Event Management Study

The study, which is based on the input of event management professionals from events of all sizes around the United States, includes summary event data, expectations, stresses and projections for the year ahead. The study is highly useful for industry events and professionals looking to assess their performance against reliable industry benchmarks.

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The most popular half-day educational series in the running industry: Next up, join us in Portland or Seattle in September!
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Running USA content resources: guides, white papers, case studies and best practices will help you improve your event..
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Through educational initiatives, industry research, events, networking opportunities, media exposure and a host of other avenues, we help races and vendors grow and thrive.

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About Running USA

Since 1999, our core mission has been to advance and grow the running industry. Through educational initiatives, industry research, events, networking opportunities, media relations and a host of other avenues, we've continued to expand our mission, while helping the hundreds of Running USA members manage and develop their races and businesses.  Joining Running USA provides you the opportunity to create new partnerships, contribute to the future of the sport, and most importantly, advance your company's bottom line.

Whether it is the quick, helpful responses to our questions or the networking opportunities that provide us with wisdom and expertise from around the industry, Running USA helps our organization run more efficiently.
-Heidi Swartz, Executive Director, Cowtown Marathon

Research Update

The 2018 National Runner Survey is a comprehensive study designed to assess the demographics, lifestyle, attitudes, habits, and product preferences of the running population nationwide. This year's National Runner Survey is available to Running USA members for free and to the public for purchase. Use the National Runner Survey to connect with runners, grow and improve your event, find what motivates and inspires runners, understand the growing influence of technology and social media on the sport and much more. 

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2020 Industry Conference

Running USA 2020 promises to deliver the vital
programming and networking opportunities
you' need at the largest industry conference.
Join the industry's leaders and help define the
future of the sport at this beloved annual event
on Feb. 9-11 in Las Vegas. 



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