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ClubOfficers: RacePromotion

Race Promotion

Putting on a race is simultaneously one of the most challenging and most rewarding activities in the Eastern Conference. It takes an intense amount of personal effort, teamwork, patience, and luck, but having the entire conference come race on your home ground in an event you created is an incomparable feeling.

Adrian Gerrits (UPenn), co-promoter, sweeps the inaugural Philly Phlyer with Men's A circuit race, TTT, and crit wins; 2006.
Adrian Gerrits (UPenn), co-promoter, sweeps the inaugural Philly Phlyer with Men's A circuit race, TTT, and crit wins; 2006. (:by Cambridge College:)

Requirements

Hosting an ECCC race is serious, hard business. Hundreds of people are counting on you to do a good job, and failure is not an option. It is not something just any person or team should attempt. That said, neither is it an impossible task, and many teams and club officers could successfully put on a race. These are some of the basic requirements.

Fortunately, there are also many things you do not need to have or do in order to put on a race:

Chris Ritacco (Yale, WPI)---lifelong Men's C racer, master race promoter.
Chris Ritacco (Yale/WPI)---lifelong Men's C racer, master race promoter. (:by Chatura Atapattu:)

In sum, hosting an ECCC race is an enormous challenge not to be underestimated, but it is also one that almost every team can meet given care and effort. If you are interested in putting on a race but unsure of what's required and your ability to meet it, you should read through the resources linked below and talk with the Season Coordinator and Conference Director as early as possible.

Timeline

The following are very rough outlines of major promotion deadlines. Many more details are in the resources linked below.

Road

Mountain

Northeastern builds one of their trademark slalom courses at Sunday River, 2008.
Northeastern builds one of their trademark slalom courses at Sunday River, 2008. (:by Northeastern:)

Resources

Hopeful race promoters should read through these two guides carefully. They are admittedly long, but if you can't take them seriously then you are not ready to host an ECCC race.

In addition, the following may be of use in planning your event:

Race promotion is a complex and serious effort. Don't hesitate to contact your Season Coordinator and/or the Conference Director with any questions or problems as early as possible. In addition, promoters of scheduled races are placed on a private ECCC Promoters' mailing list. Don't hesitate to look for help and advice from the many other experienced ECCC race promoters on there.

The whole conference comes to Philly for the inaugural Phlyer, 2006.
The whole conference comes to Philly for the inaugural Phlyer, 2006. (:by Justin Dodd:)
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