Online session set for Thursday, June 16 at 9am PT/12pm ET
(Friday, May 20, 2022) – Running USA and The Equality Institute will present a webinar on Inclusion Best Practices for Endurance Events on Thursday, June 16 at 9am PT/12pm ET.
The webinar is the result of work conducted over the last several months as part of Phase One of Running USA’s DEIA program, which focuses on the LGBTQ+ community. Presenters from The Equality Institute will include Bernadette Smith, CEO, and Patti Flynn, Senior Consultant.
The LGBTQ+ initiative has three goals:
- Help the running and endurance industry become a more inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community.
- Create awareness among members of Running USA of the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusion at their events.
3. Provide practical tools for the members of Running USA in the form of webinars, white papers and inclusive policies.
Attendees of the webinar will come away with practical solutions for accomplishing all of the above, as well as document takeaways.
“We look forward to presenting this invaluable webinar to our Running USA members and guests as they work to enhance inclusivity at their events,” said Dawna Stone, CEO of Running USA. “The Equality Institute is a thought leader in this work and we appreciate the grant from Brooks Running which funded the first phase of our DEIA initiative.”
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