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2013 National Runner Survey
The biennial National Runner Survey compiled and produced Running USA is a comprehensive survey that includes demographics, lifestyle, attitudes, habits and product preferences of the core running population nationwide. More than 30,000 runners responded to this survey and represent "core runners" (i.e., active adult participants who tend to enter running events and train year round).
2012 Women's National Runner Survey
The Women's National Runner Survey from Running USA is a comprehensive survey designed to assess the demographics, lifestyle, attitudes, habits, and product preferences of the FEMALE running population nationwide. More than 5,000 runners responded to the survey and represent "core runners"; that is active adult FEMALE participants who tend to enter running events and train year round.
2012 U.S. Road Race Demographics
Participation, Median Time and Average Age
2012 U.S. Largest Race Top 10
|1)||58,043||Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race 10K||Atlanta, GA||07/04/12|
|2)||48,229||Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K||Spokane, WA||05/06/12|
|3)||47,925||Dick's Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER 10K||Boulder, CO||05/28/12|
|4)||37,475||Bank of America Chicago Marathon||Chicago, IL||10/07/12|
|5)||36,755||Cooper River Bridge Run 10K||Charleston, SC||03/31/12|
|6)||34,369||Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K||Chicago, IL||03/25/12|
|7)||34,068||Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Mile||Philadelphia, PA||05/16/12|
|8)||33,329||Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K||Richmond, VA||03/31/12|
|9)||31,170||OneAmerica 500 Festival Half-Marathon||Indianapolis, IN||05/05/12|
|10)||24,069||Honolulu Marathon||Honolulu, HI||12/09/12|
2010-12 Largest Road Race Lists posted here.
Ryan Lamppa, Media Director
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Tracy Yoder, Demographics