Are you a bicycle or running event planner, coordinator? Do you already have an event planned for 2012 or are you or your organization considering putting one on?
Come out to join the Pikes Peak Region Race, Run & Ride Coordinators Expo, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mr. Biggs, 5825 Mark Dabbling Blvd., to engage in an evening of networking, best-practice sharing and to hear experts in the field of event promotion and execution detail out some of the things you need to know and consider when putting on events in the Pikes Peak region.
Here is the description from our Facebook event:
"A FREE forum for local race, run & ride event organizers, related businesses and other interested parties to network, exchange ideas, share best practices and collaborate as a community to create great local events.
4 - 9 Expo
4 - 6 Roundtable Discussions: - Event Budgets & Budget Organization with Red Energy Event Management & Amy Suffak- Growing the Green: Grassroots 5 & 10K Community Fundraisers with Jessica Norsky, Knights 5K Challenge- Green Events with Bestway Disposal- City Event Permits - City of Colorado Springs & CSPD- Event Organizers Networking Table
6 - 6:30 Keynote Speaker: Chris Carmichael, owner of Carmichael Training Systems will share the challenges he and the local planning committee faced preparing and pulling off the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue in Colorado Springs last year and the latest on the 2012 Pro Cycling Challenge
6:45 - 7:30 Panel Discussion 1: City & County Event Permits, Police & Park Use
7:45 - 8:45 Panel Discussion 2: Maximizing Participants, Sponsorships & Volunteers: Panelists: Tim Scott, Race Director 24 Hours of Colorado; Ron Ilgen, President/Race Director of Triple Crown of Running, Pikes Peak Marathon; Aaron Rosenthal, Buena Vista Bike Festival.
Cash bar available. Food available in restaurant. Enjoy a variety of samples available at expo.
Like the page: Pikes Peak Region Race, Run & Ride http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pikes-Peak-Region-Race-Run-Ride/26146...
Expo Organizers: Torie Giffin, Chick-fil-A Ride for Heroes; Doug May, WS Gear; Amy Sufak, Red Energy Event Management; Allen Beauchamp, Angletech Cycles; Tim Bergsten, Pikes Peak Sports; Al Brody, Bike Colorado Springs; Jennifer Jacobucci, Rocky Mountain Rags; Michael Pharis, Leave Your Mark Events; David Pico, Peak Region Cyclist"
The link to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/166081760157378/
Chris Carmichael is on tap to be our key speaker and with the amazing success (and challenges for sure!) of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue I'm sure he'll have a few stories of how best to go about putting on a world-class event in Colorado Springs.
Additionally, we'll have panel discussions covering a range of topics from sponsorship development, recruiting volunteers (volunteers make the event!) and issues pertaining to proper permitting of events.
The event is free and will be a great time to meet others from the various groups here locally that put on cycling and running events. We live in a fantastic region that allows a year-long calendar of stellar outdoor recreational opportunities.
Pedal (and run!) On ~ Allen