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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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| RIA | News & Updates
“We run on hope. We run for research. We are not giving up.” – Gabe Grunewald

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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Across the industry, the influx of new consumers picking up running over the past few years has generated plenty of buzz, along with plenty of new customers. At the run specialty retail level, offe...
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| Terry Schalow
On April 29th the RIA welcomed 85 retail stores, 33 brands, and 9 associate members to the RIA Summit in St. Louis.
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| Josh Gowans
It’s been a long time coming, but the RIA Product Data Collaborative (PDC) quietly went live May 13th. Members can now access an expanding set of brand data filterable by various attributes, create...