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5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer at Local Races

Whether you’re running or biking roads or trails or even competing in a triathlon, there’s nothing like race day morning. The excitement of the starting line, the camaraderie of friends, and the smiling faces of people working the race all make the experience special. While you may only communicate with the race director, races take a lot of hands.  Setting courses, staffing water stops, packet pickup, and even parking direction all have to be done by someone. Timing and race companies will have a handful of employees, but races largely run on volunteers. This post will cover 5 reasons why you should volunteer at local races other than for free race entries.  To encourage--How many of us have been “saved”...

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How to run races safely during COVID-19 crisis

In the Louisville area, we’ve had some small road and trail races this summer, mostly with limited participants and wave starts. Slightly bigger races are gearing up, however, like the Downtown Doubler 15K and 30K road race across the river in Indiana. In its third year, this growing favorite is on for September 20th, bringing racing safely to the forefront of people’s minds. This post will cover 5 ways to run races safely during this COVID-19 crisis.   

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