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.

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Letter from the Executive Director - Pulse November 2021

| Terry Schalow | News & Updates
In late September, the Running Industry Association brought our members together at Runchella, the first in-person run specialty event in almost two years. Envisioned as a ‘social symposium’, the three-day gathering in Denver featured activities that reconnected friends, peers, and business associates. The energy and excitement were palpable, and a strong majority of the 200+ retail, brand, and associate members who attended gave the event an enthusiastic thumbs up.

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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Save the date for Runchella

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