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

Agenda – Subject to Change

Saturday December 3, 2016 NOTES
7:00 AM Fun Run Mike Leads
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Check-in
8:45 AM Introductions
9:00 AM Coaches RD
Move to respective area/room Move to respective area/room
9:15 – 10:00 Christine Palmquist – youth coaching Steve Tomboni – operations/planning Breakout Rooms
10:15 – 11:00 Justin Trolle – TP performance mgmt Ann Vidro – customer service Breakout Rooms
11:15 – 12:00 Carrie Tysdahl – coaching women Brett Stewart – what’s new Breakout Rooms
12:00 – 1:45 Lunch/networking Common Room
2:00 – 3:00 Kris Swarthout – Video Analysis RD Group work/breakout – part 1 Breakout Rooms
3:00 – 4:00 RD Group work/breakout – part 2 Breakout Rooms
4:00 – 5:00 Time to network more, refreshments, time to decompress before final push
5:00 – 6:00 KEY NOTE SPEAKER – Jamie Turner, Coach of Olympic Champion Gwen Jorgensen Common Room
7:00 – ??? Dinner (paying dutch)





-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