Thursday, October 13, 2016

Running USA

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Hot Chocolate Run
We recently caught up with RAM Racing CEO Steve Ginsburg, the founder of the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K race series. In our latest feature, we profile the thoughtful businessman on his passion for the industry and knowledge of how to scale best practices that have made the Hot Chocolate Series a runaway success.

Beyond Monumental
Beyond Monumental Director Blake Boldon to Leave Organization for Drake Relays
Boldon will remain at Beyond Monumental through November to ensure the 2016 event weekend is successful, while a nationwide search will begin immediately.

Kukimbe Launches First Mobile Application Connecting Runners with Races
Ultimately, the app will include a feature in which runners can earn points for completing races which will be redeemable for athletic gear or race registrations.

Houston Marathon Committee
DICK'S Sporting Goods Partners with the Houston Marathon Committee
The two-year agreement includes the presenting sponsorship of the Houston Marathon Foundation's We Are Houston after school running program that serves students throughout the Greater Houston Region.

Altra Footwear to Release Limited Edition Torin NYC Road Shoe
Highlighting the urban scene, the new Altra Torin NYC displays New York landmarks with different city icons for the men's and women's models.

2016 Race Director Survey
Our comprehensive 2016 Race Director Survey captures the thoughts, feedback and opinions of race directors and once complete will provide the industry an in-depth look at the trends and challenges of those putting on road race events. Take the survey today!

PMCU O_side Turkey Trot
PMCU O'side Turkey Trot Returns with Added Senior Walk-Trot
The event benefits 60+ nonprofits annually, and has put Oceanside on the map nationally as a place for active families to live, work, and play.

RacePartner Announces Plan to Acquire Racemine Platform from SVE Timing
The acquisition will provide RacePartner clients with an extensive set of in-race technology solutions from a well-known industry leader.

We Love Our Running USA Partners
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Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Historic Record Falls at 35th Anniversary Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
After 31 years, Phil Coppess is no longer the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon record holder, as Dominic Ondoro broke the record by more than a minute in 2:08:51.

EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
Past Champions Korir, Diriba Face Formidable Fields at EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
This year's EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, which takes place on November 6, offers a $26,200 prize purse, including $4,000 for each race champion.

Upcoming Events
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Oct. 20-21, Atlanta
Nov. 10-12, St. Petersburg, FL
Nov. 29-Dec. 2, Orlando, FL
Dec. 12-14, Biloxi, MS
National Marathon Safety and Security Summit

Feb. 26-28, Lake Buena Vista, FL
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