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Spotlight on the Sport: Runfari

By: Leah Etling, Running USA
Date: August 24, 2015
Runfari helps runners connect their running with their vacations, ensuring that athletic goals, relaxation and fun can all be obtained at one destination.
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Spotlight on the Sport: The Giant Race

By: Leah Etling, Running USA
Date: August 17, 2015
"We really have found the perfect combination of running and baseball. For our participants, finishing their run/walk on the field with their name/image in lights is an experience not to be missed," - Scott Anderson, The Giant Race
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Spotlight on the Sport: The Giant Race

Next year, Leslie Jordan will mark her 30th year in the custom athletic apparel business. After three decades, the Portland, Oregon based manufacturer has a strong track record of meeting the needs of events large and small.
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Spotlight on the Sport: Leslie Jordan Apparel Design & Mfg Co.

The TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine, marked the first of an exciting six event series, Connect: Running USA + Eventbrite. The new series provides an opportunity for those in the running industry to network in a casual and intimate environment.
New Series

Spotlight on the Sport: The Super Run

By: Leah Etling, Running USA
Date: August 3, 2015
“We're like a ComicCon with running shoes on. Everybody has a lot of fun,” – CEO Justin Draplin
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Spotlight on the Sport: The Super Run

Spotlight on the Sport: Elinor Fish, Run Wild

Date: July 27, 2015
Run Wild is a running lifestyle brand that supports runners of all experience levels on their quest to better running and health. Run Wild is home to the Healthy Running Revolution, which offers wellness retreats in the world’s best trail running destinations, day-long workshops, online coaching and much more.
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2015 State of the Sport - U.S. Race Trends

Source: Running USA
Date: July 13, 2015
After experiencing 300% growth from 1990 to 2013, running event finishers in 2014 remains nearly consistent with the all-time record set in 2013. While the marathon and half marathon continue to grow, other distances declined.
2015 State of the Sport - U.S. Race Trends

Eight New Members Elected to Running USA Board of Directors

By: Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: July 2, 2015
Running USA, the national non-profit trade organization for running events and businesses, is pleased to announce the addition of eight newly elected members to the Running USA Board of Directors.
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Eight New Members Elected to Running USA Board of Directors

Notes From the Road with Running USA CEO Rich Harshbarger

By: Rich Harshbarger, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: June 17, 2015
Since our annual conference in New Orleans, I have had the opportunity to meet with many of our members, sponsors and prospective partners. I’ve worked finish lines and registration tables; distributed bibs and been in operations centers; I’ve met with partners in their board rooms and workshops to gain a better understanding of how our members do business daily.
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Extreme Events in National Media Spotlight

By: Leah Etling, Running USA
Date: June 16, 2015
De Sena will speak on the second day of Running USA’s June 28-29 event, “The Next Evolution,” presented by Events.com
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Extreme Events in National Media Spotlight

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