(March 22, 2023) – Great news! Registration is open now for a special 20th edition of the Running USA Industry Conference, set for Orlando, Fl. from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2024.
An earlier-than-usual date and schedule change, to a Wednesday to Friday event, allows the conference to be held immediately prior to the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Feb. 3 in downtown Orlando.
“We’re thrilled to be able to again hold the Industry Conference adjacent to an Olympic Trials race, like we did in 2016 in Los Angeles and in 2012 in Houston. These have been some of our most popular events ever and marking our 20th anniversary this way will be a special celebration,” said Christine Bowen, Chief Operating Officer of Running USA.
The annual Running USA conference brings together events, vendors, non-profits, event services and others involved in the running industry for three dynamic days of educational courses, networking events, inspirational speakers, sharing of research, an industry expo and much more. You can register here at the lowest price available, which will end on May 16.
“Our 2023 Industry Conference in Denver was one of our most vibrant ever, from the content presented to the compelling conversations among a diverse attendee base,” said Jeff Matlow, acting Executive Director of Running USA. “We look forward to building on that experience and elevating the event further in 2024.”
Have a great idea for content that will advance the running industry? The event will host an array of sessions focused on topic areas impacting the space, including (but not limited to) participant growth, retention, sponsorship, operations, controlling costs, marketing/communications, business best practices, inclusion, sustainability, succession planning, vendor relations, youth events and more.
Applications for those interested in potentially speaking at the 2024 event are now open and can be submitted here. Suggestions targeting events of all sizes are encouraged.
The host hotel for the 2024 Industry Conference is Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, where Running USA conferences were held in 2017 and 2021.
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. Read a statement from Running USA on the 2024 location.
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.