2014 USAT Mideast/Midwest Race Director Symposium

Event Date

Sat, Dec 6, 2014


Chicago, IL

About This Activity

The 4th Annual USA Triathlon Mideast/Midwest Race Director Symposium will be in downtown Chicago just steps away from the Magnificent Mile at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, December 6th. The Symposium is a great opportunity for race directors to meet and network with peers across the Mideast and Midwest Regions, engage with USA Triathlon personnel, speak one-on-one with various multisport vendors, and become informed on various issues and trends facing the multisport industry.

The 2014 Symposium will include key note presentations from Karen Smyers, Bill Burnett on draft legal races, as well as a structured panel discussion with experienced race directors from across the region.

Breakfast and lunch are included along with continuous snack and beverage breaks throughout the day.  There will be a 5K fun run Saturday Morning with Karen Smyers, 7 a.m., before the Symposium for those interested.

Certified Race Directors will earn 4 CEUs, and Certified Coaches will earn 3 CEU’s for attending the Symposium.

Event details and schedule

Registration: $50 (Parking included at the hotel) by November 3rd! Meeting space is limited! REGISTER NOW

To pay by check, visit our website to download our flyer and mail in your registration.

Hotel group rate: $109/night King. Reserve by contacting the hotel, 312-981-6617, Holly Galewski, before November 3rd to secure hotel reservations at our special group rate for Friday, Dec 5th and/or Saturday, Dec 6th.  Mention you are with the USA Triathlon Race Director Symposium. Room availability is limited.

Agenda - subject to change

7:00 AM          Fun Run with Karen Smyers, meet in the Hotel Lobby.

8:30 AM          Check-in, Coffee, and Continental Breakfast, Meet and Greet

9:00 AM          Introductions and Overview - Mike Groaning

9:15 AM          USAT Officials Program Presentation - Lucy Harr & Graham Wilson

10:00 AM        Paratriathlon Program Presentation - Keri Serota & Colin Grove

10:45 AM        Break

11:00 AM        EDR Race Series (Detroit Triathlon) - Bill Burnett

12:00 AM        LUNCH

1:00 PM          NCAA Program Presentation - Jess Lucinski

2:00 PM          Keynote Speaker - Karen Smyers

3:15 PM          Break

3:30 PM          Panel Discussions

4:45 PM          Final Closure and Action Items

5:00 PM          Meeting Adjourns

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