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Thanksgiving Day Running Races Continue to See Strong Growth as Turkey Trot Traditions Continue

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: November 15, 2017
Thanksgiving Day maintains its top spot as the sport’s most popular day of the year to race, as a record 961,882 runners crossed a finish line in 2016.
Thanksgiving Day Running Races Continue to See Strong Growth as Turkey Trot Traditions Continue

The panel will debut an extensive, in-depth study conducted by Running USA on the subject of runner retention, while bringing together key industry leaders to discuss how race organizers can win back runners and attract new runners to run their races.
Running USA to Release Runner Retention Survey Results, Host Panel Moderated by Mary Wittenberg at 2018 Running USA Industry Conference

The Running USA 2017 Race Director Survey is Open

Source: Running USA
Date: November 9, 2017
This comprehensive survey captures the thoughts, feedback and opinions of race directors across the country and once complete will provide the industry an in-depth look at the trends and challenges of those putting on road race events.
The Running USA 2017 Race Director Survey is Open

Notes from the Road: Finisher Numbers are Down but the Sport is Still Strong

By: Rich Harshbarger, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: November 7, 2017
Running USA CEO Rich Harshbarger speaks to the decline of race participation, views it as a challenge and what Running USA is doing to help its members counteract the decline.
Notes from the Road: Finisher Numbers are Down but the Sport is Still Strong

Running USA Industry Conference Hotel Alert - Attendees and Exhibitors Please Read

By: Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: October 25, 2017
A few conference attendees have been contacted by a company, Convention Housing Planners (CHPlanners), stating that the Hilton Austin, the Running USA Industry Conference host hotel, is sold out. This is NOT the case.
Running USA Industry Conference Hotel Alert - Attendees and Exhibitors Please Read

ACTIVE Network is Title Sponsor of 2018 Running USA Industry Conference

By: Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: October 25, 2017
The long-time, recently extended partnership between Running USA and ACTIVE Network continues to support both short-term and long-term growth of the running industry’s premier conference, which is set to take place February 11-13, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
ACTIVE Network is Title Sponsor of 2018 Running USA Industry Conference

Spotlight on the Sport: Motiv Running

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: October 9, 2017
We recently caught up with new Running USA member Motiv Running. Hearing from Motiv Running's Chris Colón and Dan Vaughan, we get an introduction to the company, learn about what they are building, how they are reaching and motivating runners and much more.
Spotlight on the Sport: Motiv Running

Idea Labs to Bring Key Insights to Running’s Most Pressing Topics at the 2018 Running USA Industry Conference

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: October 4, 2017
This year’s collection of Idea Labs touch on a variety of topics, such as volunteer retention, technology trends, runner acquisition, understanding participant data, sponsorship summits, registration pricing strategies and much more.
Idea Labs to Bring Key Insights to Running’s Most Pressing Topics at the 2018 Running USA Industry Conference

As hundreds of race organizers and personnel, including more than 60 exhibitors, come together, the first day of the industry’s premier gathering offers attendees a handful of events to connect, share and learn.
New Networking Event, Awards Dinner and Innovation Showcase Highlight Day One Schedule of the 2018 Running USA Industry Conference

Spotlight on the Sport: AWP

By: Scott Bush, Running USA
Source: Running USA
Date: September 27, 2017
We recently caught up with Clint Thezan and Todd Crider of AWP, Running USA's "Official Traffic Control Company," who offered insights into AWP's offerings for road races, trends they are seeing in traffic management of road races and more.
Spotlight on the Sport: AWP

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