Monday, January 20, 2014

Idea Labs: Something for Everybody at Running USA 2014

 Running USA
 January 18, 2014
Experts to share their real world experiences at two sessions; record attendance expected at The 11th Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE Network on February 9-11 in San Diego; register today!

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (January 19, 2014) - At Running USA 2014: The Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE Network,Idea Labs, slated for Monday & Tuesday, February 10-11, will be some of the best attended, take-home-and-apply sessions. The 11th edition of the sport's premier and largest conference will be held on February 9-11 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina on San Diego's beautiful waterfront.

"Our popular Idea Labs will have something for everybody," said Christine Bowen, Running USA Conference Director. "A spectrum of topics such as media relations, operations, social networking and more will be covered that will educate, engage and entertain attendees, and moreover, many of the ideas presented will be applicable when attendees return home post-conference."
Monday, February 10 - 1:30-3:00pm
  • Managing Media & Public Relations - Dan Cruz (Competitor Group)
  • "Running On Empty - How to Market Your Race Without a Budget" - Faron Kelley (runDisney) and Bob Hitchcock (Disney Sports)
  • Youth Events: Fun, Healthy, and Profit-Generating - Mike Dove (JustRun), Heidi Schwartz (Cowtown Marathon) and Tina Klein (Balanced Running / Vamos Running)
Tuesday, February 11 - 1:45-3:15pm
  • Operations: Behind the orange vest, duct tape and zip ties - Doug Thurston (BSIM Events) and Nick Curl (ASICS LA Marathon)
  • Social Networking and the Science Behind It - Galen Bursen (ACTIVE Network)
  • Cultivating Connections: Creating strategic event relationships and partnerships that foster growth, prosperity and long-term success - Beth Salinger (Hospital Hill Run)
Presenting sponsors of Running USA 2014 are Ashworth AwardsChronoTrackCompetitor GroupLeslie Jordan, Inc.
Register today for Running USA 2014: The 11th Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE Network
The conference rate is $699 for Running USA members / $899 non-members, and conference registration includes daily meals during the conference and admission to the Hall of Champions Awards Dinner. Sell-out expected, register today!
On-line registration, schedule, attendee list, hotel, travel and other information for Running USA 2014 is available

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 350 members include events with 2-plus million finishers and prize money exceeding $6 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

this article Courtesy of Running USA wire

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