View The Race Blog
May 1st is the one year anniversary of View The Race! For the past year we have created race course videos with the goal of allowing athletes to "View The Race Before You Do The Race!"....As we celebrate our first year in business I am proud to say we have created 136 course videos representing 9 states and Canada. It has been a busy and rewarding year, and we have big plans to continue to expand our course video library in year two.
We have also attempted to inform/entertain our fan base with 61 blog posts over the past year. Subject matter has been varied and has covered juice fasting, weight loss, race reports, triathlon swim anxiety, and running tips just to name a few. We will continue to provide information through blog posts. I hope you have found a few of them informative or possibly just made you laugh or shake your head at some of the crazy ideas we discuss.
Special thanks to all of our 1000+ fans on Facebook, John Childs (MA RRCA State Rep), Claire Cloutier (Double C Racing), and some big events that really supported us in 2012....Vermont City Marathon, Manchester City Marathon, Maine Marathon, Feaster Five, Conquer the Bridge, Wallis Sands Half Marathon, Westford Road Race, and Red Rock Canyon Half Marathon. (just to name a few...we have had a ton of support)
Maybe you have seen one of our videos but are not aware of everything View The Race offers. We currently offer the below services to race directors to improve the quality of their event:
We film road races, triathlons, cycling races, and swim events of all distances from 5ks to full Ironman events.
All of our videos include:
- high quality video of race course
- course narration describing race and course by racing expert
- background music
- video page with race information and elevation chart
- free promotion of your race on View The Race calendar/website
How much does this cost? Due to the wide variety of events we film we do not have set prices. Our pricing is based on the length of race, location, and course requirements. Our prices range from as low as $150 (local 5k/5mile) to as much as $800+(long distance events).
View The Race also designs websites. Our websites are geared to providing athletes all of the information they need on race day. I have seen thousands of race websites and nothing is more depressing than being unable to find important info about your upcoming event. We ensure this doesn't happen by providing all of our race directors a questionnaire with all of the possible info needed for their event. We ask the right questions to ensure athletes will be provided with the right information.
Our high quality race websites are designed by our Creative Director, Jerry Paquette, who has over 20 years of experience designing websites. (including the VTR website) His extensive experience allows him to create a unique feel to every website.
After speaking with race directors we realized that many race directors have limited budgets and do not have the expertise to manage their race website. Due to this fact all VTR websites include complete website management as part of the sale price. After purchasing the website, race directors supply us with all of the information needed to create the website by filling out the VTR Website Data Sheet. After the new website is created all future changes are communicated by sending in an updated VTR Website Data Sheet or simply by sending us an email with the needed update/change.
Never again as a RD will you have to worry about finding someone to update your website or figure out how to make time to update your website. This allows Race Directors to do what they do best....Manage the Race! Let us take care of your website!
Our websites cost $600 and include hosting and a free domain name. Want to see a couple of examples?
VTR also offers race registration. Now we know there are a lot of companies that offer this service. We are not the biggest company or the most experienced, but if you are looking for a company that can handle your registration needs and will respond promptly to your concerns/questions then consider using VTR as your registration provider. To help promote our new service we are offering our website at the low price of $149 if you use us as your registration provider.
Contact me today for more info! (
Want to see what our registration page looks like? Click on the register button on the website below.
Below is a video of some of the places we have been in year one. This is the video I am featuring at the RRCA Conference this year in Albuquerque.
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