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Running USA Conference 2014

We appreciate your support and hope to see you in New Orleans in 2015!


Running USA 2015: The 12th Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE Network will be held in New Orleans, LA at the Hilton Riveside New Orleans. This hotel is located on the bank of the Mississippi River in the hear of NOLA just steps from the French Quarter.

Whether you are an event director, media, vendor, charity partner, show company, athelete, etc. this is the MUST attend Running Industry Event. 

Preliminary Schedule Hightlights (speakers and times subject to change).


Sunday, February 8th

Expo and Conference Registration Open - 12:00 PM
Industry Innovation Showcase presented by ChronoTrack - Noon - 4:00 PM
Fourteen leading companies, in 15-minute segments, will present the latest running industry products, gear and technologies. Great kick-off to Running USA 2014! Warm pretzels will be served.
Head-Start Workshop - 1:00 PM
  • Introduction to Running USA - hear from veteran attendees how to make the most of your time at the conference.
Leslie Jordan Opening Reception - 6:30 PM
Registration closes - 8:00 PM   (outside the expo doors)
Monday, February 9th
Morning Yoga - 7:00 AM
Expo & Conference Registration 
Supercharge Breakfast Located Expo - 7:00-8:00 AM
General Sessions - 8:30 AM
Opening Remarks from the Running USA CEO - Rich Harshbarger. Listen as Rich Harshbarger reviews Running USA's progress in 2014 and provides insight into the State of the Sport.
General Session: 9:00 AM
Break - 10:00-10:30 AM
Idea Labs - 10:30-11:30 AM
  • Building Relationships with Specialty Retailers
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Millennial Trends 
Registration closes - 11:00 AM   Expo Entrance
Women's Trailblazer Award Luncheon sponsored by The ACTIVE Network - 12:00 PM
Round Tables - 2:00-4:00 PM
  • Medical Best Practices
  • Community Engagement
  • Staffing Your Organization
  • How are you Attracting Millennials
  • Do You Need a VIP Program?
  • Specialty Retailer Engagment
  • How Does Your Event Standout

Expo Break - 4:00-5:30 PM

Marathonfoto Reception - 5:30-6:30 PM

Running USA Hall of Champions Dinner - 7:00-9:00

  • Dinner & Entertainment
  • Hall of Champions Inductees
  • Allan Steinfeld Development Award Presentation

Tuesday, February 10th

Morning Fun Run with DMSE Sports 6:30 AM

Supercharge Breakfast located in Expo - 7:00-8:00 AM

General Session: Women in the Sport of Running - 8:40-9:45 AM

  • Hear from a panel of woman industry experts on how woman are influencing the sport of running and how your business can benefit.

Expo Break - 9:45-10:30 AM

Expo Closes - 10:30 AM

General Session Panel - Charities and Why They Are The Important to the Sport - 10:30-11:30 AM moderated by Donna Grogan, VP of Development and Fundraising, Lupus Foundation of America

Ashworth Awards Luncheon - 12:15 PM

Idea Labs: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

  1. Topic 1
  2. Topic 2
  3. Topic 3

General Session: 3:30-4:30 - Join us as we close our 2015 event in looking forward to 2016. Prepare to be inspired!

Mark Twain Pation Closing Reception  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 2016 event at a deeply discounted rate.


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