So you want to be a Race Director…

Photo Credit Chris Gibbs

“Generally, they don’t read the directions,” says John Storkamp, of his racers. According to this long-time race director, the job has its share of laughter and tears, similar to being a kindergarten teacher.

John is the director of a variety of trail races in Minnesota such as Zumbro, Afton, Superior Spring and Fall, and the Endless Summer Trail Series. These races range in distance and difficulty, but the same man is behind them all. And that man wants to live life on an escalating scale of difficulty, which may say something about his mental capacities.

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