Behind the Scenes with a Race Director

Brae Blackley
ZOOMA, ZOOMA, zoom: Brae Blackley (in pink) is all smiles with a ZOOMA racer.

After Dimity recounts a recent tumultuous stay at a Wyoming dude ranch (“woah!”), she and Sarah welcome Brae Blackley, founder of the ZOOMA women’s half-marathon series, on the show. Brae, a mom of two, tells us how she morphed from being an attorney to a race director who didn’t sleep a wink the night before the first ZOOMA half. She takes us behind the scenes to explain race logistics, like permits and water stops. And Brae tells us how ZOOMA personnel handle it when “a person with a penis” (Sarah’s poetic term!) runs one of her overwhelmingly female competitions.

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3 responses to “Behind the Scenes with a Race Director

  1. Hi ladies…The podcasts are great. Here’s a suggestion for a future one: race-week preparations. Tapering for various distances, what to bring with you to the race, what to eat on race morning, staying focused before the start, etc.

  2. Hey ladies … how do I access the right spot to leave a review? I see the spot to subscribe … and I see the list of all of the podcasts, but where to leave the review(s) ??? Thanks!

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