Running USA Blog

The latest news and insight from Running USA's staff, board and member organizations.

Running USA is excited to announce best-selling author and world-renowned marketing expert Afdhel Aziz as the keynote for the 2018 Running USA Industry Conference, set to take place February 11-13 in Austin, Texas.
Afdhel Aziz, Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Marketer, to Deliver Keynote at the 2018 Running USA Industry Conference

Spotlight on the Sport: City2Surf

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: August 8, 2017
On Sunday, the largest race in the world takes place. While the TCS New York City Marathon, AJC Peachtree Road Race and others receive plenty of acclaim, it's The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac race in Sydney, Australia that brings together more than 80,000 runners year-after-year.
Spotlight on the Sport: City2Surf

Leslie Jordan Announces Benefits for Running USA Members

Source: Leslie Jordan, Inc.
Date: July 31, 2017
Benefits include a 5% discount and lowered minimums on in-stock apparel as well the debut of their new “Membership Match” program, which offers free apparel items in the dollar value that members have paid.
Leslie Jordan Announces Benefits for Running USA Members

Each Accelerator Series events offers half-day of programming with a diverse set of sessions, full of actionable takeaways, followed by a networking happy hour. Registration is set at $55 per attendee.
Registration is Now Open for Running USA's Accelerator Series Presented by Race Roster

Vendor Spotlight: Hightech Signs

By: Leah Etling, Running USA
Source: No Source
Date: July 18, 2017
Nearly 30 years of quality and consistency with a focus on the endurance event industry
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Vendor Spotlight: Hightech Signs

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

Running USA, Ashworth Awards Extend Partnership with New Three-Year Agreement

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: July 13, 2017
The agreement will continue to showcase the Massachusetts-based company as a valued partner, while being named the Official Medallions and Awards partner of Running USA.
Running USA, Ashworth Awards Extend Partnership with New Three-Year Agreement

Running USA, Race Roster Launch New Event Education Series for Race Directors

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: July 6, 2017
With a specific focus on marketing and sponsorship, these interactive events will bring together leaders in the industry to discuss best practices and work with race directors to develop and grow their businesses.
Running USA, Race Roster Launch New Event Education Series for Race Directors

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

Spotlight on the Sport: BibBoards

By: Leah Etling, Running USA
Source: No Source
Date: June 27, 2017
The running industry may have embraced technology whole-heartedly, but we still can’t break up with safety pins. Running USA vendor member BibBoards has a design to change that.
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Spotlight on the Sport: BibBoards

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