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Posted: February 14, 2013  

Athletics: Running USA 2013 Draws Outstanding Speakers for 10th Edition

Source: Running USA

Also record number of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors at must-attend conference set for February 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, Georgia - register today!

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (February 13, 2013) - Running USA 2013: The 10th Industry Conference, set for February 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, Georgia, will be a special event. At the annual signature conference, more than 450 attendees will network, participate in Idea Labs, share best practices and be engaged by dynamic speakers.

"We have a terrific line-up of featured speakers for our expected record number of attendees at Running USA 2013," said Susan Weeks, Running USA CEO. "Our speakers' experiences and love of the sport will shine, entertain and educate during their presentations."

Monday, February 25, 2013
8:15am - 10:00am
Panelists Sharon Barbano (Saucony), David Willey (Runner's World) and Tracy Russell (Atlanta Track Club) will discuss state of the industry from their perspectives.
10:15am - 11:30am
Dustin Jacobsen, Flat Square Technology Group, will speak on Social Media and Emerging Technologies: How They Are Impacting the Running Industry.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:00am - 11:00am
Tanner Bell, Ragnar Relays Co-Founder, will present Branding Fitness: Bringing Back the Gut.
11:00am - 12:00pm
Travis Snyder, The Color Run Founder, will Capture the Crowd: How to grow a big participant base, fast.

Record Sponsor and Exhibitor Support for Running USA 2013
The must-attend conference also has attracted a record number of sponsors and exhibitors (43 overall), and the five presenting sponsors of Running USA 2013 are: The Active Network, Ashworth Awards, Competitor Group, Leslie Jordan, Inc. and This year's theme is "A Bold Past, A Bright Future".

* Inaugural Tech Tent and ice cream social presented by ChronoTrack
* Opening reception presented by Leslie Jordan, Inc.
* Women's Trailblazer Luncheon presented by The Active Network
* Running USA Hall of Champions Dinner and Auction presented by Competitor Group
* 4th Allan Steinfeld Development Award
* Reception presented by
* Youth Awards presented by Ashworth Awards
* Conference expo
* Morning runs with DMSE Sports
* 2014 site announcement and reception hosted by 2014 city

The conference rate is $699 for Running USA members / $899 non-members - so register today. Conference registration also includes daily meals during the conference and admission to the Hall of Champions Awards Dinner.

On-line registration, hotel, travel, news and other information for Running USA 2013 is available at:

About Running USA

Running USA advances, serves, promotes and celebrates the sport of running as a clearinghouse and resource center and though its popular annual conference, website, Running USA wire, Running USA Industry E-News, National Runner Survey, annual marathon, half-marathon and State of the Sport reports, and by providing athlete support via the Allan Steinfeld Development Award.

Running USA's more than 330 members include events with 2-plus million finishers and prize money exceeding $5.7 million, race services companies, running-related media companies and organizations and the athletic industry.

In March 2009, the non-profit industry organization marked a decade of achievement to build and promote the sport. For more information, visit: or contact Ryan Lamppa at (805) 966-7747 or

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