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Inclusion Best Practices for Events: Documents
On June 16, 2022, Running USA hosted a webinar on Inclusion Best Practices for Events with the Equality Institute. Thanks to Bernadette Smith, Patti Flynn and Brooks Sports for making this presentation possible.  (If you missed the session, you can view it here.) The Equality Institute surveyed Running USA members in early 2022 to direct the development of resources and guidelines for improving inclusiveness at events of all kinds. Takeaways from the session include a comprehensive Event Inclusion Guide with best practices to put into action and a Transgender and Nonbinary Inclusion Policy Template that events can easily adopt. Both documents are available for download here: Event Inclusion Guide Transgender and Nonbinary Inclusion Policy Template Equality Institute training resources  
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Brooks Booster Club Funds Running's Future Stars
Founded in 2015, the Brooks Booster Club has helped 150 schools and 6,100 young runners across the country.
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Interview with Alison Désir
Désir has been a force in the movement for improved access and racial inclusion in road running, and she currently co-chairs the Running Industry Diversity Coalition (RIDC), an organization that is working to “create a more equitable and inclusive running industry where race, religion, gender identity, sexuality, immigration status, socioeconomic status, and ability do not serve as barriers for full enjoyment.”
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Catching up with Ted Metellus, NYC Marathon race director
For New York City native Ted Metellus, recently being named race director of the TCS New York City Marathon has been not just a career milestone, but the closing of a loop. Many may not know that Ted’s first official job in the running industry was also with the New York Road Runners, back in 2001.