Running USA and Race Roster are excited to announce that they will again be partnering on essential content for the running industry with two in-person Accelerator Series events taking place this Fall. 

The Running USA Accelerator Series has brought timely educational opportunities to cities around the U.S. over the last five years. In 2020, the pandemic prompted the series to go virtual in a successful and well-attended pivot.

Half-day 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.

“We look forward to getting back on the road and reaching running industry professionals we may not have had the chance to meet. Thanks to Race Roster for continuing to support this dynamic small-format learning opportunity for event producers,” said Christine Bowen, Chief Operating Officer of Running USA.

“It is our mission to solve event organizer problems. Therefore, our approach with the Accelerator Series this year is two pronged; we will be sharing what we believe will be necessary to succeed in the endurance space over the next 5 years, and listening intently to event organizers’ needs and wants,” said Brandon Laan, VP of Sales at Race Roster.  “It is our hope that these sessions will serve as an opportunity to network AND get practical training that can be implemented immediately upon returning to your office.”

Locations for the two Accelerator Series events will be announced soon. Meanwhile, hear from attendees who joined past iterations of the series:

“Not only do we have the opportunity to network with our peers in the industry but learn more about marketing trends and the technology that is available in the industry. All of today’s speakers were wonderful and I just really had a great experience. I would recommend it for anybody looking for more opportunity to get more tools in the industry.” -Shanna Ward, Kentucky Derby Festival Mini Marathon

“The topics at this Accelerator Series were right on point. I think social media and digital presence will continue to be a needed conversation.” -Shirelle LaTortue, Sponsorship Coordinator for the Marine Corps Marathon

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

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