CONFERENCE SOLD OUT! Running USA 2014 is full to capacity and will not be able to accomodate on-site registrations.
We appreciate your support and hope to see you in New Orleans in 2015!
Running USA 2014: The 11th Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE Network will be held in San Diego, CA at the Marriott Marquis & Marina. This hotel is located right across from The Gaslamp, a great way to take in San Diego's offerings.
The conference planning commitee has put together the best content and the best speakers for this signature industry event. Whether you are an event director, media, vendor, charity partner, etc. this is the MUST attend Running Industry Event.
Preliminary Schedule Hightlights (speakers and times subject to change)
*Competitor Group, a Running USA Presenting Partner, will be hosting its annual Endurance Live event on Saturday evening at the Marriott. CGI is generously offering a 20% discount to those that are registered for the Running USA conference. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of this offer.
Sunday, February 9th
ACTIVE Network Power Plant Snack Break - 3:00 PM - Rancho Santa Fe 1
Round Table Sessions - 3:15 - 4:30 PM
Panel Discussion - 3:15 - 4:30 PM
What Running CAn Learn from Triathlon: Jack Caress (President, Triathlon Business International), Paula Newby-Fraser (8-time Ironman champion) and Mike Reilly (Ironman announcer; moderated by Mike Plant
MarathonFoto Reception - 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Hall of Champions Dinner Event presented by Competitor Goup - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Presentation of the 5th Allan Steinfeld Development Award and announcement of the 2014 Hall of Champions Inductees - 11th Class. And new for 2014 - The "Runners Roast". This years recipient will be Bart Yasso. Join us for an evening of industry stories about a running, adventures and other highlights. Silent Auction closes at 9:00pm.
Tuesday, February 11th
Morning Fun Run with DMSE Sports 6:30 AM
Supercharge Breakfast located in Expo - 7:00-8:00 AM
General Session: How to Bring More Diversity to the Sport - 8:30-10:30 AM
A specially selected panel will address the industry regarding diversity in the sport. How do we bring more African Americans, Latinos and others to the starting line? What are the challenges? Are there cultural and language barriers? This is very thought-provoking topic can no longer be left unaddressed by our industry.
We are pleased to announce that this distinguished panel and important topic will be opened by Leo Manzano, 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist.
General Session Panel Discussion - 10:45 AM - Noon
Elite Athlete Relationships: Merhawi Keflezighi (agent/manager), Leo Manzano (2012 Olympic 1500m silver medalist) and Stephanie Rothstein Bruce (professional runner); moderated by Creigh Kelley
Ashworth Awards Luncheon - 12:15 PM
Idea Labs: 1:45 - 3:15 PM
ACTIVE Network Power Plant Snack Break - 3:15 PM Rancho Santa Fe 1
General Session: 3:30-4:30
Dave McGillivray, President of DMSE Sports, presents 30-Plus Years in the Industry: Past, Present and Future. This session will be geared towards the entire industry. No matter if you are a vendor, race director, media or consultant this session will provide a rich take away.
Poolside Closing Networking Reception presented by Mobile View, LLC - 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Join us poolside to enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and make those final connections. ACTIVE Network will be on hand to take sign-ups for the 2015 event at a deeply discounted rate.