AWP Named Official Traffic Control Company of Running USA

Scott Bush, Running USA
Running USA
January 12, 2017

Traffic Management and Equipment Leader Continues to Support Running Industry


AWPWICHITA, Kan. – Running USA, the national trade organization of the running industry, is proud to announce Area Wide Protective (AWP), a leading traffic management services provider, as its Official Traffic Control Company.


For nearly ten years, AWP has kept runners and spectators safe, offering race organizers a variety of traffic control and equipment options. Whether an event needs signage, cones and barricades, planning and strategic guidance, management of government and police relations, engineered Temporary Traffic Control Plans or trained professionals on course, AWP manages the logistical issues of traffic, road closures and parking so race directors can focus on other areas of need during race weekend.


“Safety is of the upmost importance at every road race, which is why we’re so excited to partner with AWP,” said Rich Harshbarger, Running USA CEO. “AWP brings a wealth of support and guidance to all of their clients and we look forward to sharing their expertise with the industry.”


As part of the partnership, AWP is offering a first-time order discount to Running USA members, giving race organizers an even greater incentive to have professional traffic management support. In addition, AWP comes on as a presenting sponsor of the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference.


“We are excited to join the Running USA family and look forward to partnering with its members to provide the protection necessary for a successful event,” said Clint Thezan, Director of Event Services at AWP.


To learn more about Running USA, visit and to learn more about AWP, visit


About Running USA

Running USA is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization devoted to improving the status and experience of distance running and racing in the United States through collective marketing and promotions, information and communications within the industry and to the national media, services to events and industry members, and the development of American world class stars. It seeks the advancement of the sport and the provision of value to each of its members' events and businesses. For more information, visit


About Area Wide Protective

AWP has been providing safe, compliant traffic control services to special events, utilities, municipalities, and contractor companies since 1993. Our more than 60 locations provide best-in-class operations that span more than 19 states on a daily basis. As America’s Traffic Control leader, AWP’s mission is to make roads safer. AWP is a comprehensive, one-stop traffic control organization, providing around the clock service every day of the year

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