Premier Event Management (PEM) is America’s preeminent race director for endurance event race production, race management, road races and triathlon from coast to coast. The New Orleans based company was formed in 1993 with its principals having race management experience since the late 1970’s.
PEM produces close to 30 triathlons, cycling and road races each year, and has produced and/or timed regional, national, and international championships. Events of note are IRONMAN 70.3 New Orleans, New York City Triathlon, Best Damn Race New Orleans, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, the Escape Triathlon Series, Mississippi Blues Marathon, Bike the Big Easy, Shamrockin’ Run 8K New Orleans, Naperville Sprint Triathlon, Naperville Women’s Triathlon, Big Easy Running Festival, Tyler Half Marathon and the Williams Bay Triathlon at Geneva Lake.
PEM also launched the National Women’s Running Series with events in Washington, DC, Naperville, IL, Wilmington, DE, Alpharetta, GA, Boise, ID and Napa, CA.
In 2019 PEM will host and produce the New Orleans ITU Triathlon World Cup, adding to its triathlon portfolio another international championship in North America on a global stage!
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 consulting services, sponsorship consultation to complete turnkey productions. PEM has the ability to make every event look and feel like a World Championship!