Update: As of 11/16/23, 2024 award nominations are now closed. Thank you!

Honorees for the Hall of Champions, Women’s Leadership Award and Award of Excellence will be recognized at the Industry Conference presented by haku in Orlando, Florida

(Oct. 4, 2023) – Nominations are now being accepted for Running USA’s 2024 Industry Awards, which will be presented at the 20th Industry Conference presented by haku in Orlando. The event will be held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2024 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

“We encourage anyone connected with the running industry to nominate outstanding leaders, mentors, trailblazers and gamechangers for our 20th anniversary conference awards,” said Kathleen Titus, Board President and interim Executive Director of Running USA. “This is going to be a truly special event and celebration.”

Find the nomination form here (submissions are due Wednesday, Nov. 15), and read on for more details:

The 2024 awards are:

The Running USA Hall of Champions will welcome its 20th inductee class. The Hall of Champions recognizes leaders who have helped make road running the successful industry it is today. Nominate a Hall of Champions prospect.

The Running USA Women’s Leadership Award honors a woman who has been a leader, innovator and serves the sport with distinction. Nominate a Women’s Leadership prospect.

The Award of Excellence, first presented in 2021, will recognize outstanding contributions, initiative, leadership or innovation in the running industry. Honorees can be individuals or a group, program or organization and should be demonstrably driving positive change in the industry. Nominate a potential Award of Excellence honoree.

Background on the awards, as well as past recipients, can be found here.

Please note: Running USA hopes to celebrate honorees in person at the event, so please consider nominating those who will be attending the conference. All nominations are welcome and will be given equal consideration by the selection committee.

Not registered for the 2024 Industry Conference presented by haku yet? Sign up today, and contact membership@runningusa.org for custom discount codes if you are an active Running USA member.

About the Industry Conference

Since its origins as a small gathering of Running USA’s founders in Southern California in 2004, the Running USA Industry Conference presented by Race Roster has grown to becoming the best-attended, most esteemed gathering of running industry professionals from around the USA and the world. Now moving locations each year, the conference has been held in Los Angeles, San Diego, Savannah, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, New Orleans, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas and returns to Orlando for the 2024 event.

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.