Organize a Race
Here are some links, articles, and resources that may be helpful for organizing a race.
Click here to visit Active.com's webpage.
Contact Local Running ClubsLocal running clubs would also be a good place to contact. Most likely they've put on races through the club and would know what permits are needed, who can certify a course, best places for a running event course, marketing/sponsorship/etc.
Click here to find a running club near you.
Find a Timing/Race Management CompanyFind a timing company/race management company in your area. These companies will handle race setup, timing, etc. for a fee.
Click here to see a list of event management companies by state.
Create a WebsiteA year round presence for your event is extremely important.
Click here for tips on creating a website for your event.