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Run Course Director

About Epic Races:
Epic Races is a multisport race management company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The mission of Epic Races is to professionally manage safe and fun endurance events that appeal to any level of fitness or athletic ability, are zero-waste, and make each participant feel like a champion.

As Run Course Director, you will play a crucial role in ensuring safety, accuracy, and overall quality of the run course.

Position: Run Course Director
Location: Southeast Michigan
Employment Type: Part-time

Position Overview: As the Run Course Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and execution of all aspects related to the run course. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, accuracy, and overall quality of the race, creating memorable experiences for our participants.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Course Planning and Design:
     • Collaborate with race management team to design and plan race courses that meet the specific requirements of each event.
     • Conduct thorough site evaluations to assess terrain, logistics, and safety considerations.
     • Utilize mapping software and GPS technology to accurately measure and map out race courses.
     • Ensure courses are appropriately marked with signage, mile markers, and directional indicators.
2. Safety and Risk Management:
     • Develop and implement safety protocols to mitigate risks and ensure participant safety throughout the race course.
     • Coordinate with local authorities, emergency services, and medical personnel to establish contingency plans and response procedures.
     • Conduct pre-race inspections to identify and address any potential hazards or safety concerns.
     • Provide comprehensive safety briefings and training for race volunteers and staff.
3. Logistics and Operations:
     • Coordinate with vendors and suppliers to procure necessary equipment, supplies, and materials for course setup.
     • Manage logistics related to course setup, including barricades, cones, water stations, and aid stations.
     • Supervise course setup and teardown crews to ensure timely and efficient execution.
     • Monitor and maintain inventory of course-related equipment and supplies.
4. Communication and Coordination:
     • Serve as the primary point of contact for all course-related inquiries and communications.
     • Collaborate with race management team, volunteers, and external stakeholders to coordinate course logistics and operations.
     • Provide clear and concise instructions to volunteers and staff assigned to course-related roles.
     • Communicate any changes or updates to race courses to participants and relevant stakeholders in a timely manner.
5. Participant Experience:
     • Strive to enhance the overall participant experience by creating engaging and welldesigned race courses.
     • Solicit feedback from participants and stakeholders to identify areas for improvement and implement enhancements accordingly.
     • Ensure that race courses are accurately measured and certified to meet industry standards and regulations.

• Bachelor's degree in sports management, event planning, recreation management, or related field preferred.
• Previous experience in race management, event planning, or outdoor recreation.
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with diverse groups of individuals.
• Knowledge of safety protocols and risk management practices related to outdoor events.
• Proficiency in mapping and GPS technology.
• Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, as required by event schedules.
• Passion for endurance sports and a commitment to promoting health, wellness, and community engagement through endurance events.

• Competitive salary (range $500 – $1200/event) commensurate with experience and based on length of event.
• A vibrant and supportive work environment with passionate colleagues dedicated to making a positive impact on the community.
• Complimentary and discounted races for self and immediate family members.
• Swag, swag, and more swag.

Application Instructions: If you are interested in joining our team, please apply at under About Us > Work for Epic.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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