Sunday, January 01, 2017

Running USA Weekend Briefing
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Spotlight on the Sport: Meg Fingert Public Relations - With dynamic ideas about how important marketing is for the endurance sports industry, Running USA member Meg Fingert is a savvy PR pro who may inspire some smart business-related resolutions - Read More (Running USA)

Houston Marathon Committee Announces 2017 Local Elite Field - The Houston Marathon Committee announced today the 41 athletes who will comprise the local elite field at the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon - Read More (Running USA)

85-Year-Old Marathoner is So Fast That Even Scientists Marvel - Having set dozens of age-group records from the metric mile to the marathon, Ed Whitlock remains at the forefront among older athletes who have led scientists to reassess the possibilities of aging and performance - Read More (New York Times)

Catching Up with 2016 Allan Steinfeld Development Award Winner HOKA ONE ONE Northern Arizona Elite - We recently caught up with HOKA ONE ONE Northern Arizona Elite's head coach Ben Rosario, getting an update on the success of his squad during from this past season after receiving the 2016 Allan Steinfeld Development Award - Read More (Running USA)

RunSignUp Releases 2016 Year-in-Review - The highlight of the year is that the company achieved zero downtime in their systems, and also had 100% on-time payments to customers whether they selected daily, weekly or monthly payments - Read More (Running USA)
2017 Running USA Industry Conference
Take Your Race 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 - Learn More (Running USA)
JOB POSTING: Sales Development Manager - RaceWire - The company is seeking an enthusiastic Sales Development Representative with a strong passion for the running industry and is responsible for identifying, developing, and driving revenue - Read More (Running USA)

Leslie Jordan, Inc. Announces Expansion Into Medals - Leslie Jordan, Inc., Running USA's Official Apparel Provider, is proud to announce their recent expansion to include design and manufacturing of event medals and medallions - Read More (Running USA)

The Lovely Loneliness of the Solitary Run - Writer Jonathan Beverly reflects on the desire to run alone, finding peace in one's own mind, while having the opportunity for quiet time - Read More (Runner's World)

Spotlight on the Sport: Kim Bilancio of Greenlayer - Catching up with Greenlayer's Kim Bilancio, we learn how she got involved in the industry, what makes Greenlayer stand out amongst the competition and much, much more - Read More (Running USA)

The Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2017 - Wondering where the fitness industry is headed in the year ahead? This piece offers some good insights on consumers and what they're seeking to be healthy and fit - Read More (FOX News)
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