Sunday, December 18, 2016

Running USA

Running USA Weekend Briefing
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Hot Chocolate 15k/5k San Francisco Hits Capacity Earlier Than Ever Before - Already this year, 74,087 runners have participated in the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K covering five different cities. That number represents an 8.4% increase over the same circuit of cities one year ago - Read More (Running USA)

Little Rock Marathon Unveils 2017 Medals - The Little Rock Marathon recently unveiled its 2017 finisher's medals as it makes preparations for another sell-out event, confirming the race is quickly reaching its participant limit - Read More (Running USA)

The World's Eight Toughest Races - Surveying pro runners, Outside Magazine shares their shortlist of running's most notorious sufferfests, with races in the United States, Europe and elsewhere listed - Read More (Outside)

Toyota Extends Partnership with P3R Through 2019 - The 3-year deal will name Toyota as the exclusive and official vehicle of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and will also extend the company's title sponsorship of the Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon through 2019 - Read More (Running USA)

What Female Athletes Need to Know About Menopause - An in-depth look at what happens when women go through menopause and how female athletes can manage the physical changes - Read More (Washington Post)

BibRave to Promote 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon - BibRave and the BibRave Pros, will drive awareness and more registrations for the Half Marathon, as well as the Quarter Marathon and Commit to be Fit 5K - Read More (Running USA)
2016 Race Director Survey
350 race directors took part in our inaugural Race Director Survey this year and the results are telling. Learn the trends, challenges and budget items race directors manage and use the information to grow your event to greater heights in the year ahead - Learn More
Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Announces Partnership with Guinness World Records - GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ offers runners the chance to turn record-breaking dreams into reality at the 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon - Read More (Running USA)

Chinese Sport Apps Race to the Top - In his free time, Bai Xiaobai loves to run. He enjoys the exercise, but he especially likes sharing his running stats and achievements using an app called Codoon - Read More (Sixth Tone)

National Interstate Renews Commitment to Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series June Event - The National Interstate 8k & 1 Mile course tours downtown Akron and The University of Akron campus, before finishing on the 50-yard line of Summa Field inside InfoCision Stadium - Read More (Running USA)

Runners' Brains May Be More Connected, Research Shows - University of Arizona researchers compared brain scans of young adult cross country runners to young adults who don't engage in regular physical activity - Read More (Running USA)

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series Announces 2017 Tour Schedule - The series schedule includes 25 destinations in North America, including the original Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego which will take place the weekend of June 3-4 - Read More (Running USA)

A Breakdown of Running Shoe Trends Based on Recent Purchases - Fortune and Running USA surveyed runners about their recent footwear purchases. See which brands topped the list - Read More (Canadian Running)
2017 Running USA Industry Conference
Take Your Event to New Heights in 2017 - Learn from running industry leaders what it takes to grow your event, build a stronger business and attract more runners at the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference, February 26-28 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort - Learn More (Running USA)
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