Virtual
February 3 - September 23, 2022
Registration closes: Thu, Jul 21 @ 12:00AM

Overview - 2022 Webinar Series is free to all registrants

The US Trail Running Conference is excited to announce our second annual webinar series starting in February 2022.

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.

Our 2022 Webinar Series is Presented by Marathon Printing - 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 – How to analyze & produce carbon neutral races – Feb 3, 2022 11.00am – 12.00 MST

o Claire Lafave – Manager, Client Strategy, Native, A Public Benefit Corporation & Certified B Corporation
o Shelley Villalobos – Council for Responsible Sport
o Porter Bratten – Orca Running
o Ben Rist – Orca Running
o Terry Chiplin – US Trail Running Conference
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in joining the move to carbon neutral sport
o Session sponsor Native, helping organizations and companies make their sustainability visions a reality.

Session 2 – Diversity & inclusion, BIPOC – Feb 24, 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 MST

o Verna Volker - Native Women Running
o Maria Solis - Latinos & Latinas Run
o Wil White - Black Men Run
o Rob Palmore - Black Men Run
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in achieving a more diverse runner audience for their races
o Session sponsor Salomon Running, footwear, clothing, and gear that supports, inspires, and protects

Session 3 – Ending Sexual Harassment & Assault - March 29, 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 pm MST

o Jody Sanborn – Runners Equity Alliance & WCADVSA
o Crista Tappan – Runners Equity Alliance & Dirtbag Runners
o Dr. Christy Teranishi Martinez – Runners Equity Alliance
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in taking actions to make the sport a safer place for women
o Session sponsor Salomon Running, footwear, clothing, and gear that supports, inspires, and protects

Session 4 – Sustainability – Latest Innovations – April 21, 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 pm MST

o Bruce Rayner – Athletes for a Fit Planet
o Celia Santi – GU Energy
o Chris Zair – Trees not Tees
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in taking actions to make the sport safer for all participants

Session 5 – Producing Safer Races – May 26, 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 pm MST

o John Anderson – Medical Director, Broken Arrow Skyrace
o Chris Randle – CEO, Blerter
o Andy Pasternak – Medical Director, WSER 100
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in taking actions to make the sport safer for all participants
o Session sponsor Darn Tough Vermont - an American manufacturer of premium, all-weather outdoor and lifestyle socks backed up by the industry’s original unconditional guarantee for life.

Session 6 – Marketing & Communication – Livestream Opps – June 30, 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 pm MST

o Representatives from organizations and leaders that contribute to the dialogue on innovative marketing & communication options
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in taking actions to make their events unique utilizing innovative marketing & communication options

Session 7 – Starting out, for new race directors – July 21, 2022 11.00 am to 12.00 pm MST

o Representatives from experienced race directors that are open to sharing experiences developing a race or races
o Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in starting out a new race or races for the first time

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