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Running USA Survey Shows Positive Trends for 2021 Participation

Nearly eight in 10 runners in a Running USA survey said they participated in fewer events in 2020 due to the coronavirus but a majority still plan to be back at events this summer, according to a survey compiled by analyst Ashlyn Modlin and presented during a Running USA webinar on Tuesday. The 2020 Global […]

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Rich Harshbarger Steps Down as CEO of Running USA

Rich Harshbarger will step down as CEO of Running USA, effective August 1, 2020. Harshbarger joined the running industry association in 2014. In a letter to members, the Running USA Board of Directors noted that the industry “is facing many challenges, including consolidation, globalization, increased competition, an urgent need to address diversity and inclusion, and […]

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Endurance Sports Organizations Form New Coalition

USA Triathlon, Spartan, Tough Mudder, Ironman, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Running USA and USA Cycling have formed the Endurance Sports Coalition, bringing together organizers of more than 50,000 events annually to work on securing relief and support for operators of endurance events and supporting industries from Congress and Capitol Hill lawmakers. The Endurance Sports […]

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Rich Harshbarger: The Challenges Ahead for Running and Mass Participation Events

While the entire sports-event industry has attempted to navigate the recent weeks of the coronavirus pandemic and plan for some difficult weeks ahead, Running USA has been helping its members work their way through the difficult decisions about whether their events should be canceled or rescheduled. In this episode, Running USA CEO Rich Harshbarger talks […]

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5 Takeaways from the IAAF Global Running Conference

The IAAF recently held its 2019 Global Running Conference in Lanzhou, China, a gathering of more than 400 road racing event organizers and running industry stakeholders to discuss the state of running and trends to watch. The two-day forum organized by the international track-and-field federation was timed around the Lanzhou International Marathon, an event that […]

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Running USA Announces Partnership With imAthlete

Running USA has announced that longtime member imAthlete will serve as the organization’s official data insight partner. Headquarted in Los Angeles, imAthlete is a registration technology and date management platform offering various services to endurance events and athletes. “imAthlete is one of the clear leaders in this industry, a respected brand and a longtime supporter of Running USA,” […]

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