January 11, 2016

Conference schedule

Day / TimeDescriptionSpeakers / PanelistsWho is this for?
Wednesday October 11, 2017
1.00 pmWelcome - introductions - format of ConferenceTerry Chiplin / Nancy HobbsAll Trail Race Directors
1.30 - 2.45 pmWhat's in a Race? Course design, markings, time limits, entry fees, and more! (includes starting a new race)Craig Thornley, Aaron Saft, Paul Gigliotti, Pete StevensonAll Trail Race Directors
2.45 - 3.00 pmBreak
3.00 - 3.30 pm Event cancellation insurancePresentation - Nathan Nicholas, Nicholas Hill Group All Trail Race Directors
3.30 - 4.45 Building your event personality - how to differentiate your race or series in a busy marketplaceSam Pruitt, Rob Tranter, Dale Garland, Mike Hogan, Megan FinnessyAll Trail Race Directors
4.45 - 5.15 pmBreak
5.30 pm >Networking evening - drinks & appetizersAll Trail Race Directors
Thursday October 12, 2017
7.00 am Fun run at Black Canyon trail head All comers
7.30 am Expo set upAll vendors
8.30 am Doors openAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
9.00 am Introductions - format for the day - prize giveawaysAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
9.30 - 10.35 am Race organization & logistics - how to make sure your race / races operate smoothly and efficiently Dale Garland, Megan Finnessy, Jim Harman, Paul Gigliotti All Trail Race Directors & Vendors
10.35 - 10.55 amBreak
10.55 - 11.40 amCouncil for Responsible Sport presentationKeith Peters - Council for Responsible SportAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
11.40 - 12.00 pm Presentations by vendors - 1All Trail Race Directors & Vendors
12.00 - 12.20 pmBreak
12.20 - 1.30 pmAdvertising and Communications - Helpful tips and techniquesSam Pruitt, Craig Thornley, Kristin Andersen Garwood, Rob TranterAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
1.30 - 2.30 pmLunch
2.30 - 2.50 pmPresentations by vendors - 2All Trail Race Directors & Vendors
2.50 - 3.55 pmEnhancing your social media by target marketing Presentation - Kevin GoldbergAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
3.55 - 4.15 pm Break
4.15 - 5.30 pmSponsor and brand partnerships - creating synergies between race directors and sponsorsRace director - Mike Hogan, Ragnar
Sponsor - Josh Sprague, Orange Mud
All Trail Race Directors & Vendors
5.30 - 5.55 pmPresentation by Presenting Sponsor, Race Roster Presentation - Rob TranterAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
5.55 - 6.30 pm Break
6.30 pm > Networking evening - drinks & appetizersAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
Friday October 13, 2017
7.00 am Fun run at Black Canyon trail head All comers
8.30 am Doors openAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
9.30 10.30 am Results & awards - how to make sure runners want to run your event / eventsAaron Saft, Paul Gigliotti, Jim Harman, Craig Thornley All Trail Race Directors & Vendors
10.40 - 11.00 amBreak
11.00 - 11.50 amMaking your race more sustainable - including what to provide and how to staff aid stationsSalem Stanley, Keith Peters, Mike HoganAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
11.50 - 12.10 pmBreak
12.10 - 1.10 pm Budget breakdown: Expenses and Revenues - how to create a financially viable event Aaron Saft, Sam Pruitt, Megan FinnessyAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
1.10 - 2.10 pm Lunch
2.10 - 2.40 pm Aid station standards - initial presentation and discussion on what races should cover at aid stations...Presentation - Dr.F. Dumont
2.45 - 4.10 pm Trail running communities & giving back - kids, millennials, women, baby boomers, clean sportReid Delman, Kevin Burnette, Pete StevensonAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
4.10 - 4.30 pm Break
4.30 - 5.00 pmLearn about ATRA - programs, surveys, and what's ahead for 2018Nancy Hobbs & Richard BoltAll Trail Race Directors & Vendors
5.00 - 5.30 pm Expo All Trail Race Directors & Vendors
5.30 pm Expo break downAll vendors
6.45 pm Trail Running Film Festival - Reel Mountain TheaterAll trail runners
7.00 pm Movie starts All trail runners
9.00 pm Trail Running Film Festival closes
Saturday October 14, 2017
7.00 am Fun run at Black Canyon trail head All comers
7.30 am Expo setup All vendors
8.30 am Doors open - expoAll trail runners & vendors
9.00 - 9.20 am Introduction & ATRA presentationTerry Chiplin, Nancy Hobbs, Richard Bolt All trail runners & vendors
9.20 - 9.35 am Technology trends in trail running - A presentation created by Scott Dunlap about activity trackers, GPS watches, mobile apps, drones, action cameras, live video, Google street view for trails and more.Richard Bolt on behalf of Scott DunlapAll trail runners & vendors
9.35 - 9.50 am ATRA's Google Trekker Projects - Two projects led by ATRA in cooperation with Google Maps to record panoramic street view imagery of the 100 Mile Western States Trail and Pikes Peak Ascent CourseRichard Bolt & Nancy Hobbs All trail runners & vendors
9.50 - 10.30 amTrail shoe developments & importance of fit for runners - from manufacturer, specialty running store, and runner perspectivesAaron Saft, Peter Maksimow, Golden Harper, Evan Wert All trail runners & vendors
10.30 - 10.45 am Expo break All trail runners & vendors
10.45 - 11.00 amTrail running outside the United States - A presentation from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). Founded in 2013, ITRA organizes the annual Trail World Championships, evaluates races for degree of difficulty, ranks elite athletes and administers an athlete Health Check program for elite athletes.Richard BoltAll trail runners & vendors
11.00 - 11.10 amEndure movie trailer - Endure chronicles the remarkable lengths one man was willing to go to help children with cancer while confronting his own demons. 33-time Emmy award-winning television reporter Jay Korff stepped behind the lens to shoot and direct an evocative filmJay KorffAll trail runners & vendors
11.10 - 11.55 amHealthy nutrition & hydration for trail runners - tips on how to fuel and hydrate in ways that are healthy for your body and systemsSage Canaday, Jenny Vierling, Dina Griffin, Cerasport, Dr. F. Dumont All trail runners
11.55 - 12.10 pmExpo breakAll trail runners
12.10 - 12.45 pmRunning form workshop presented by Altra - running form tips and drillsGolden Harper & Jason Schlarb All trail runners
12.45 - 1.15 pm Expo break All trail runners & vendors
1.15 - 2.15 pmLunchPresented by Altra
2.15 - 2.30 Planking session with master planker, Peter MaksimowPeter MaksimowAll trail runners
2.30 - 3.00 pm Innovations in wellness - how trail running benefits the health of the nation Dr. F. DumontAll trail runners
2.15 - 3.00 pmMindful running workshop - how to create a sustainable running practice that fits into your busy life, supports your health and nurtures your overall well-beingElinor FishAll trail runners
3.00 - 3.15 pm Expo breakAll trail runners & vendors
3.15 - 4.00 pmGrowing trail running and developing a community - with a focus on public land access and advocacyEllen Miller, Reid Delman, Danny Basch, Nancy HobbsAll trail runners
4.00 - 4.15 pmExpo breakAll trail runners & vendors
4.15 - 5.00 pmHow to train and avoid injuries - training that keeps you healthy and on the trails throughout your lifeVerne Carlson, Addie Bracy, Scott JonesAll trail runners & vendors
4.15 - 5.00 pm Women's panel - issues facing women in trail running - safety, health, prize money and race distance equality, and more...Elinor Fish, Eve Mills, Lauren Jones, Susan Farago All trail runners & vendors
5.00 - 5.15 pm AppreciationsTerry ChiplinAll trail runners & vendors
5.15 - 5.30 pm Expo break
5.30 pm Close
Sunday October 15, 2017 Estes Trail Ascent - Trail Race - Ravencrest Chalet, Pole Hill, Estes ParkEstes Park Running ClubAll trail runners
Packet pick up 9.00 am
Race starts 10.00 am
Please note that schedule & speakers may be subject to change without notice.

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