See what our clients are saying about working with Race Day Events!


I just can’t say enough great things about Race Day Events and the amazing staff that help put on the best events in the Midwest. As a runner, triathlete and race director myself, I have worked with, and experienced the expertise of the staff at Race Day first hand. Race Day has grown from a small hobby and dream of one individual into a thriving, compassionate and successful business. Ryan Griessmeyer and his staff know all the ins and outs of the business, from equipment rental, course layouts, registration, awards, t-shirts, volunteers and race permits. These guys even know how to put on a pretty amazing Taste of Madison!

Teaming with Race Day Events over the last 7 years has allowed me to focus my attention on other more important parts of race directing. As a athlete, I am always looking for Race Day races first! Whatever your needs are, Race Day is sure to surpass your expectations.
— Stacy Hastings, Race Director of Parkinson's Half Marathon & 5K
I participated in the Pardeeville Triathlon. First, let me just say it is an AWESOME event & I had a great time! Every detail was taken care of ..a beautiful place for a tri, organized, friendly, a really great experience!
— Brenda Klink, Participant
Just wanted to extend a thanks for your team that helped with PSCS. They were incredibly capable and extremely helpful.  We could have hired a different fence contractor but none would have came remotely close. I would suggest your crew a hundred times over. We really appreciate the professionalism of your staff and willingness to get the job done. They absolutely exceeded expectations.

- Prairie State Cycling

The superior level of organization, event management and professionalism of Race Day Events is reflected in the wonderful job they do with MFI’s events: the Madison Marathon and Half, Twilight 10/5k and Taste of Madison. They are “hands on”, extremely knowledgeable and always look to improve the events. RDE’s staff, both full and part-time are smart, hard working and make every event look its best!
— Rita Kelliher, President of Madison Festivals, Inc.
As an event organizer, I can rent quality fencing from many different vendors. What sets Race Day Events apart is their first class service that comes along with the fence.
From set up to tear down and everything else in between, Race Day’s experience staff manages the whole process so I can focus on other aspects of the event.
— Tom Schuler, Quad Cities Criterium
This was my first time doing this race, and it was well organized and has a very nice flat-ish course. Loved that they allowed my dog to run with me - he had a blast! Will definitely be doing this one again; nice to have this race as an option for the first race of the year.
— Terie Engelbrecht, New Year's Day Dash Participant
Just wanted to say what a great race you guys put on on Sunday June 24. This is the first time I had raced in the PP event, after hearing so much good news from prior race participants. You guys really put on a great event, and what a great location - even though technically not a closed bike course, it felt like it as traffic was very light. Anyway thanks for your work and your great volunteer group!!
— Michael Lewis, Participant
I want you to know how much I appreciate the great work Race Day Events did for our Mad City Ultras races in April. You were on time (early, actually) for the set up of our start/finish line structures and equipment. The equipment worked to perfection. Your marking of the various “no parking” areas was spot-on. No problems were encountered during the long day of our event. And then you returned at the time promised and disassembled and removed all the RDE stuff, leaving the site closed in an orderly and timely manner. Thank you for a job well done.
— Tim Yanacheck, Race Director - Mad City Ultras
Race Day Events has a reputation for being one of the best event management businesses in the country. In working with them on events in the past, it was an easy decision to bring them in to help with the first Salisbury Marathon/Half-Marathon/5k event in late April. RDE has been there, every step of the way, to help plan the logistics of the event and we look forward to their professional execution of our events. TCR Event Management and Race Day Events are working together to make sure that this race will be a memorable experience for all involved.
— Jason Chance, TCR Event Managment
Employees are always very polite. Races are well managed, and thought out. Also love the bling.
— Michael Parsons, Facebook Post