Little Rock Marathon Hosts Third Event Security Summit

July 25, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 25, 2019) – The Little Rock Marathon will serve as the host for the third annual Little Rock Event Security Summit. The one-day conference will take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

The summit is presented in part by Venue Intelligence.

The theme of the event will be “Work Your Plan.” This is the essential element to any endeavor that is going to be successful. Creating a plan, practicing it and actually implementing that plan are keys to producing a safe, successful event.

“We look forward to getting together with other event producers and facility operators to share best practices and learn from each other,” said Gina Pharis, Co-Executive Director of the Little Rock Marathon. “We think that we have a lot of real-life experience and hands-on knowledge that we can share, and hope that others are ready to share their experiences and knowledge as well.”

The Little Rock Event Security Summit is open to event organizers, venue operators, city officials and public safety officials in the Central Arkansas area.

There will be a number of panel discussions as well as plenty of time to mingle and network with the wide array of participants taking part in the Event Security Summit.

To register, visit www.littlerockmarathon.com and click on the Event Security Summit link. Cost is $75 and covers all necessary materials for the conference, a boxed lunch and snacks throughout the one-day event.

Vendors specific to producing events will be on hand to answer questions and assist you with your event should you need them.

For more information about the conference, contact Mike Garrity, [email protected]


About Little Rock Marathon

The mission of the Little Rock Marathon is provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running and walking and raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation.  Since inception in 2003, more than $1,149,683.63 has been donated to Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend is held the first weekend in March each year and includes a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K run/walk, a children’s mile and a free two-day health and fitness expo. With an estimated $6.5 million in local spending annually, more than 140,000 individuals have participated in a Little Rock Marathon race, sponsored event, or free training program.  This has been achieved through school-based programs, community outreach, and partnerships with running/walking groups across the country and passionate grass roots promotion.