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In the February 28, 2023 E-news

  • Why John Babington was banned by SafeSport
  • Climate change may push championship distance races into cooler seasons
  • Chinese distance racing comeback
  • Social media "influencer" disrupts Austin Marathon
  • Same "influencer" wears someone else's bib in Houston Marathon
  • Parents sue university after suicide of bullied female runner
  • 2022 athlete performance database available
  • Tuliamuk nabs 12th national title
  • Fastest mile for 16-year-old
  • Bombs rock start area of Mount Cameroon Race of Hope
  • 10 best U.S. cities for runners
  • European Athletics supports earthquake recovery
  • Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying window


In the February 16, 2023 E-news

  • Atlanta Track Club takes broadcasting reins
  • Rock 'n' Roll Running Series turns 25
  • American Indoor Records: Kincaid 5000m; Nuguse 3000m
  • American Indoor Records: Monson 3000m; Nuguse Mile/1500m
  • Olympics Russia problem
  • USATF road championships discussion
  • Questioning non-binary awards
  • Other running news: athlete performance database; 2022's top 100; Athletics Canada Series; World Mountain Running Championships; Xterra World Championships; qualifying for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

In the January 17, 2023 E-news

  • Trail Racing Takes Off -- Again
    Security Concerns Loom Large in Paris 2024 Planning
    Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging Connecticut Policy on Transgender Females Competing in Girls' High School Sports
    Opinion: Court of Appeals Sets a Scientifically Dubious Precedent on Transgender Girls in High School Sport
    Women Athletes Leaving Megabrands
    P3R Launches MOVE Pass to Inspire People to Move All Year Long
    The 2022 Race Results Weekly Athlete Performance Database is now available
    Sisson sizzles to half marathon AR in Houston's Aramco Half Marathon on January 15th

In November/December 2022 Newsletter, Issue No. 456

  • Two U.S. Distance Runners Receive Doping Bans
    U.S. Olympic Trials Marathons Headed for Orlando
    Katelyn Tuohy Signs Name Image and Likeness (NIL) Deal with Adidas
    Ron Ilgen and Joe Henderson Honored at the 2022 Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting
  • TCS New York City Marathon Review -The Fall Finale
    Going Green: Endless Mileage Project Promotes Stability
    Tips & Tricks: The Finish Line Break Tape
    Certification: Jackpot 100 Mile Squabble Continues
    Business Page & Mileposts: Brooks Optimistic About Shoe Sales; Hoka and On Running See Booming Sales; Treadmill Records Fall, and Much More Industry News

In October 2022 Newsletter, Issue No. 455

  • World Marathon Majors Slashes Elite Prize Money and Ramps Up Benefits for the Masses
    Controversy Haunts Incoming NYRR Chairman Lynch; Organization Names Simmelkjaer CEO
    Elite Athlete Agents Distance Themselves from Athletes Recently Suspended from Doping Violations; 23 Kenyans Have Tested Positive in 2022
    Three More Races Offer Prize Money in Non-Binary Divisions
    39th Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting Approaching
    RunSignUp Report Shows Participation Decline between 2019 and 2022 Events Decreasing
    Dave McGillivray Looking for Your Input
    Certification: World Athletics Institutes Its Own Course Certification Procedures
    Events: Chicago Marathon Review: A Near Miss and a Record
    Commentary: The Transgender Women Athletes Dilemma
    Business Page & Mileposts: Tracksmith Hits the Road; Lululemon Launches 10K Tour; "SuperHalfs" Series Comes to Europe, and Much More Industry News

In the November 17, 2022 E-news

  • 39th Road Race Management's Race Directors' Meeting Just Weeks Away: Hotel Rooms Going Off Sale Shortly
    Race Director of the New Haven Road Race 20K John Bysiewicz Badly Injured in Hit-and-Run
    2024 Olympic Trials Marathon Goes to Orlando
    Great Scottish Run Found Short: Invalidates McColgan Record
    Survey: Innovative Ideas for Under $1,000
    Brighton Marathon Organization Stiffs Prize Winners
    Mixed News in RunSignup's Report on Participation
    Extreme Weather Having an "Inordinate Impact" on Trail Running
    ASOIF Releases Tokyo 2020 Olympic Revenue Distribution
    George Young dies. Four-time Olympian and 1968 bronze medalist
    Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon sells out in one month acquires
    Tough Mudder UK expands 14% in 2022
    Russia pushes back on "politicization" of sports by the "collective West."
    For the latest-breaking news on road, track, and trail every day, check out Road Race Management's home page at

In the October 28, 2022 E-news

  • Bloomsday Race Director Resigns After Demotion
    Survey: Innovative Ideas for Under $1,000.
    October a Month for L-o-n-g Relays
    It’s Not About the Money in the Baltimore Marathon
    London Marathon Website Crashed on the Day Ballot Outcome Was Announced
    Omission in USATF survey of events
    The choice for the New York Road Runners (NYRR) next chairman
    Sports' TV dominance soars to new heights in 2021
    The TCS New York City Marathon will award prizes in the non-binary division for the first time
    Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) is offering up to 2,000 places to receive placement in the Six Star Finisher Hall of Fame
    Road Race Management Longest Serving Race Director Rankings Are In If you have directed your race for 5 or more years, you can be listed

In the October 18, 2022 E-news

  • Kara Goucher Memoir Calls Out Nike, Salazar for Abuse, Doping, and Deception
    Two Spectacular Women's Performances in Chicago: Chepngetich 14 Seconds Shy of WR; Sisson Sets AR
    2021 Boston Marathon "Winner" May Lose Title for Doping
    Chattanooga Bids to Host 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
    Rob Simmelkjaer Named as New CEO of NYRR
    Survey: Innovative Ideas for Under $1,000
    Interview with the late adman Dan Wieden, who coined Nike's "Just Do It" slogan, is archived on NPR
    A case over a transgender athlete policy in Connecticut dismissed
    Toronto Waterfront Marathon returns in-person after three-year pandemic-induced hiatus
    Huntington University T&F Program is further rocked by scandal involving coach-athlete sex, rape, and doping

In September 2022 Newsletter, Issue No. 454

  • News:
  • John Hancock to Drop Boston Marathon Sponsorship After 2023 Race
    What Race Has the Longest Title or Principal Sponsor?
    Road Race Management Race Directors’ Meeting Deadlines Approaching
    Dave McGillivray Looking for Your Input
    Five of Six World Marathon Majors Events Announce Non-Binary Divisions
    Non-binary Athlete Nikki Hiltz Places Second in Women’s Division of Fifth Avenue Mile While Winning Non-binary Division
    Events Feature Slow Growth and Increasing Entry Fees
    Stryd Introduces NIL Program for College Runners
  • Prize Money:
    Prize Money Purses Slump 9.6% Between 2019 and 2022
  • Events:
    J&A Racing Defies Odds
  • Tips & Tricks:
    The "Op" Manual
  • Business Page & Mileposts:
    Hilma Fits All, ASICS Goes Neutral, Expensive Waffles, Boston Marathon Accepts All Qualifiers for 2022 Race

In the September 30, 2022 E-news

  • WMM Prizes Slashed for Runners, Boosted for Wheelchairs
    Road Race Management's Race Directors' Meeting with Impressive Slate of Presenters Happening Less Than 70 Days Away! Hotel Rooms Filling Up
    Peachtree Overhauls Registration: No Lottery in 2023
    Kipchoge Scores Hat Trick in Berlin
    Thailand to Host First Combined World Mountain and Trail Running Championships
    Map Shows How Fat America Is
    Chicago Marathon to Host 2023 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships
    Marissa Sutera Strange Extends Win Streak to 28
    Survey: Innovative Ideas for Under $1,000
    No cutoff for 2023 Boston Marathon
    State of Utah to fund pro running team
    Running Industry Diversity Coalition (RIDC) launches employment survey
    Security concerns about the Opening Ceremony of the Paris Olympics in 2024
    For the latest-breaking news on road, track, and trail every day, check out Road Race Management's home page at
    Road Race Management Longest Serving Race Director Rankings 2021 Updates Are In

In the September 16, 2022 E-news

  • Organizing World Championships Marathons from A to Z: Director Speaks
    John Hancock to End Sponsorship of Boston Marathon
    ESPN snaps up Boston Marathon domestic broadcast rights
    Boston issues rules for its new nonbinary division
    B.A.A. announces new funding opportunity for scientific research
    Bach's Plan: Make Olympics "Even Younger" and "More Digital"
    Coe on Olympics: to Broaden Base, Move Some Events Outside Stadium 
    Great North Run Proceeds Despite Queen Elizabeth's Death
    Survey announced to identify long-serving principal race sponsors
    FloSports announces four-year media rights deal to stream the BMW BERLIN
    Grant Fisher set the American outdoor 5000m record

In the September 2, 2022 E-news

  • Dark Side to Mountain Racing: Two Deaths in One Week
  • Rick Nealis to Retire from Directing the Marine Corps Marathon
  • Court to Comrades Marathon: Admit Russian Runner
  • Troubles Multiply for Comrades Marathon: 2 Dead, 74 Hospitalized
  • Jornet, Schide Triumphant at UTMB Championship Race
  • Abbott and Mass Participation World Launch #togetherwemove in Support of Return to Racing
  • European Athletics Championships in Munich deemed a smash hit
  • RunSignup's midyear trends update mixes some good news

In August 2022 Newsletter, Issue No. 453

  • News:
  • Suspended Athlete Shelby Houlihan Competes in Iowa Race
    Rock ‘n’ Roll Founder Tim Murphy Dies
    Runners View Sponsors Favorably
  • World Championships
    World Athletics Champoregon22_enionships Oregon22:
    Ian Dobson Discusses Organizing the Men's and Women's Marathons
  • Race Supplies:
    A Guide to Ord
    ering Custom Medals
  • Commentary:
    Will World Champs Reinvigorate U.S. Track?
  • Statistics:
    World Championships by the Numbers
  • Letter:
    Inflation at Road Races
  • Passings:
    Tribute to Tim Murphy
  • Business Page & Mileposts:
    Shoe Sales Soar; McLaren's Hypriced Shoe

In July 2022 Newsletter, Issue No. 452

  • News:
  • World Athletics Announces Dates of Upcoming Championships; World Cross Country Coming to U.S. in 2026
    Will Spate of Mass Shootings Force Events to Ramp Up Security Initiatives?
    British Triathlon Mandates Separate Division for Transgender Athletes
    World Athletics and NCAA at Odds Over Shoe Heel Stack Heights
  • Economy
    The Inflation Squeeze:
    Weak Demand, Rising Costs Grip Road Race Finances
  • Interview:
    Clint McCormick of the Glass City Marathon, Recipient of the 2021 MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year Award
  • Book Review:
    Running Throughout Time: The Greatest Running Stories Ever Told Lives Up to Its Name
  • Business Page & Mileposts:
    Saucony Gets Fashionable; Zen Shoes Are Sweet; London Marathon Offers Record-Setting Wheelchair Prize Purse

In June 2022 Newsletter, Issue No. 451

  • News:
  • World Athletics Qualifying Rules Appear to Preserve U.S Marathon Trials Winner Going to the Olympics
  • Running USA CEO Dawna Stone Moves On to World Marathon Majors
  • World Athletics Launches “Every Breath Counts” Program
  • Get Ready for the World Track and Field Championships in Eugene, OR
  • Events:
    Stay the Course:
    Participation Numbers Are Recovering
  • Tricks & Tips:
    How Has COVID Impacted Volunteers?
    by Dave McGillivray
  • Interview:
    Librarian to Race Director:
    Julia Emmons Received 2020 MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing the Peachtree Road Race and the 1996 Olympic Marathons
  • by Claudia Piepenburg
  • Business Page & Mileposts:
    Under Armour Goes Pink; Nike Reverses Course; Industry Mourns Passing of Running Journalist Jim Ferstle
    by Dave Kayser

In May 2022 Newsletter, Issue No. 450

  • News:
  • RunSignUp Report Shows Downturn in “Planned Events”
    World Athletics Announces Sustainability Requirements for All Sanctioned Events
    Tracking Olympic Trials Qualifiers
  • Spring Was Back in Boston's Step
  • Commentary: Conflict of Interest Issues in Track & Field
  • Interview: Creigh Kelley, Winner of the 2021 MarathonFoto/RRM Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Business Page & Mileposts: Running Shoe Costs Are Down; Ukrainian Nataliya Lehonkova Has Rough Road to Vienna City Marathon

In the May 16, 2022 E-news

  • Family Faces Backlash for Taking 6-Year Old on Marathon
  • Fires, Extreme Weather Challenge Trail Races, Ultramarathons
  • Pros and Cons of Road Race Recovery: RunSignup Analysis
  • Ascendancy of U.S. Women's Marathoning
  • Six Runners Inducted into Black Distance Running Hall of Fame
  • Olympian, Writer, Journalist Kenny Moore Dies at 78
  • Track and Field Business Model Needs a Makeover
  • World Athletics Launches Redesigned Kids' Athletics Program
  • Running Records: Who's Counting?


In April 2022 Newsletter, Issue No. 449

  • World Athletics Continues to Expand its Footprint in Road Running World
  • Bid Forms for 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials Released; Uncertainty About the Exact Nature of the Event Remains
  • Tracking In-Person Finishes by Month

Weather Cancellations: 2021 Rocket City Marathon - The Decision to Cancel
Tips & Tricks: Lessons Learned from Two Years of the Pandemic
Going Green: TCS Partnerships Boost Two Vital Sustainability Efforts
Tip: Photos Show the Need to Train Tape Holders Before the Winner Comes to the Line
Statistics: Atlanta Track Club Raises Significant Funds Through Giving Tuesday
Business Page & Mileposts: On in the Clouds; Brooks Breaches Billion Mark by Dave Kayser

In the April 13, 2022 E-news

  • Runner Killed, Two Others Injured by Drunk Driver
  • B.A.A. Says No to Russians and Belarusians; Ukrainians Get Refunds or Deferments
  • Registration Closes Thursday for World Athletics Endurance Medicine Conference - Boston
  • LA28 Is Bullish on Olympics, Although IOC Funding Expires at End of 2022
  • Winner of 1988 Oly Trials Marathon Mark Conover Dies at 61
  • Study Confirms Performance Gains from Highly Cushioned Shoes
  • World Athletics launches Ukraine fund to support athletes' efforts to compete
  • Hygiene for large in-person sporting events has become a lasting concern
  • B.A.A. unveils honorary women's team for 126th Boston Marathon
  • Road Race Management Releases Longest ServingRace Director Rankings

In the March 30, 2022 E-news

  • 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials: Known: not Atlanta. Unknown: Where, When, If
  • Ukrainian Woman Wins Jerusalem Marathon
  • Road Race Management Releases Longest Serving Race Director Rankings2
  • Utah Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto of Transgender School Sports Ban
  • 40 Years of AIMS and the Rise of Big City Marathons
  • Paris 2024 to Sell 13.4 Million Tickets on Single Worldwide Platform
  • Woman dies in hospital after collapsing at finish line of the Los Angeles Marathon
  • Results of the ninth biennial Race Director Compensation Study have been released

In the March 16, 2022 E-news

  • Road Race Management Releases Longest Serving Race Director Rankings
  • Brave Cop Protects 7,000 Runners from Rogue Motorist
  • Expectations Rise for Oregon22 with $75 Million in Revenues
  • Russia's Standing in International Sport Takes Another Beating
  • No Winner in 2022 Barkley Marathons. No Finishers Either
  • Outside Interactive Acquires Fastest Known Time
  • Dropout rates of young women athletes a concern of World Athletics
  • Refunds to Ukrainians registered for the Boston Marathon
  • Adaptation critical to dealing with impacts of climate change on outdoor recreation
  • Grant Fisher smashes U.S. men's 10,000m record
  • Results of the ninth biennial Race Director Compensation Study have been released

In the Febuary 28, 2022 E-news

  • Comrades Marathon Back, Capped at 15,000
  • Full-Strength NYC Marathon Returns, Capped at 50,000
  • Resurgent Antarctica Marathon & Half Marathon: 138 runners
  • Great North Run Already Full Up at 60,000 Runners
  • Women Hit World Records Jackpot at Jackpot Running Festival
  • Russia Has Taken Us All for Fools in Olympic Sport, Says Ed Warner
  • Adrienne R. Benton has been appointed to the B.A.A. Board of Governors
  • Former Portland Marathon president Lee Smith indicted for defrauding the organization
  • Ultramarathoners take note! "200 is the new 100"
  • The IOC's tepid response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine
  • While lowering the total prize money from 2019 levels, the Los Angeles Marathon has provided a $10,000 incentive for the top elites at this year's race
  • Results of the ninth biennial Race Director Compensation Study have been released by Road Race Management


In the Febuary 18, 2022 E-news

  • Should Only Vaccinated Fans Attend Sporting Events? 54% Say Yes
  • Hot Pace in Grandma's Registrations; Missoula Marathon Sells Out
  • More than $100,000 Prize Money on Offer in New Rock 'n' Roll Running Series
  • Russian Hurdler Stripped of Medals--Seven Years After Doping Infraction; IOC Defends Perceived Leniency
  • Just in: more "neutral" Russian athletes approved by World Athletics
  • Annual Report on Endurance Industry: Normalcy Returning
  • Sustainability theme marks Earth Day Run in Pittsburgh
  • Kara Goucher stricken with dystonia
  • Virginia Brophy Achman to step down from executive directorship of Twin Cities in Motion
  • Results of the ninth biennial Race Director Compensation Study have been released

In the January 31, 2022 E-news

  • Road Race Management's Race Directors' Meeting Moves to December
  • Coldest Marathon - No Kidding
  • Rush to Destination Athletic Events Presages Surge in Race Participation
  • Tips to Improve Event Social Media Marketing
  • NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon Offers $100,000+ in Prizes and Bonuses
  • Season Two of the Spartan Trail World Championship
  • Salazar bombshell: details revealed of the ruling that upheld a lifetime ban by SafeSport
  • The 2022 Tokyo Marathon has been bumped by the postponed 2021 event
  • Results of the ninth biennial Race Director Compensation Study have been released

In the January 19, 2022 E-news

  • Houston Marathon Rebound: Big Turnout, Two American Records
  • Running Industry Alliance to Develop New Growth Opportunities Within UK, Ireland
  • Run Show USA Cancelled; New Date Set for 2023
  • Top 10 Trail Running Stories of 2021:from Chinese Horror to Nepalese Woman's Breakout Success
  • Runner optimism shows in signups for Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
  • American women's record broken in 35K race walk in Santee, California
  • Live streaming of the USATF 100 mile road championships to come in February
  • Results of the ninth biennial Race Director Compensation Study have been released