Annual Reports

Mile Road Race Numbers Continue to Rise with Nearly 150,000 Finishers in 2016

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: July 14, 2017
In 2016, 149,000 runners crossed the finish line of a mile road race, eclipsing the past record of 117,000 set in 2014.
Mile Road Race Numbers Continue to Rise with Nearly 150,000 Finishers in 2016

Fourth of July Races Experience Record-Setting Growth in 2016

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: June 29, 2017
Last year, the Fourth of July saw a record 329,620 runners cross a finish line, marking 13% year-over-year growth, while eclipsing the former finisher record of 314,860 finishers set in 2013.
Fourth of July Races Experience Record-Setting Growth in 2016

2016 Running USA Annual Half Marathon Report

By: Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: June 20, 2017
A total of 1,900,000 runners finished a half marathon in the U.S. in 2016, down from the record high of just over two million finishers in 2014 and slightly down from the 1,986,600 total in 2015.
2016 Running USA Annual Half Marathon Report

2016 Running USA Annual Marathon Report

By: Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: June 15, 2017
In 2016, there were a total of 507,600 finishers in the marathon in the U.S., a slight decrease from 2015 totals, but still the fifth highest finisher total in history.
2016 Running USA Annual Marathon Report

2016 Largest Road Races Report

By: Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: June 13, 2017
The annual Running USA Largest Road Races Report shows in 2016 that the seven largest races each retained their 2015 ranking, while six races appeared in the top 50 for the first time.
2016 Largest Road Races Report

The 2016 Race Director Survey is Open - Take the Survey Today

By: Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: September 26, 2016
The 2016 Race Director Survey is a comprehensive survey capturing the thoughts and feedback of race directors across the industry.
The 2016 Race Director Survey is Open - Take the Survey Today

2015 Running USA Annual Marathon Report

By: Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: May 25, 2016
In 2015, there were a total of 509,000 finishers in the marathon in the U.S., down from the record high of 550,600 finishers in 2014, seeing a net loss of 8% year-over-year.
2015 Running USA Annual Marathon Report

2015 Running USA Annual Half Marathon Report

Source: Running USA
Date: May 25, 2016
After a record year in 2014, the number of U.S. Half Marathon finishers declined in 2015. Following similar trends other race distances, the half marathon distance experienced a net loss of 3% year-over-year.
2015 Running USA Annual Half Marathon Report

2015 State of the Sport – Largest Road Races

Source: Running USA
Date: April 19, 2016
The annual Running USA State of the Sport: Largest Road Races shows in 2015 that the top five largest races retain their top billing, while seven races move into the top 50 and a number of others move up in the rankings.
2015 State of the Sport – Largest Road Races

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