News & Updates

Get the latest on new Running Industry Association member benefits and initiatives, on general news and updates within the RIA, and stay up to date on our continuing efforts to support the run specialty channel.

Running Store Recovering from Tornado that Ripped through Little Rock

| William Bulloch | News & Updates
Bill Torrey has been running since 1979, and working in sales since 1989. As a race planner for hundreds of events over the years, nicknamed the Godfather of Running, Torrey has been interviewed many, many times by the media. But, the topic of his interviews over the past month is something totally new to him.

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.

This blog provides the latest in news and updates for the specialty run channel.

Terry Schalow

Executive Director

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RIA Benchmarks in Action – May 2023

| Marathon Sports
Marathon Sports was in high gear throughout April as the 127th Boston Marathon was happening. The company has 14 locations across Massachusetts, four Soundrunner stores in Connecticut and three Run...
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Update on RIA Initiatives

| Terry Schalow
I know it is cliché to say this, but 2023 just seems to be flying by. January seems like it was yesterday, but here we are staring down May, and it all seems like a blur. I guess that’s what happe...

Website Builder, Ecommerce and Mobile Apps Specialized for Running Retailers

| Rob Anderson
Before the turn of the century, Dave Finger ran high school cross country with Jon Beck in Fairport, New York. Years later, Jon founded Red Coyote Running and Fitness in Oklahoma, and tapped his ol...

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