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Chapter 11 Running the Risk Examining the risk management practices surrounding the 2011 Kimberley Ultramarathon

DOI: 10.23912/9781915097101-5233

ISBN: 9781915097101

Published: May 2022

Component type: chapter

Published in: Events Mismanagement

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781915097101-4980



Many different risks exist in staging a major sporting event and subsequently, there are various risk management strategies available to event organisers to protect all of the stakeholders involved. Risk management can be defined as ‘a proactive process that involves assessing all possible risks to the event and its stakeholders by strategically anticipating, preventing, minimising and planning responses to mitigate those identified risks’. This chapter explores the key theoretical concepts pertaining to risk management within events development and examines these specifically in relation to the staging of the 2011 Kimberley Ultramarathon in Australia, as a case study. Limited research exists in relation to extreme sporting events and this analysis will benefit event management practice by identifying key areas of risk and recommendations for future consideration and implementation within the staging of similar and events in general.

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Lade, C. (2022) "Chapter 11 Running the Risk Examining the risk management practices surrounding the 2011 Kimberley Ultramarathon" In: Brown, T., Higson, P. & Gaston, L. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781915097101-5233


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