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Considerations for a Growing Event: Part II

As your event grows in size, there are additional considerations to ensure a safe and successful event. Below are some logistical considerations for which all race directors should plan for with a growing event.

First, consider the logistics of medical personnel. With more people on the course and more spectators in attendance, there needs to be a solid plan of how to identify those who are in need of medical assistance.

June 11, 2011: Considerations for a Growing Event: Part I

You have started an event, which has become quite popular. In fact, your event is so successful that participants are registering earlier than ever before and the event is quickly filling up to its maximum capacity. Does this sound like an event you have created? As an event grows, there are additional considerations that must be entertained by an event director.

May 31, 2011: Increased Risk When Baseball Goes Into Extra Innings

More than six hours for a major league baseball game? That is what happened in a recent game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies. The night game went after one o’clock in the morning with a day game fewer than twelve hours later. In order to break the tie, the night game took ten extra innings, nineteen in total. Also, collectively the teams went through sixteen pitchers, but at what cost?

May 22, 2011: Inspect Your Pole Vault Equipment

There is something comforting about watching an airplane pilot walk around the outside of an airplane for a visual inspection prior to takeoff. Even though there are mechanics that work on the planes, the pilot who knows it is his or her ultimate responsibility for everyone’s safety onboard takes his or her due diligence seriously. It should be no different for athletes, and especially coaches, to inspect sporting equipment prior to each use.

May 16, 2011: Eleven Strategies for Facility Maintenance

Proper maintenance of a facility can save you money by extending the life of your facility and your equipment plus proper maintenance can also keep people safe from harm. As part of your business operations, maintenance should be actively approached and include both cleaning and making minor and major repairs. Consider the following strategies to successfully maintain your facility:

May 9, 2011: Bike Riding in the Sand

Have you ever taken your two-wheeled bicycle to the beach and ridden your bike on the sand? This recently was a first for me and it was an experience that was exhilarating yet challenging. My adventure, though, was made more complex because I expended a lot of energy dodging people, waves and debris. Despite the joy of the activity, I could not help but reflect on ways to minimize the risks associated with my ride, and ultimately making the activity more enjoyable.