How to Organize a Marathon


Race Director Checklist 20 Steps for 26.2s

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Always had a passion for running? Want to help hundreds (if not thousands) of people get fit? Or maybe you just like the feel of simultaneously wielding a bullhorn and an airhorn? Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn how to plan a marathon race, you have chosen a noble but challenging task.

To help you get started, we’ve put together 20 steps you need to take to plan your 26.2, including:

  1. Selecting a date, location & course
  2. Setting a budget
  3. Getting permits
  4. Finding sponsors
  5. Choosing technology and timing partners

And 15 more!

Download the full race director guide today to learn how to plan a marathon event.

“Set a goal for the number of participants you’d like to register in your first year. It’s important to be realistic here.” Eric McCue
General Manager, Sports,
ACTIVE Network