Valued Running USA members,
I am writing to you today to share an update on the 2021 Running USA Industry Conference. It is with immense sadness that we have made the decision to cancel our signature event. This decision was not made lightly, and we considered the health and safety of attendees first and foremost.
The annual conference is our flagship event and our team looks forward to welcoming all in the industry to share, collaborate and network. It is often described as a family reunion, and we feel that way as well. As such, we will not be looking to replicate a virtual conference in February as a substitute for that special occasion.
Instead, over the next couple of months, we will work to develop an ongoing, 6-month long Educational Series to be launched in January 2021. This series will be aimed at professional development for both organizations and individuals. Stay tuned for more information on how to register for this groundbreaking series.
It has been exciting to witness the creativity and tenacity exhibited by our industry during the incredibly challenging past 9 months. There is no doubt that when we are able to go back to our in person events, our industry will return even stronger.
If you were registered for the conference as a paid attendee, you have already received a communication regarding your options.
We look forward to hosting you again in 2022 at a location to be determined. As always, the Running USA team is here to serve our members.Please do not hesitate to reach out; we always appreciate hearing from you.
Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.
Running USA Vice President, Programming, Operations and Partnerships
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