The RD Resources page lists services and products which will help to bring an event together. This page will grow over time as additional items and services are listed. If you are aware of a potential addition, or if you represent a service and would like to be listed, simply contact me at

Online Event Registration

Talk with me. I have partnered with a great registration
service to handle online event registrations. Registration pages may be hosted at my secure site -  AllEventRegister, and may also be embedded into any other site. Processing fees are competitive. This process also offers smooth timing service integration. I set up the page(s) based on your needs. I can also set up custom downloadable event finisher certificates for you.

Timing Services

T&H Timing  T&H is based in Valparaiso, Indiana.


Recognition Inc.  Recognition Inc. is one of your best options in the Midwest for trophies, plaques, medals, or any type of award.  Based in Battle Creek, Recognition Inc. serves clubs, high school, college, amateur, and professional sports programs along with a long list of business and government clients.

Maxwell Medals  Maxwell is based in Traverse City and has a long and well established history of providing excellent support to Race Directors with a wide range of stock and custom products.  

Specialty Apparel

American Screen Printing in Portage, Michigan, produces custom apparel for literally hundreds of events throughout the region. Standard and tech material, and specialty wear along with event premiums are available with great turnaround.

Bib Numbers/Swim Caps

Runner’s World  Runner’s World offers a hard to beat free service offering either race bags or bib/race numbers in return for the race management placing the publication’s advertising material in participant’s race bags.  It is a great service and many races take advantage.

Rainbow Racing System  Rainbow offers Race Directors an important range of products from stock and custom bib/race numbers, to course marking aids, and a lot more. This company based in Dresher, PA, provides a complete lineup of stock and custom swim caps for Race Directors to choose from with some of the best pricing available anywhere.

Swim Course Marks/Buoys

Engineered Textile Products   EPI manufactures what has to be the hands down best ever swim course buoys used in multisport racing. The EPI tetrahedron “marks” as they are referenced for sailboat racing, are being used by a growing number of multisport events worldwide. They are visible and durable.  What more do you need?

Race Announcing

Jim Mishler Publisher  I started event announcing when I became RD of the Seahorse, and then began announcing other races including the Great Lakes Triathlon and Duathlon Championships, Tri del Sol, Three Rivers, Firecracker, Prarieview, Waterloo, and Niles. Feel free to contact any of the RD’s directly about my work. I am available for a limited number of events in 2014.

Water Quality Monitoring

Michigan Beachguard System   This is a service of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Want to know about the water quality at the venue where you plan to hold an event?  Beachguard is the DEQ site where you can monitor advisories or closures posted in connection with  nearly 12 hundred public waterfront areas throughout the Michigan.  The site also shows the past several years of data for listed public waterfront areas.  You can also find out which local agency or department is responsible for water testing, and how often the site is tested if you want to establish or maintain local contact.