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In the June, 2020 Newsletter, Issue 431

  • Race Director Survey


  • A New Vision for World Athletics
  • National Running Organizations Speak Out on Diversity
  • 2019 Race Registrants Decline 2.7%
  • First Feedback on Virtual Races
  • USATF Beginning to Issue Sanctions for Road Races Again
  • Cradle Robbing? 
  • Running Events Get Real Again, Sort of
  • Physical Races Re-emerge in a Still COVID-19 Restricted World
  • Going Green: Paper or Plastic?
  • Commentary: Truth in Refund and Deferral Policies
  • Musings: The Tragedy of Being a Race Director
  • Statistics: USADA Drug Testing Statistics 2017-2019
  • Business Page: Running Companies Generous, Run Specialty Confident
  • Mileposts: Fun with the Mile; Virtual Races Continue to Grow; Physical Races Awaken from Slumber

In the June 16, 2020 E-news

  • USATF Updates Guidance for Event Directors and Organizing Committees
  • Black Athletes Speak out on Racism in Their Own Lives
  • P3R Offers Grants to Western Pennsylvania Races Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Charities Hit Hard by Dearth of Road Races
  • Potential Dangers of Wearing Face Masks During Heavy Exercise
  • OPINION: Maybe Virtual Racing Isn't Complete Rubbish

In the June 4, 2020 E-news

  • Survey: Race Organizations Expect 55% Revenue Shortfall in 2020
  • Boston Marathon Goes Virtual
  • USATF Releases Return to Training and Hosting Events Guidelines
  • USATF Condemns Violence Against Black Men and Women
  • Ironman Forges Ahead Toward June 28 Race with Strict Guidelines
  • Running into a Firestorm: Former Elite Runner Takes Political Heat as Minneapolis Mayor
  • Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc Canceled; Offers "Responsible" 55% Refund
  • OPINION: Controversy over Comrades Marathon Illustrates How and How Not to Carry Out No-Refunds Policy

In the May, 2020 Newsletter, Issue 430


  • Endurance Sports Coalition Lines up for Federal Industry Support
    RRCA and NYCRUNS Surveys Give First Peek at Runner Attitudes Toward Returning to Racing
    RRCA/RunSignUp and USATriathlon Issue Guidelines for Re-opening Events
    Liability Insurance for Virtual Runs Available
    COVID-19 Rebound: A boon for smaller races?
    Did You Miss It? Our Most Visited Links from RRM Ewires During April
  • The 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials
  • Interview: Olympic Trials Marathon Director Rich Kenah Opens Up About the Atlanta Olympic Trials
  • NBC’s Marathon Trials Telecast Fails to Inspire
  • The Virtues of Virtual Runs
  • Business Page: Inspiring News Amidst the Gloom
  • Mileposts: NYC Marathon Champ Silva Does Treadmill Run to Honor Medical Personnel; Runners Warned Off Boston Course


In the April 14, 2020 E-news

  • Chinese Runner Breaks the Pandemic Doldrums with 116K in Two Runs in His Small Apartment
  • Trapped in Hong Kong Apartment, Brit with Heart Condition Runs Marathon While His Wife Bolsters His Morale
  • Hong Kong Woman Misses Running Buddies, but Solos Through Indoor 10K
  • Israeli 50K Record-Holder Runs 5,349 Laps (42K) Inside His Home
  • Tireless Toulousian Blisters Through Balcony Marathon in 6:48
  • Aussie Expands Horizons by Adding Porch Loops to Indoor Slog
  • Viral Back Yard Marathons
  • Runner's Rite of Spring Goes Virtual in 2020


In the April 10, 2020 E-news

  • Olympic Qualifying Period Suspended Until December 1st
  • Leslie Jordan Announces Production of RACE WRAPS: Face Shields, Headbands, and More
  • Poll: Most Sports Fans Will Stay Home Without a COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Experts Differ on Safe Distancing Between Runners


In the April 10, 2020 E-news Covid Update

  • Small Business Loans


In the April 8, 2020 E-news Covid Update

  • Small Business Loans
  • Senate aims to approve more small-business aid on Thursday
  • What about the $10,000 emergency grant I’ve heard about?
  • By the numbers

In the April 7, 2020 E-news

  • RRCA Urges Caution on Virtual Runs
  • Athletic Apparel Companies Boathouse, New Balance, and Under Armour Step Up to Pandemic Challenge
  • Runner Statue COVID-19 Mask Movement Dashes from Connecticut to Colorado
  • Concerns Grow Around Pandemic's Impact on Drug Testing
  • OPINION: Prioritize Health Above Conducting a Virtual Trail Race

In the April 3, 2020 E-news

  • Coe: You Qualified for 2020 Olympics - You're in for 2021
  • Survey Finds Elite Athletes Struggling Financially Worldwide
  • Boston Marathon Offers Refunds
  • Race Director Answers Questions about COVID-19 Cancellations (and Refunds)
  • OPINION: USOPC Gravy Train Should End


In the March/April 2020 Newsletter, Issue 429

  • Acts of Kindness in Trying Times
    • Long Distance Running Official, Coach and Enthusiast Bill Roe Dies
    • Race HQ Shuts Down
    • USATF Membership Fees to Increase
    • Jakob Larsen Appointed World Athletics Director of Competition and Events
    • RRCA Launches Cyber Liability Policy for Clubs and Events
    • Did You Miss It? Our Most Visited Links from RRM Ewires During March
  • COVID-19 Creates an Abnormal New Normal
  • Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk: Inside a Large Race Cancellation
  • Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk: The Personal Side of the Cancellation
  • COVID-19 and Contract Performance
  • Commentary: Refund and Deferral Policies: No One Size Fits All
  • Tips & Tricks: Field Size Limits - How Are They Determined?
  • Going Green: The Sports Climate Shaming Phenomenon
  • Business Page: Paris Runners Defy Stay at Home Orders for Paris Half
  • Mileposts: Brooks Running and Brooks Brothers Spar over Name Trademark


In the March 27, 2020 E-news Covid Update

  • March 25 - March 26 from Brent Ayer
  • How the U.S. Is Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic, by the Numbers - Mark Heinicke

In the March 26, 2020 Newsletter, Covid-19 Update

  • March 23 from Brent Ayer
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-Profits, Homeowners and Renters
  • WHAT'S IN THE LARGEST STIMULUS BILL IN HISTORY? We still don't have the final text yet (neither does Congress), but here's what you can expect


In the February 21, 2020 E-news

  • New Nike Boss Splits Hairs on Vaporfly's Mechanical Advantage
  • Joshua Cheptegei Soloes to Stunning World Record for Road 5K
  • American Records Tumble at Millrose Games

In the February 2020 Newsletter, Issue 428

  • News
  • Joshua Cheptegei's 5K WR Keeps Nike Vaporfly Shoes Controversy Swirling
    Tokyo Marathon Mass Race Cancelled Due to Corona Virus Fears; Elites to Run as Planned
    Ultra Running on the Rise
    Want to Create Industry Buzz? Acquire Someone
  • North American Race Participation Declines 1.4% Between 2018 and 2019
  • Race Anatomy: Manchester Road Race: A Thanksgiving Tradition
  • Letter: Participation and Entry Fee Hikes
  • Obituary - Bee McLeod
  • Running USA News - 2020 Meeting Rebounds After Downturn in 2019
  • Statistics: New York City Marathon, Charitable Contributions
  • Business Page and Mileposts
  • Business Page: The Vaporfly Gets Competition
  • Mileposts: Not All Races See Declining Numbers


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