Running USA

Running USA Announces Panel Discussion for 2023 Industry Conference

Running USA has announced additional speakers and programming for the 2023 Industry Conference presented by Race Roster, set for February 12–14, 2023, which includes an industry panel that will discuss the state of road races. “We’re planning the 2023 conference content based on the challenges the running industry faces right now,” said Christine Bowen, chief […]

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Jeff Adams

T.O.U.R.S. Announces Jeff Adams as President

T.O.U.R.S, representing running tour operators from around the globe, has named Jeff Adams, president of Marathon Tours & Travel, has their new President. T.O.U.R.S — known as Tour Operators United for Runners — represents 41 running tour organizations across 26 countries. It helps to send over 200,000 runners to events around the globe by working […]

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John Smith

Motiv Group Names John Smith SVP of Strategy and Partnerships

Motiv Group has named industry veteran John Smith as senior vice president of strategy and partnerships. Smith will drive new partnerships while expanding the organization’s event platform and overall offerings. Motiv owns and operates 12 events including the Long Beach Marathon, Shamrock Run Portland, Surf City Marathon, Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon and Golden Gate […]

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USMarathonTrials

Orlando Awarded 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials

Orlando, Florida, will host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in marathon, it was announced today by USA Track and Field and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. The trials will be held on February 3, 2024, with the top three finishers in the male and female races who have met qualifying performance standards to be […]

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Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

Sonoma County Airport Partners With Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon

The Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport and Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon have announced a new, multi-year title partnership agreement. The 2023 Charles M. Schulz­–Sonoma County Airport Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon & Rosé 5K returns the weekend of July 15–16, welcoming thousands of participants. “This is a wonderful opportunity for […]

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NYC Marathon

New York Road Runners Announce Rob Simmelkjaer as New CEO

Rob Simmelkjaer has been selected as the new chief executive officer of the New York Road Runners. Assuming the role on November 15, Simmelkjaer will oversee all personnel and operations at the NYRR, one of the world’s premier community running organizations. Simmelkjaer is a runner and two-time New York City Marathon finisher, a native New […]

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MWP/World Athletics
The collaboration between Mass Participation World and World Athletics was announced earlier this week.

Mass Participation World Teams With World Athletics for Two Conferences

Mass Participation World has announced a partnership with World Athletics to deliver two side-by-side industry conferences in Bangkok from November 30 to December 3, 2022. At a press conference in Bangkok this week attended by Phiphat Ratchakitprakan, Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports, the collaboration was announced as part of a busy month for the […]

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RunningUSA

EventHub Named Partner for 2023 Running USA Industry Conference

Running USA will use EventHub as its official expo software partner for the 19th Running USA Industry Conference at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center scheduled for February 12–14, 2023. Running USA has previously used the platform to manage its 2019–2022 conference expos. Running USA exhibitors will be able to select and purchase […]

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Big Sur

Big Sur Marathon Foundation Names New Executive Director

Josh Priester has been named the new executive director and race director of the Big Sur Marathon Foundation. Priester replaces Doug Thurston, who retired this summer after nearly 10 years with the organization. Priester — who has experience in sports management, athlete coaching and business development — is tasked with furthering the non-profit organization’s mission […]

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