Class Library Mary Wittenberg on planning the NYC Marathon

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  • Title:Mary Wittenberg on planning the NYC Marathon
  • Category:Maverick Series Interviews
  • Level:All
  • Instructor:Maverick Series
  • Length:41 min
  • Posted:10/5/2010
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Get an inside peak at what''s involved in planning the biggest marathon in the world. Hear the President of NY Road Runners, and Race Director of the NYC Marathon, Mary Wittenberg, explain what the planning process is like, how she navigates the numerous city and federal agencies and supporting vendors in managing her many events.  Filmed on location at Gotham Hall, NYC.

ILEA Approved ContentThis course is ILEA Approved with content that is alligned with the International Live Events Association's Core Curriculum. ILEA Approved is the international education standard selected for creative event professionals and has been developed to recognize specific content that has significance for the global creative events industry. Click Here to learn more about ILEA.

ILEA Core Curriculum Key Competencies Category for this course / content: 
Event Planning

Learning Outcomes

    1. Hear war stories about the race, including things that may surprise you, and how they were overcome.
    2. How she got into events, including her biggest disappointment.
    3. How sustainability factors into her events.

Table of Contents

Watch the Full Interview
Mary Wittenberg - Full Interview 40:34
Watch the Interview in Chapters
How Did You Get Into Events? 6:15
On Being the First Woman In Charge of a Major Marathon 2:33
On Leadership 1:15
Overcoming Career Disapointment & Setbacks 3:08
Dealing with City Agencies 3:33
Where Are You During the Marathon? 2:20
War Stories 5:31
What About the Race Would Surprise People? 2:25
On Sustainability 2:18
How Is Technology Changing Your Events? 2:24
What Kind of People Do You Look to Hire? 2:35
What's Your Post-Event Ritual? 1:52
Do You Still Run? 3:05
Proudest Achievements 4:16

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