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 […]