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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

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

Running USA Members Elect Seven Industry Leaders to Board of Directors

By: Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: June 15, 2017
Running USA is excited to announce the addition of seven newly elected members to the Running USA Board of Directors, with the given slate of candidates passing with a strong majority of membership support during the recent Running USA elections.
Running USA Members Elect Seven Industry Leaders to Board of Directors

Spotlight on the Sport: Endurance Sportswire

By: Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: June 14, 2017
With 20,000 monthly visitors to her site, and more than 6,400 industry insiders receiving the daily and weekly newsletter, Wilmott has created the go-to resource for race directors and brands to share their news.
Spotlight on the Sport: Endurance Sportswire

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