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

USA Today Features Running USA Race Data

Date: April 22, 2014
Running USA data was included in a front page snapshot in the April 21, 2014 edition of USA Today, featuring the age disbursement of American marathon runners.
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Back to Boston: Running USA CEO Statement

By: Rich Harshbarger, Running USA
Date: April 21, 2014
One year ago today, our sport and industry was rocked by a deliberate, deadly act of senseless violence that shocked and angered the nation and world. Immediately, the running community and Americans at-large responded with an outpouring of love and support for those injured and impacted.
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Buyer Beware: RRCA Tips for Safe Race Registration

By: Jean Knaack, RRCA Executive Director
Source: RRCA
Date: March 4, 2014
There is nothing more frustrating than hearing stories about race promoters that sell entry fees only to cancel their race with minimal notice, provide no refunds, and only vague excuses or false information as to why the event has been cancelled.
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Buyer Beware: RRCA Tips for Safe Race Registration

Q&A with New Running USA CEO

Source: Running USA
Date: February 18, 2014
Running USA is excited to welcome Rich Harshbarger as our new CEO, the fourth executive officer in the organization’s 15-year history.
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Q&A with New Running USA CEO

Who are the Best Recognized Running Personalities?

Date: February 4, 2014
Running USA survey results are featured in new infographic that appeared in USA Today on Monday, February 3, 2014.
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Who are the Best Recognized Running Personalities?

Running USA Member Photo Contest Winner Announced!

Date: January 16, 2014
CONGRATS to Brae Blackley and the ZOOMA Women’s Race Series on the winning photo! We look forward to releasing the 2014 Women’s National Runner Survey at this year’s annual Running USA Conference in just a few short weeks.
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Running USA Member Photo Contest Winner Announced!

Trot First, Then Turkey

Date: November 27, 2013
An infographic illustrates how Thanksgiving Day has become the most popular holiday for recreational distance running in the USA.
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Trot First, Then Turkey

Mobile Success: Fifth Third River Bank Run’s App

By: Scott Bush
Date: November 11, 2013
One of the best apps in the industry is from the Fifth Third River Bank Run. Working with Michigan-based Grand Apps, the event built an app perfect for both participants and spectators.
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Mobile Success: Fifth Third River Bank Run’s App

Five Apps to Benefit Your Races

By: Scott Bush
Date: September 23, 2013
As low-tech a putting on a road race can seem these days, your participants are embracing technology more than ever. How are you incorporating technology into your event and pre-race build-up?
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Five Apps to Benefit Your Races

National Running Day, an Op-Ed Piece

By: Desiree Peterkin-Bell, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Marathon
Date: June 5, 2013
Today is National Running Day and I want to share with you how running impacts us all.
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National Running Day, an Op-Ed Piece

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