While maintaining its HQ in WNC Event Mercenaries relocated its operational base to England in support of the London 2012 Summer Olympic & Paralympic Games. For a period of nearly two years managed venue logistics operations at the Main Media Centre (MMC). Located within the Olympic Park the MMC complex served as a 24/7 media hub catering to over 25,000 broadcasters, photographers and print journalists as they broadcast to a worldwide audience.
Event Mercenaries were based in Whistler, BC, Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. We oversaw the aspects of venue operations – construction, fit out, operation and load out of the Mountain Broadcast Centre and Whistler Media Center. Games time roles included the coordination of media interface at the Whistler Celebration Plaza during nightly medals ceremonies.
Event Mercenaries staff were integral to media operations a the Whistler Olympic Park during ski jumping and Nordic combined events.
Event Mercenaries has been the logistical backbone of XTERRA since 1999. Initially providing core operational and staffing support we expanded our services in 2001 to build the XTERRA Point Series from scratch. The XPS unites independently produced off-road triathlons under a common structure of course design, competition rules, sponsor partnerships, and regional/national rankings. We have managed every aspect of the Series – now boasting a 12 month season and 70+ races in 30+ states.
Big Dam Bridge 100
Annually the The Big Dam Bridge 100 attracts over 3,00 cyclists from around the nation and over 20 countries to Little Rock for Arkansas’ largest cycling tour. Celebrating the “Big Dam Bridge” – the longest pedestrian/bicycle purpose built span in North America – the ride offers routes ranging between 15 and 100 miles.
Event Mercenaries staff represent the event in ECC – Event Command Center. The interagency multijurisdictional team coordinates all aspect EMS response, traffic control, mechanical, aid station supply, sag/sweep, and rider services.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in whose mission is to inspire girls in the 3rd through 8th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The 24-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.
Each year Event Mercenaries is thrilled to sponsor the GOTR of Western North Carolina with infrastructure, communications, and logistics support during their Spring and Fall 5K events.