Sunday, January 22, 2017

Running USA

Running USA Weekend Briefing
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Speaker Series: Jessica Murphy of Runner's World - Moderating a Race Camp on Technology: Social Media and Engagement at the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference, we caught up with Murphy to talk about the significance of social media within the sport - Read More (Running USA)

Speaker Series: Tim Murphy of BibRave - Co-founder of BibRave, Murphy knows how races can best use social media to reach runners and grow their events and he was more than willing to share some insights in our most recent Speaker Series interview - Read More (Running USA)

U.S. Bank OC Marathon's New "Corporate Challenge" is a Win-Win-Win - The OC Marathon Corporate Challenge is an extraordinary opportunity for businesses of all sizes to go head-to-head in friendly competition and reap immeasurable benefits along the road - Read More (Running USA)

Athletes with Disabilities Prove Inspirational to Miami Marathon Participants - The group will include a large contingent of international athletes as the Achilles organization has chapters in more than 70 countries - Read More (Running USA)

Virgin Sport Wants to Become the Coachella of Fitness Festivals - Outside spoke to the CEO of the new Virgin Sport to find out what to expect in 2017. The short answer: While the details are thin, the vibe sounds like farmer's market meets marathon expo - Read More (Outside Magazine)

AWP Named Official Traffic Control Company of Running USA - For nearly ten years, AWP has kept runners and spectators safe, offering race organizers a variety of traffic control and equipment options - Read More (Running USA)
2017 Running USA Industry Conference
Grow Your Event in 2017 - There is no better place to learn how to grow your event, along with best practices from industry leaders, than the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference. Join hundreds of fellow race directors for three days of education, networking, fun and a whole lot more - Register Today (Running USA)
Are We Built to Run Barefoot? - Barefoot running remains as popular and contentious a topic among exercise scientists as it is among athletes, even though it is practiced by only a tiny subset of American runners - Read More (New York Times)

BibRave Delivers for Urban Bourbon Half Marathon - After a solid partnership in 2015, BibRave drove almost triple the registrations that they had the previous year, bringing in several hundred additional registrations for the 2016 event - Read More (Running USA)

Brooks Running Company Promotes New EVP, GM of Global Sales - Dan Sheridan has been promoted to executive vice president, general manager of global sales and will lead the development of Brooks' wholesale business with the best retailers in run - Read More (SGB Media)

Eric Cone Joins RunSignUp - Cone has joins RunSignUp as VP of Strategic Business Development, helping with strategic directions for the overall business, as well as working with some of RunSignUp's strategic clients and business partners - Read More (Endurance Sportswire)
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