A local friend originally created this online calendar for his own use to keep track of upcoming events because there were so many events throughout South Florida each with many calendars maintained by many different groups, organizations, clubs, stores and organizers.  The problem was that not a single source existed for ALL races & events – in South Florida.  Sites like Active.com have a lot of events in their directories but generally only list events that use their services.

The guy who created the calendar, Paul Buijs, since moved to NYC for a new job and enter me, Rob DeClercq, a South Floridian who loves multi-sport and obstacle racing.  If it involves swimming, biking, running, mud or any combination of them, I’M IN!  With Paul’s move up north, I was approached to take the reigns to what I’ve always referred to as an important resource for any South Florida athlete or competitor.

Event organizers can post events on the site for free (keeping this list up myself is a lot of work) or for a small fee, can create a featured listing for their special event.  Racing-relevant advertisers are also welcome!  Below are some FAQ’s, but if you have any additional questions, feel free to drop a line and we’ll find the right answer.

Happy Trails Paul and THANK YOU for starting this website!     

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FAQs

What is the South Florida (Running) Race Calendar?
Why not just look for local running races on Active.com?
Does it cost anything to use the Calendar?

Why should I list my race here?
What are the listing costs?
How long are events listed?
Why not simply list my event on Facebook?
Where do you get all the events that are listed?
Do you accept advertising?
How can I add my store or running club to the directory?
How come my listing’s picture doesn’t look as good as some of the other listings’?
How do I modify or delete my listing(s)?
How do I modify a race listing someone else added?
I have multiple events I want to list, is there an easier way to add them?

Who runs this site and who do I contact if I need help?

What is the South Florida (Running) Race Calendar?
The South Florida Race Calendar is the most comprehensive list of upcoming running races in the South Florida area (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties). The site is not maintained or managed by the organizers of any of the events, running clubs or running storeslisted within.

Why not just look for local running races on Active.com?
Active.com has a ton of events listed. However it is an event registration site, and only lists races that uses its services for event registration. By only looking for events on Active you might be missing out on some really cool races.

Does it cost anything to use the Calendar?
The calendar is FREE to use for both event seekers and organizers and will stay that way. Those wishing to highlight their listings on the site may do so by paying a small one time fee per event.

Why should I list my race here?
Listing here is free for starters. The South Florida Race Calendar provides  the area’s most popular popular search engine optimized calendar resource to drive additional (FREE) traffic to your event’s own web page. If a runner searches for running events in South Florida they will most likely come here first. There aren’t many better ways to spread the word about your race or club on the internet.

What are the listing costs?
Listing an event on sflracecalender.com is free! you may choose to feature your event for $50. Featured events are prominently displayed on the home page and throughout the site.

How long are events listed?
All events, both featured and non-featured, are displayed on the site until the event takes place.

Why not simply list my event on Facebook?
As great a tool for promoting an event Facebook is, it is still a closed site.  Without a paid advertising campaign your event’s fan page isn’t going to get much more reach than the number of fans the page has and this number will be greatly dictated by the number of friends you the administrator have now. sflracecalendar.com is indexed and accessible by all of the major search engines and is translated in several other languages (bet you didn’t know that). Also, it is free to use! (just saying)

Where do you get all the events that are listed?
The events are submitted by both the event organizers and myself (by scouring the internet). I try to keep the site updated with any events the organizers may have neglected to list. It’s definitely a community effort.

Do you accept advertising?
Most certainly! Click here to get the details.

How can I add my store or running club to the directory?
Just send us the info and we’d be happy to add it.

How come my listing’s picture doesn’t look as good as some of the other listings’?
The ideal picture is a high definition picture which is at least 940 x 410 pixels (width x height) in size and is shrunk to fit the 940 x 410 space on the home page. The best thing to do is prepare your photo for this ratio before uploading. The event name will appear above the bottom 100 or so pixels of the slider image during image display.

How do I modify or delete my listing(s)?
Please contact us via the contact page.

How do I modify a race listing someone else added?
If you spot an error in a listing you did not add yourself, please contact us and we’ll figure it out.

I have multiple events I want to list, is there an easier way to add them?
If you have ten or more races you’d like to add to the calendar, please contact usWe might be able to work something out.

Who runs this site and who do I contact if I need help?
Rob DeClercq.  Email is the best way to reach me. Your feedback is appreciated.

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