Race Directors




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. See the Agenda below for the various topics to be covered. 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 led by Karen Smyers on Saturday morning for those that are interested.

Registration: $50/participant.  Register ONLINE to pay by Credit Card.  Download and complete Flyer below if paying by CHECK. Meeting space is limited!

CEU’s: 4 CEU’s for USAT Certified Race Directors, 3 CEU’s for USAT Certified Coaches

Lodging: Call 312 981 6617, Holly Galewski, to secure hotel reservations, Four Points by Sheraton, at our special group rate $109/night King for Friday, Dec 5th, and/or Saturday, Dec 6th.  Reservations are due before NOVEMBER 3rd to guarantee our group rate.  When you call, mention you are with the USA Triathlon meeting. Room availability is limited.

2014 Symposium Flyer
Waiver - If participating in the 5k Fun Run with Karen Smyers(6:45 a.m., Saturday, meet in hotel lobby) , please complete a Waiver and email to usatmideast@gmail.com or bring with you.

View last year’s Symposium- 2013 Symposium Summary


-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