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.
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.
Welcome to the first edition of the RIA Pulse, our new membership newsletter. With the launch of this digital publication, the Running Industry Association will keep you up to speed with topics specifically tailored to the interests of our members, including important channel news, RIA support initiatives, money-saving discounts, market reports, and more.
The RIA is excited to announce the first of our planned webinars exclusively tailored to our members. We’ll kick off the series with a 2020 Run Specialty Market Update, presented by Keith Storey of Sports Marketing Surveys. Keith will cover a wide variety of market data including YTD channel sales, brand trends, product category trends, best sellers, ASP’s, and more.
As an RIA member, you have access to highly discounted freight services, including a 35% discount on UPS Small Package freight. The program is in its 3rd year and has been extraordinarily successful, with over 100 RIA members enjoying an average annual savings of $8000, or almost 20 times annual dues!