Race Directors

-2014 Race Bid Call-out

-2014 Race Director Symposium

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



2014 RACE BIDS: The USA Triathlon Mideast Council is seeking hosts for:

-2015-2016 USAT Mideast Regional Championships
-2015 USAT Mideast Regional Duathlon (Sprint and/or Olympic) Championships
-2015 USAT Regional Paratriathlon Championship

Race Bids may be completed ONLINE or via hard copy.


If submitting for the Paratriathlon Championship, please use the paratriathlon-friendly designation application only.  If you have received a USAT parafriendly designation in the past, please submit the Reapplication form only.


Please note the Requirements and Selection Criteria outlined in our application. Race Bids are due by Friday, September 5th.

If you have any questions, please let us know at usatmideast@gmail.com .

2014 Race Director Symposium

The 4th Annual Race Director Symposium is scheduled for December 6th at the Four Points by Sheraton in Downtown Chicago and will include key note presentations from Karen Smyers – USAT Hall of Famer, Multiple World Champion and Bill Burnett – Streamline Events, Race Director. The symposium is a great opportunity for race directors to meet and network with peers across the Mideast and Midwest 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. There will be some nice prize giveaways in the spirit of the Holiday season. There will also be a fun run option lead by Karen Smyers on Sunday morning for those that are interested.

REGISTRATION DETAILS are coming! Check back soon.



-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


The 2013 USAT Mideast/Midwest Race Director Symposium was a tremendous SUCCESS! Thank you to all the Race Directors, vendors, and USAT representatives for helping us deliver a great Event! Kudos to our Mideast Race Director Liaison, Mike Groaning, for coordinating!

2013 Symposium Summary