Key industry research effort accepting responses now through May 27

(April 28, 2022) – Running USA, the non-profit trade organization for the sport of running, has relaunched its popular runner sentiment survey for 2022. Running events and businesses serving the endurance space are encouraged to share the survey for the widest possible response.

The 2022 survey edition will gauge how runners are returning to the sport as the pandemic wanes and includes new questions about event cost, spending on the sport, charity fundraising as well as recurring inquiries about participation, competing interests, brand preferences and more.

“We are excited to take the pulse of the running community as our sport gets back to full speed,” said Dawna Stone, CEO of Running USA. “We know these results are invaluable to events and running-focused vendors and continue to make research a priority of Running USA.”

The Global Runner Survey is open for responses now through Friday, May 27 and can be completed in less than 10 minutes. Participants who share their contact info at the close of the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of five $50 gift cards.* 

The survey can be found here:

Global Runner Survey results will be released in mid-summer 2022.

Interested in sharing the survey with a custom link? Contact Running USA.

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


*TERMS: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ELIGIBILITY: Must be eighteen (18) (or age of majority in resident state) or older to enter. This Giveaway is open only to individuals who are residents of the United States of America and the District of Columbia (excluding residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island, overseas military installations, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. Territories). WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be chosen at random on 6/30/2022. Winners will be notified via email. CONDITIONS: Prizes are non-transferable. No cash redemption or substitution will be allowed. The giveaway is subject to federal, state, municipal, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.