Running USA's The Next Evolution presented by

The second annual The Next Evolution presented by takes place Wednesday, June 29 - Thursday, June 30 in Denver, Colorado, hosted at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Registration closes this Sunday, June 26.


Similar to last year, the mission of this event is to bring together leaders from across the industry to connect and learn about the most relevant topics in the mud, obstacle and themed segment of the sport. In addition, programming will focus in-depth on where the sport is headed and how race directors, brands and others in the running industry can shape their organizations to thrive now and in the future.


Register for The Next Evolution Today

(Registration closes on Sunday, June 26)

Why you want to be there:
  • Immersion opportunity with thought leaders from the running industry, exposure to best business practices
  • Network with industry peers from around the country
  • Quality educational content to help bring your business to the next level


Interested in who attended last year's inaugural event? Here is last year's list of attendees.


This year's schedule is filled with tremendous learning opportunities - View the full schedule


Running USA's The Next Evolution - June 29-30, 2016 - DenverWednesday - June 29

2:00 PM - Registration Opens

4:00 PM - Speed Networking

5:30-7:00 PM - Cocktail Reception presented by RunSignUp


Thursday - June 30

8:15 AM - Continental Breakfast

9:15 AM - Opening Remarks by Rich Harshbarger, Running USA CEO

9:30 AM - State of the Industry Panel

  • John Connors - VP of Development, The Color Run

  • Tanner Bell - Co-Founder, Ragnar Relay

  • Jenna Velardi - Human Movement

10:00 AM - Morning Coffee and Snack Break sponsored by AWP

10:15 AM - Make Marketing Work for Your Event

  • Peter Abraham

11:00-1:00 PM - Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 PM - The Power of Strategic Partnerships: Developing Relationships with Local Municipalities, Venues and CVB’s

  • Creigh Kelley - BKB, LTD
  • Danny Bourgeois - The Louisiana Marathon
  • Wally Zediker - Run Colfax

2:00 PM - 2016 Sponsorship Landscape

  • Troy Schooley - PR3
  • Pete Cohen - MKTG

3:00 PM - Break

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Technology Methods to Increase User Experience and Increase Participation

  • Dan Nagler, Motigo

  • Don Mulligan, iRewind

  • Cliff Bosley, Bolder Boulder

  • Kent Phippen, The Color Run

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Networking Cocktail Reception



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