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Mideast/Midwest Race Director Symposium Recap
The third annual Mideast Regional Race Director Symposium was held on December 7th, 2013. This was the first time the symposium included the Midwest Region and had joint presentations with Mideast and Midwest representatives. This was a successful partnership with solid involvement from each council as well as financial support. There were 41 attendees including race directors, vendors and USA Triathlon representatives.
The symposium started off with an informal dinner Friday night at “Big Bowl” with a fun group of individuals. The highlight of the dinner was the fact that Barry Siff found a place that Jim Weaver had never been. Barry Siff, Eric Opdyke, Kevin Smeltzer, Jim Weaver, Michael Wendorf, and Ron Knoll were all in attendance.
Overall, the symposium was well received with consistent scores of four and five provided on the evaluations we received afterward. The Midwest Region appreciated the opportunity to participate and would like to continue this partnership. With more time to organize the 2014 symposium, ideas will be solicited earlier and key note speakers from within the region will be considered.