically. The agenda will include multisport experts and leaders presenting various topics. Our Keynote speaker will be Susan Williams, 2004 Olympic Bronze medalist.  Susan was the first U.S. triathlete to win an Olympic medal, and we are excited to have her join us this year.

Breakfast and lunch are included along with continuous snack and beverage breaks throughout the day.  

CEU’s: 4 CEU’s will be awarded for all USAT-certified Race Directors and Coaches participating in this Symposium.

Registration: $50 by November 1st! Meeting space is limited! REGISTER NOW to pay by credit card.

To pay by check, download our 2017 Flyer and mail in your registration.

Hotel group rate: $149/night. Reserve before November 1st to secure hotel reservations at our special group rate for Friday, Dec 1st and/or Saturday, Dec 2nd. Room availability is limited. BOOK HOTEL ROOMS NOW

Parking: Self-park $52/day

Agenda – subject to change

7:00 AM FUN RUN – Meet in the Hotel Lobby  
8:30 AM Meet and Greet: Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Introductions and Overview – Mike Groaning  

Race Directors


9:15 AM Steve Tomboni – Regional Co-Op Opportunities Justin Trolle – Diagnostic Coaching
10:15 AM Doug Robinson – Youth Triathlon Jon Metz – NCAA Coaching Women
11:15 AM Chris Navin – USATri60 Chris Palmquist – Youth Coaching
12:15 PM LUNCH  

Race Directors


1:30 PM Pierce Pape – Race Innovation, USAT Case Study Mary Tobiason – The Lab USA
2:30 PM Keri Serota – Paranational Championship Kris Swarthout – Video Analysis
3:30 PM BREAK  
3:45 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Susan Williams, 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist
5:00 PM Wrap-Up  
5:30 PM Reception/Networking