When race directors team up

October 17th, 2015 by Michelle Kempton | Posted in Behind the Scenes | No Comments »

Aligning with like-minded people has been pivotal in the success of Maritime Race Weekend. Over the last four years, I have developed fantastic relationships with amazing race directors and industry professionals across North America.…


What year is it?

October 12th, 2015 by Michelle Kempton | Posted in Behind the Scenes | No Comments »

Maritime Race Weekend was only a couple weeks ago, but I’m already referring to it as last year. My year doesn’t end on December 31st – it finishes when the last runner crosses the…


The aftermath

September 28th, 2015 by Michelle Kempton | Posted in Behind the Scenes | No Comments »

It’s exhilarating to have twelve months of preparation unfold as planned, the exhausting part of being a race director is the month following Maritime Race Weekend. Mental and physical fatigue hits soon after the…


Serious about safety

September 9th, 2015 by Michelle Kempton | Posted in Behind the Scenes | No Comments »

Twenty-five hundred runners on winding coastal routes requires a significant amount of planning and communication. Our highways aren’t completely closed for Maritime Race Weekend. There is a thirty-minute window for the first 2.5K where…


Celebrating speed

September 4th, 2015 by Michelle Kempton | Posted in Behind the Scenes | No Comments »

Good times in the Maritimes can mean a couple of things—having a fun time, having a fast time or both. Currently, the cash prizes at Maritime Race Weekend are about having fun and are…


Water station 101

September 3rd, 2015 by Michelle Kempton | Posted in Behind the Scenes | 2 Comments »

Properly training volunteers is often overlooked at events. I want to change that for Maritime Race Weekend. Training needs to be fun, quick and offer helpful tips for volunteers. After brainstorming ideas with friends,…


Politics

August 27th, 2015 by Michelle Kempton | Posted in Behind the Scenes | No Comments »

I’ve never been interested in politics. I watch debates and read the news to become informed before exercising my right to vote, but that’s pretty much been the extent of my involvement. Since the…