9/5 - Labor Day kicks off the busy fall season, and I (Josh) am blessed to have a nearly full schedule until Christmas of on-site commitments.   Expansion into 2022 is coming through partnerships with similarly-minded contractors in ops and race photography - if you're looking to grow into 2022, we can start talking now!    It's unfortunate to have to turn down work in the meantime, but OPE's commitment is to focused attention on race week and when there are 2 events shown in a week, that is only in a truly supporting and secondary role.   I and my partners are looking forward to how we can continue to provide the same top-level partnership into the coming year.

New Ideas for Established Events

You're the director of an established but ambitious event or series, used to wearing every hat.  You've been around for a little bit, and you want a committed local operation with reliable people, each specializing in a key area.

But maybe you're not there right now - and right now you just need someone who can help you get there, picking a few of the hats you wear every day and helping you focus on how to get to where you need to be.  You may want to tie it all together more or find and try out some new ideas.  Or you may just need overflow with your own mid-term contract.

You need someone who knows a little bit about everything in the industry and can hop right in,  connect you with the best vendors (and vet the ones you have),  execute, and help you focus on to the long-term.  Let me help you get "On Path".

If this sounds like you, Click here to Learn More or Contact Me

Clients, Partners, + Friends

Irving Marathon Running Series

Supporting North Texas' Expanding 7-race series with:

  • Course direction and management
  • Photography / Video strategy
  • Packet Pickup help
  • General strategy and planning

Event Southwest

The premiere race + event production company in Texas;  I support them in ops lead and foreman roles, at the Dallas, OKC, and Houston Marathons and many more to come.

Event Southwest
#wekeeprunning

#wekeeprunning

In 2020 I kept up my goodwill project for the industry;  a repository of information on racing and running safely in the Covid area and also my first foray into merch and fulfillment.

 

11 Creative

Prior to the outbreak, I was beginning to work on operations and planning with Denver-based festival series 11 Creative, supporting 2 food+drink-based events in Denver and Houston.  I look forward to growing with the entire series in 2021!

11 Creative

Partnerships w/ Several regional timing companies 

I don't time races myself, but in addition to ops I have a background in timing on hundreds of races, with all 3 major timing systems.  In the markets I often work in, I also regularly support timers there on their busy weekends.  Including especially: HAL Sports in Denver, No Limits timing in DFW, and All Sports Timing in Central Texas.

Technology + Apps

My experience isn't only limited to operations.  In a previous life I did a lot of web design and coding, so I have helped scope and test software for several companies, including RaceWire + EnMotive's event platforms, the RunnerTag photo platform, Sweatworks' Photo platform, Pic2Go, and many others.


Schedule and Availability

Even if I am shown as busy that weekend, I have a great network of ops and photo contractors that may be able to support you on site, along with me remotely.  I also coordinate production and photo teams in several regions.

Date Name Location Role
Click here to see Past Events
8/12-14 Hot Trot Half Marathon Dallas, TX Water Stops? In Dallas? In August?? Supporting No Limits DFW
8/15 Mile High Women's 10K by Colfax Marathon Events Denver, CO Course Ops supporting HAL Sports
8/27-28 Outlaw Nation Festival 5K Westminster, CO CANCELLED: Asst RD + PPU
8/28-29 AM Gran Fondo Golden Golden, CO Misc Ops
8/28-29 PM 11 Creative Brunchfest Denver, CO Ops
Sat-Sun 9/4-9/5 Broncos FIT 7K Denver, CO Ops supporting HAL Sports
9/8-13 Ironman 70.3 Michigan Frankfort, MI Run Course Ops
9/11 Mimosas 10K Denver, CO Cancelled to become social run - Ops Director
9/16-18 Irving Oktoberfest Irving, TX Assistant Race Director - Ops Director, Photos, and General Planning
9/19 19th Annual Golden Gallop Golden, CO VOLUNTEER: supporting the hometown race!!
10/1-3 OKC Marathon OKC, OK Ops Lead in area TBD supporting Event Southwest
10/9 Paws Colinas 5K Irving, TX Onsite or Offsite pending various factors - Assistant Race Director supporting the Irving Marathon Series
10/10 Run on the Rocks Morrison, CO Ops Supporting HAL Sports
10/15-10/17 Colfax Marathon  Denver, CO Ops supporting HAL Sports
10/19-25 Ironman California Sacramento, CA Run Course Ops
During this period, my base moves from Colorado to Texas for the winter.  This most likely includes a couple days off and a stop at the American Trail Running Conference in Fayetteville, AR on 10/29-30.
11/06/21 Outlaw Nation Festival 5K Houston, TX RD + PPU
11/07/21 Art Car IPA 5K Houston, TX TBD
11/13/21 NAS-JRB 10 Mile Fort Worth, TX Race Director (contract)
11/14/21 Toyota Music Half Marathon Irving, TX Water Stop/Ops for No Limits DFW
11/20-21 Held pending Route 66 Marathon scope Tulsa, OK Tentative
11/25/21 Irving Turkey Trot Irving, TX Assistant Race Director - Ops Director, Photos, and General Planning
12/7-11 Held pending Dallas Marathon Scope Dallas, TX Ops Lead in area TBD for Event Southwest
12/18/21 Irving Frost Half Irving, TX Assistant Race Director - Ops Director, Photos, and General Planning
1/14-16 Houston Marathon Houston, TX TBD throughout January inc race weekend

 

What's Next?

Even if you're not sure what you need, a couple emails and half an hour on the phone may be enough to make a difference.  And I'm always happy to chat!