Premier Event Management (PEM) is an industry leading endurance sports production company specializing in running, triathlon, and cycling events. We produce and manage 20 high quality events each year including regional, national, and international competitions. The New Orleans based company was formed in 1993 with its founders having race management experience since the late 1970’s.
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PEM also created the National Women’s Running Series with events currently in Arlington, TX, Alpharetta, GA, Durham, NC, Bloomington, MN, Nashville, TN, New Orleans, LA, Napa, CA, Naperville, IL, Washington, DC (National), Wilmington, DE, Twin Cities, MN, Omaha, NE, Des Moines, IA, Kansas City, MO.
Historically, PEM has produced the ITU World Cup, the 2002 ITU World Duathlon Championships, Toyota US Open Triathlon Championship and 2004 and 2008 Olympic Triathlon Trials as well as the largest Ironman event in the world, the 2009 Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans. In the Fall of 2016, PEM produced the USAT Women’s Collegiate National Championships, USAT Draft Legal Sprint Triathlon World Qualifier and USAT Draft Legal Sprint Duathlon World Qualifier. PEM also produced the former Hy-Vee Triathlon and Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship.
In addition to production of wholly owned events, PEM also provides all services required in multi-sport event production. PEM is a ChronoTrack/Athlinks Services timer, owning one of the largest fleets of timing equipment in the South. The company has the ability to provide any services required for new or established events from a local 5k running event to a complete turnkey production of a large scale 30,000 participant event. PEM has the ability to make every event look and feel like a World Championship!