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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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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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Running USA Promotes Christine Bowen to COO

Christine Bowen has been promoted to the newly created role of chief operating officer of Running USA, the nonprofit trade organization for the running industry. “The new role of chief operating officer reflects the organization’s pledge for continuous improvement and growth,” said Dawna Stone, CEO of Running USA. “Christine has made invaluable contributions to the […]

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Running USA Board Elects New Presiding Officers

The Board of Directors of Running USA elected new officers to lead the organization and heard updates from the chief executive officer and staff regarding the organization’s progress on a variety of projects during its annual summer board meeting last week in Denver. Matt West, chief executive officer of DMSE Sports in Boston, was elected […]

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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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