Moving to Colorado and living the dream?
August 22, 2013 7:41 PM Subscribe
I would like to move to Boulder/Denver-area, CO early in 2014 and want to switch careers. I would love to be a race (running, not driving) director/event manager, work in race timing, etc. What can I do in my current situation to help my odds at success?
posted by thewestinggame to work & money (9 answers total)
I currently live in the middle of Missouri and work an uninspiring desk job. My SO and I have decided a good move for both of us might be to the Denver area. Since we're moving anyway and my job is lame, I want to try and get into what I really want when we're out there. Everywhere has races & outdoor athletic events so what can I do to get some good experience in Missouri?
So far I've thought of volunteering at events and working on day-of race crews. What else can I do to gain skills for my ideal line of work? What unexpected skills or experience would stand out to someone hiring for event management/timing/race directing?