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.

Introducing Webinar Wednesdays - Starts 3/31

| Terry Schalow | News & Updates
The RIA is excited to introduce a new series of webinars designed to keep our members up-to-date on relevant channel topics. Webinar Wednesdays will be educational and informational, and our plan is to cover a wide variety of topics. That includes upcoming sessions on diversity, customer engagement, post-COVID visual merchandising, shoe technology and performance, and much more! We will also sprinkle in a few that are just for fun.

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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Run Specialty's Sprint to Omnichannel

| Terry Schalow
Sharing an interview with RIA's Executive Director, Terry Schalow, that was featured in SGB Executive, highlighting the specialty run channel's shift to omnichannel service in light of the new selling environment.
Running Industry Association Year in Review

February 2021 update from Executive Director Terry Schalow

| Terry Schalow
As we wrap up 2020, wow what a year, and look forward with the first quarter of 2021, Executive Director Terry Schalow shares some thoughts with the Pulse.
RIA Board Election Results

RIA Board Election Results

| Stephanie Lauerman
The RIA (Running Industry Association) voted for new members to the 2021 Board of Directors, adding five new directors to replace an equal number of departing directors.

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