Event Management

If you are a first time race director or a seasoned veteran we are here to help you put on a successful event. With over 40 years of experience in race management we can help you put on a first class event from start to finish. We are more than just a timing company. We provide management for over 25% of the events we time including the Girls on the Run 5K: St. Louis, Make Tracks for the Zoo, The Color Run: St. Louis, St. Patrick's Day Parade Run and the Freedom 4 Miler. Our event management includes course design management, course management, course security, developing event budgets, event marketing, race director packet, vendor discounts and volunteer training.

Course Planning
We are happy to sit down with you and design a safe, accurate and fun course for your event. For any road running performance to be accepted as a record or be nationally ranked, it must be run on a USATF-certified course...Most runners like to compare performances run on different courses, and such comparisons are difficult if course distances are not reliable. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate. We are certified measurers using the same strict USATF standards that guide national and international level road races. As part of our course design management, we will also provide a course map with link to an online map. Example Map

Course Management
Each course has its own needs when it comes to making it safe and easy to follow for the participants. Some road courses are completely closed to vehicular traffic, others allow vehicles while keeping runners to the shoulder of the road, other courses aren't on roads at all. At BRRM, we have the signs, markings, and cones that are needed to make a course safe. For those courses that require complete road closures, we can use rental barricades from some of our Partners to ensure the safest route possible.

Course Security
With the importance of participant safety at the forefront of today's events, BRRM is able to coordinate and plan for the amount and types of security available to you in order to make your event the safest it can be. Whether its an event in an urban setting with 15,000 participants or a rural 5K with 300, we are able to inform you of the municipality guidelines the event resides in and determine the course's needs, develop a strategic security plan and make sure the course is clear and secure on race day. We'll even book the security through our partners for you.

Developing Event Budgets
An event budget is an important piece for every race to put in place in the early stages of their planning. BRRM can assist you by providing realistic expectations of what certain items/services will cost. We can also make budget suggestions that will save your event money or other opportunities where your event can invest to make for a better participant experience and larger turnout.

Event Marketing
Big River Race Management knows how important it is for events to maintain or increase participation numbers year in and year out. We can provide you with specific marketing strategies and resources to help you reach this goal, from our own personal newsletter that goes out to 10,000+ people specifically wanting to hear about upcoming events to which websites can you post your event on for free and the best paid options for marketing including print, social media and online. These benefits are available to you both as part of your contract and a la carte, depending on your budget and level of involvement.

Race Director Packet
Our newly created and released Race Director Packet is your bible to event success. With over 50 pages of in-depth information ranging from volunteer descriptions, entry form creation, race day logistics and much much more, following this to a "T", will guarantee the best event for your participants. The Race Director Packet is included with every BRRM contract. Read More

Volunteer Training
We take pride in the ability to manage first class events, and that title lives and dies with the volunteers and their actions in preparation to the event and on event day. To that end, we will provide extensive training and notes to volunteer captains or coordinators (who will then pass on the information to their volunteers) or are happy to meet with volunteer groups the morning of the event or at a pre-event reception to go over the responsibilities with each individual. See a sample of volunteer descriptions here and find detailed, elaborate descriptions and positions available in our Race Director Packet. 

Vendor Discounts
As a benefit to utilizing BRRM, you are entitiled to vendor discounts through those that we have relationships built with. This will enable you to receive the lowest and most cost-effective price for your event. To see a current list of vendors which are partners of BRRM visit our Partners page.