Running USA

2016 National Runner Survey
10,000+ Runners Provide Insight on Trends, Behaviors, Technology and More


2016 National Runner Survey - Running USAThe 2016 National Runner Survey is a comprehensive study designed to assess the demographics, lifestyle, attitudes, habits, and product preferences of the running population nationwide. This year's National Runner Survey is out, available to Running USA members for free and now available for purchase to non-Running USA members (see below).


The National Runner Survey is included as part of our Running USA membership benefits. If interested in learning more about membership, please visit our Membership Benefits page or reach out to Running USA Director of Membership Brian Lyons at


Use the National Runner Survey to connect with runners, grow and improve your event, find what motivates and inspires runners, understand the growing influence of technology and social media on the sport and much more.



Running USA Member FREE
Non-Member $159



The 2016 National Runner Survey is free if you are a Running USA member. An annual Running USA membership starts at $349 which includes a long list of benefits. For more details, please review our Membership Benefits page or reach out to Director of Membership Brian Lyons at


Purchase the 2016 National Runner Survey

We will send the National Runner Survey PDF via email once PayPal payment is confirmed


Initially launched in 2007, the National Runner Survey is distributed electronically to running event participants across the country. 


Areas of focus in this year's study, include:


  • Demographics
  • Technology
  • Social Media
  • Generations
  • Gender
  • Running Routine
  • Event Behavior
  • Running Shoes and Apparel
  • Health & Diet
  • Travel


For questions, contact Running USA Director of Communications Scott Bush at or Running USA Director of Research Jason Jacobsen at



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