06 Oct '17, 9am

Dear Race Directors

Sometimes, prizes are more than plastic trophies and baked goods. Dear Race Directors, You want to bring in fast runners to get some exposure for your race. You decide to offer prize money. Great. Believe me, I love prize money. For sub-elite runners, those smaller prize purses can really help offset race entries and travel costs. And by being able to afford to race reputable races, runners can build their resumes, which helps with sponsorships and getting into even bigger races. But if you’re going to offer prize money, you gotta do it right. First, write the checks the day of the event. You don’t have to do this, but it is preferred. If you want to gain a good reputation, this is the best practice, especially for a smaller race. Not all races do this, for various reasons. I get that. But like with any business transaction — because in reality, that’s what this is — you s...

Full article: http://www.saltyrunning.com/dear-race-directors/

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