Virtual
January 15 - September 24, 2024

US Trail Running Masterclasses

All Sessions, Any 1 Session

Registration closes: Tue, Sep 24 @ 11:59PM CT



Overview - 2024 RD Masterclass Webinar Series is free to all Race Directors & Event Organizers


The US Trail Running Conference is excited to announce our fresh new look annual webinar series starting in February 2024.

Our 2024 RD Masterclass Webinar Series is Presented by Marathon Printing. These webinars have been specifically created for race directors, provided by the US Trail running Conference (USTRC) working in partnership with the American Trail Running Association (ATRA).

Each webinar covers a specific subject that our survey has revealed are critical to help Race Directors produce viable, successful, sustainable, trail races. Each webinar will provide a toolkit for Race Directors with key deliverables that can be implemented to effect positive outcomes.

Note that each of the webinar series will be available as a recording after the live session – each registrant will receive a link for the recording for each of the webinars that they have registered for. Note all sessions are free, please register to receive details for each webinar.

Marathon Printing is a family-owned company that specializes in producing custom printed items for endurance sports. Race bibs are their most popular item, either custom printed or stock bibs. Marathon Printing also supplies vital accessories for race directors like pins, bags and pennant flags, as well as postcards, business cards, brochures, bumper stickers and labels.

Session 1 - Mastering Social Media Workshop – Feb 8, 2024 10.00am – 11.00 MST


o Alex Ross, Panelist – Colfax Marathon, Director – Digital Marketing
o Terry Chiplin – US Trail Running Conference
o Who is this for? Undoing the mystery surrounding social media marketing for your race. Race directors and event organizers who are interested in learning a step by step guide on how to use Facebook advertising and Instagram stories to successfully promote and market your race or races.

Session 2 – Mastering Volunteer Recruitment & Management – February 29, 2024 10.00am – 11.00MT


o Michele Hartwig – Ornery Mule Racing, Dirt Trail Running Podcast
o Ginny Kelly - Bad Beard Events
o Kimberly Aubuchon - Prickly Pear 50k
o Terry Chiplin - US Trail Running Conference
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who would like to increase and retain the number of volunteers available to them - volunteers are the life blood of your races!

Session 3 - Mastering LM Relationships & Permits – March 26, 2024 10.00 am – 11.00 am MT


o Kathleen Baker - Runners for Public Lands
o Ian Torrence - Stagecoach Line 100 mile Ultra & Relay
o Amy Rusiecki – Vermont 100
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in gaining mastery with land management relationships and those all important organizations that issue the permits for races

Session 4 - Mastering Alternatives to Race Guides for Runners – April 23, 2024 10.00 am – 11.00 am MT


o Shalini Bhajja - Babler Bongo 15k Trail Race
o Ben Mazur – Eastern States 100, Ironstone 100k
o Colleen Rue – Voice over, emcee & event announcing
o Terry Chiplin - US Trail Running Conference
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in mastering alternative ideas to share critical race information with race participants

Session 5 – Mastering Live Streaming for Your Event – May 28, 2024 10.00 am – 11.00 am MT


o Tom Hooper – Sunapee Scramble
o Corrine Malcolm – Freetrail
o Jeremy Long – Daybreak Racing
o Terry Chiplin - US Trail Running Conference
o Who is this for? Race Directors and event organizers who would like to master how they can successfully include affordable live streaming for their event 

Session 6 – Mastering Course Marking for Your Race – June 25, 2024 10.00 am – 11.00 am MST


o Kim Levinsky - Sassquad Trail Running
o Noah Bloom – RunGo
o Markus Kemetter - Suunto
o Terry Chiplin – US Trail Running Conference
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in how to master course marking using the latest concepts for your race and races

Session 7 – Why you should register for this year's Conference – July 23, 2024 10.00 am to 11.00 am MT


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Terry Chiplin - US Traail Running Conference
o Who is this for? Exciting news and characters from the 2024 US Trail Running Conference

Session 8 – Mastering Sustainability from Brands – August 27, 2024 10.00 am to 11.00 am MT


o Kim Ashworth – Ashworth Awards
o TBA –
o Terry Chiplin - US Trail Running Conference
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in discovering the latest in innovation and inspiration from brand partners in the sport

Session 9 - Mastering Using Photography – September 17, 2024 10.00 am to 11.00 am MT


o Kevin Youngblood – KEVLV Photography
o TBA –
o Terry Chiplin - US Trail Running Conference
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in using the creative power of photography to respectfully grow and promote their race or races

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