Podcast: Episode 80: Pandemic: Personal reports from two race directors

Pandemic: Race director perspectives - Fastest Known Time
James Varner
Justin Ricks

Everyone is disappointed that races were cancelled or postponed.  What about the race directors themselves - this is how they make a living - what is their perspective?

James Varner, Rainshadow Running:

"We're known for our post-race parties as much as the running; it's one big happy family. That's all a big no-no right now with social distancing."

Justin Ricks, Mad Moose Events:

"When you lose something, you realize what you're missing. When people come back, there will be a lot of positive energy."

Justin is a resident of Moab, Utah, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the local closure of this iconic recreation destination:

"150-200 business leaders in Moab attended the Grand Council meeting in regard to my events. It’s been an interesting time!"

Support your local Race Directors!

Full CV

James Varner

Justin Ricks

  • Mad Moose Events
  • City: Moab, UT
  • Age: 40
  • Done: Moab Red Hot 3rd, 8th, 1st, 1st, 7th, 7th; Moab Trail Marathon 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 10th; first 5k at age 5
  • Company Notes:  Founded 2015 years; 20 events
  • Company Website: www.madmooseevents.com
  • Facebook: Mad Moose Events
  • Twitter: @madmooseevents
  • ‘Gram: @madmoose.events

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Race Directors...generally over-worked and underpaid...feel for you guys during this week-by-week season!