The voice of the run specialty channel

Driving the industry forward through the power of community. 

What We Do

The RIA’s sole purpose is to drive the running industry forward. We do this by helping members maintain healthy, profitable businesses through financial benefits, innovative commerce tools, advocacy, strategic partnerships, and peer support.

sales and customer support

Is the RIA for You?

Whether you are a retailer, brand or provide services to the specialty run channel – we are here to serve you! 

Who We Are

Backed by a seasoned board of directors and a talented team, the RIA is about creating channel-wide personal bests.

Why Join

From saving money to mega-networking opportunities, your membership ROI is huge. 

Backed by the Top Brands in the Channel

The Running Industry Association benefits from an incredible network of the industry's top brands - all supporting our mission to advance the specialty run channel. 

Supporting Brands

The RIA would like to acknowledge the following brands as supporting members who have provided additional financial support to the organization. 

Run Smart. Run Bright.

National Running Safety Month

Celebrate NRSM in November and beyond with resources focused on running as the days get shorter and the pandemic continues. Sponsored by:


Infographic of running safety
Training with a facemask
Runner wearing a headset
Woman sprinting while wearing a headset
Under Armour facemarks for athletes
Runner wearing aftershokz headset
Runner preparing for a run
Runner running through city

We are laser-focused on member value. Our goal is to consistently deliver the resources our members need to maintain healthy, profitable businesses through financial benefits, education, advocacy, strategic partnerships, and peer support. We also recognize that a key facet to providing member value is to fully understand the environment in which our members compete. Putting this insight to work through innovative new tools, resources and initiatives will allow our members to remain vibrant within their local communities and the running industry as a whole.
Terry Schalow, Executive Director

Running Industry Association

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