63rd RRCA National Convention

15/04/2021 - 18/04/2021 • 12205 S Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, Florida 32836 USA
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Speakers

Schedule

  • 15 April
  • 16 April
  • 17 April

Terry Diller

Insurance Management Group
Diller has worked in the insurance industry for nearly 30 years. His agency has handled the insurance program for the RRCA for 20 years, and he as been instrumental in updating the policies as needs change and evolve for the running community.

Randy Accetta

Director of Coaching Education
RRCA
Randy Accetta is an accomplished educator and runner that brings a wealth of experience to the RRCA coaching program. He is the Communications Mentor for the top-ranked McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona, where he has twice received Teacher of the Year honors. Additionally, he has co-authored two continuing education courses on how to coach runners, and he has written running-based articles that have been published in Running Times, Runners World and the New York Times. A former 2:19 marathoner who competed in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, Randy has a long history of coaching runners, including as the Program Director for Craftsbury Running Camps, the Arizona Coach for Team in Training, and The Workout Group in Tucson, Arizona.

Cari Setzler

Coaching Course Instructor
RRCA
Cari Setzler, DVM is a Coaching Certification Instructor for the RRCA’s Coaching Certification program. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at Aquinas College while earning All-American Honors 8 times and was national runner up in the indoor 1000 meters. In 2014 she was inducted into the Aquinas College Athletic Hall of Fame. Cari then continued on to Michigan State University where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. She is RRCA level II certified, level II USATF endurance coach, level II USTAFFCA in sprints and hurdles as well as she is certified in running mechanics through Newton Running. In 2010, she co-founded Fast Finish coaching where she has helped athletes ranging from the first time 5k runner to the Olympic trials hopeful reach their goals. Cari also directed the Health Bridge Road Runners from 2009-2013 and was the assistant girls track and field coach at Johnsburg High School from 2009-2012. She practiced small animal medicine at The Animal Hospital of McHenry for 10 years while managing and directing marketing, sales, and inventory at The Running Depot in Crystal Lake, IL. She has recently joined the corporate sector as a Key Account Manager for Vetsource. Cari has written running based articles that have been published in Runners World, Running Times, Women’s Running, Chicago Athlete and New York Times. Cari and her husband Chris, dogs Watson and Crick, cat Domino, and horse Cascade now live in Harvard IL. In her spare time Cari enjoys using her ham radio license (N8LIG) and is a weather spotter, and working on her hobby farm. Her coaching philosophy: “Helping individuals become the best versions of themselves, using running as the vehicle, allowing for personal accountability.”

David Espstein

Regional Traffic and Safety Engineer.
Alaska DOT
David Epstein has served as RRCA's Alaska State Representative and Western Region Director, and is currently Vice President of Juneau Trail and Road Runners. Following a 33-year career with the Federal Aviation Administration, he has spent the last ten years with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities as Regional Traffic and Safety Engineer. David has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Duke University and a Master of Science in Engineering degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a registered professional engineer in Alaska and Colorado. David is a retired runner who now enjoys walking with his wife Sara Plotnick-Epstein and two terriers, Paisley and Fiona.

17 April

Stephan Wright

President
Oregon Road Runners Club
Stephen Wright, a former CEO and Fortune 500 marketing director, is president of the Oregon Road Runners Club (Portland), a nonprofit club that hosts a full spectrum of 15 annual events as well as training programs from the 5k to ultramarathons.

More Speakers Coming Soon

Board Meeting - Tentative

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

State Reps Session

02:00 PM 05:00 PM

Welcome Reception

06:00 PM 09:00 PM 27 Palms Firepit (Pool area)

Morning Group Run

06:30 AM 07:30 AM

Registration & Expo

07:30 AM 04:00 PM Royal Palm Ballroom Foyer

Coaching Level I Certification

08:00 AM 12:00 PM

Welcome Remarks

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Insurance and Risk Management General Session

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Break Time

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Preparing your Events for Safe Racing

10:45 AM 12:00 PM

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Education Session - Details Coming Soon

10:45 AM 12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Using Virtual and Live Events to Grow Your Club/Coaching Business

02:15 PM 03:30 PM

Education Sessions - Details Coming Soon

02:15 PM 03:30 PM

Expo Reception

04:00 PM 06:00 PM

Morning Group Run

06:30 AM 07:30 AM

Annual Meeting of the Membership

08:00 AM 08:45 AM

Hall of Fame and Award Winner Breakfast

09:00 AM 10:30 AM

Understanding the Permitting Process from the Agency Perspective

10:45 AM 12:00 PM

Speakers

Education Sessions - Details Coming Soon

10:45 AM 12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Education Sessions - Details Coming Soon

02:15 PM 03:30 PM

Closing Reception and Raffle Drawings

05:30 PM 08:00 PM