(September 21, 2022) – Running USA and Race Roster are excited to announce the full speaker slates for three previously unveiled Fall 2022 Accelerator Series events. Registration is open and attendees are urged to sign up today to save a spot.

The Accelerator Series events feature compelling speakers and are a great way to get to know the industry’s non-profit trade organization and experience a small taste of the type of content presented at the annual Industry Conference.

There will be insight on industry trends, such as building community and creatively marketing to new participants, digital/data-driven business strategy and much more.

The half day workshops and their speaker lineups as follows:

Savannah, Ga. on Monday, Oct. 17 at Service Brewing Company – register now.

  • ·         Savannah speakers: Alex Vander Hoeven, CEO of ASICS Apps, on Accelerating Event Growth; Troy Schooley, CEO of P3R, on the Evolution of Sponsorship; Meg Treat, CEO of Treat Public Relations, on Marketing Communications.


Denver, Colo. on Friday, Oct. 21 at Jacksons LODO – register now.

  • ·         Denver speakers: Dave Basacco, VP of Event Growth at Race Roster, on Accelerating Event Growth; Andy Wallace, VP of Programs and Partnerships at BibRave, on Optimizing Sponsorship with Digital Activations; Mary Beth Johnson, Community Engagement Manager for Chicago Event Management, on Community Engagement Stratgies.


Arlington, Va. on Friday, Oct. 28 at The Board Room – register now.

  • ·         Arlington speakers: Lauren Eubank Millard, Director of Sponsorship at Sports Backers, and Mike Sommers, Event and Partnerships Director at Nuun Hydration, on the Secrets of Successful Partnerships; Kathleen Titus, Owner/Race Director at All Fitness Events, on Community Engagement Strategies; Dave Basacco, VP of Event Growth at Race Roster, on Accelerating Event Growth.

You can register now for any of the three locations.

“This is one of our strongest programming lineups in the history of the Accelerator Series – I know it’s a busy time of year for many, but you truly don’t want to miss out on these sessions next month,” said Christine Bowen, Chief Operating Officer of Running USA.

In Savannah, Running USA is grateful for the support of Running USA member Savannah Sports Council, which has contributed towards the production costs of the event. Anyone interested in supporting the Denver or Washington Accelerator events should reach out to Running USA.


The Running USA Accelerator Series has brought timely educational opportunities to cities around the U.S. over the last five years.

About Race Roster

Race Roster is an online platform that helps runners register for virtual and in-person running events. As a trusted technology partner, Race Roster’s extensive industry knowledge and data insights help solve event organizer challenges. We pride ourselves on supporting event organizers and their participants from start to finish. For more information, visit RaceRoster.com

About Running USA

Running USA is a non-profit organization committed to the growth and success of the running industry. Our promise is to deliver quality education, exceptional industry content, valuable research and ample networking opportunities. We connect. We support. We educate. Running USA brings together an entire community. As the voice of endurance running, we’re all about connection and collaboration. Whether we’re connecting race organizers with sponsors, partners and athletes, or connecting our members with vital information and best practices, our goal is to raise the profile of running and help more people get more out of it. For more information, visit runningusa.org