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US Trail Running Conference launches webinar series

January 6, 2021

Timely topics and educational opportunities for trail race directors

Estes Park, COActive at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, announces a webinar series geared to trail race directors that will feature monthly presentations on key subject areas that are critical for race directors to manage successful, viable, and sustainable events. The first of nine webinars will be held January 21, 2021, with the final installment to present in September.

 The Conference has developed a reputation for providing high-quality content, networking and actionable practices to help race directors grow and develop successful trail races. Capitalizing on this outstanding reputation, the webinar series will cover safe racing in the COVID era, diversity, equity and inclusion, growing a trail running community, and empowering tribe of climate action warriors. Each webinar is presented by industry leaders in their respective fields, and will offer information that can boost a race director’s knowledge and afford insight into innovative practices to implement at their events. Each participant will receive a toolkit document after every webinar that will detail key actionable items, while there will be an opportunity to follow up on deliverables through a forum on social media channels, and in-person or remotely at the 2021 US Trail Running Conference to be held October 27-30, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

 The webinar series is held in partnership with the American Trail Running Association and Trail Runner Magazine. Registration opens January 4, 2021, with the cost for each webinar set at $10, or the complete pricing at just $50 per participant. A discount is available for members of or referrals from, organizations and groups that support underrepresented categories in the sport to include Black Girls Run, Latinos Run, Black Men Run, Trail Sisters, OUTRUN, United in Stride, Achilles, military or veterans. This is a sample of organizations, and discounts are not limited to these groups.

 Event Director Terry Chiplin comments: “We are very excited to announce this new webinar series that is an organic extension of the US Trail Running Conference portfolio. We could see there was an opportunity to maintain the momentum from the content we created at the Conference in 2020, and the webinar series fulfills this objective. We look forward to working with our partners, sponsors, andparticipants to provide ongoing engagement for race directors within the sport of trail running at a critical time.”

 Nancy Hobbs, executive director, American Trail Running Association says, “Offering a webinar series leading up to the 2021 US Trail Running Conference will enable our community to stay engaged throughout the year. With toolkit takeaways, this is sure to be a must-attend series.”

For additional details contact Event Director, Terry Chiplin, [email protected], or 303-304-9159.

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