December 16, 2020

Webinar series

These webinars have been specifically created for race directors, provided by the US Trail running Conference (USTRC) and are presented by Marathon Printing.

Our 2021 webinar series exceeded our expectations – we had an average of more than 100 participants for each session, with a 40% live attendance rate, and a 65% attendance when factoring in session recording views.  Average engagement time was 55 minutes, and 55% of participants said the webinars empowered changes to future race plans

 

About Marathon Printing – Marathon Printing is a family-owned company that specializes in producing custom printed items for endurance sports. Race bibs are their post popular item, either custom printed or stock bibs. They can also supply much needed accessories like pins, bags and pennant flags. They can also provide postcards, business cards, brochures, bumper stickers and labels too! They have been a loyal supporter of the US Trail Running Conference and are also an Event Standard Partner for ATRA. We are very grateful to Ryan Zirk and the team at Marathon Printing for their support of this webinar series. For more details or a quote, visit Marathon Printing or email sales@marathononline.com, or call 800-255-4120.

The series is 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 document after the webinar for Race Directors that includes key deliverables that can be implemented to effect positive outcomes.

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.

Here are the session details – note that session dates may be subject to change:

  • Session 1 – How to analyze and produce carbon neutral races – February 3, 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 pm MST
    • Claire Lafave – Manager, Client Strategy, Native, A Public Benefit Corporation & Certified B Corporation
    • Porter Bratten – Orca Running
    • Terry Chiplin – US Trail Running Conference
    • Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in joining the move to carbon neutral sport
    • Session sponsor Native, helping organizations and companies make their sustainability visions a reality.

  • Session 2Diversity & inclusion, focused on BIPOC  – February 24, 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 noon MST
    • Representatives from organizations and leaders that contribute to the dialogue on DEI
    • Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in achieving a more diverse runner audience for their races

  • Session 3 –  Empowering the Trail & Ultrarunning Communities to Combat Sexual Assault & Harassment – March 24, 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 pm MST
    • Jody Sanborn – Runners Equity Alliance & WCADVSA
    • Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in taking actions to make the sport a safer place for women

  • Session 4 – Producing Safer RacesApril 21, 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 pm MST
    • Representatives from organizations and leaders that contribute to the dialogue on race safety
    • 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 – Creating Inclusive Policies for Races – May 26, 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 pm MST
    • Representatives from organizations and leaders that contribute to the dialogue on race safety
    • Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in taking actions to make the sport more inclusive for under represented runner communities

  • Session 6 – Sustainability initiatives and best practices – June 30, 2022 11.00 am – 12.00 pm MST
    • Representatives from organizations and leaders that contribute to the dialogue on sustainable races
    • Who is this for? Race directors and event organizers who are interested in taking actions to make their races more sustainable and reduce waste and carbon emissions

  • Session 7 – TBA – July 21, 2022 11.00 am to 12.00 pm MST

Webinar Registration
Registration is free
for all race directors and event organizers. Thanks to the generosity of our presenting sponsor and individual session sponsors, these inspirational and empowering webinars are completely free to attend. To receive webinar registration details, you will need to register, either for individual sessions, or for the complete series. If you are unable to make the live session time, a recording will be available for all registrants within 24 hours.

Please contact Event Director, Terry Chiplin, at terry@ustrailrunningconference.com if you have any questions on our webinar series.