Running USA Accelerator Series presented by Race Roster Expands for 2019


In its third year, the industry’s best value educational events for race production professionals will take on new topics and target new cities


DETROIT (Jan. 29, 2019) – The most popular half-day educational series in the running industry is coming back in a big way for 2019, and may be landing in a city near you.

The Running USA Accelerator Series presented by Race Roster will present a third straight year of half day workshops around the U.S. and beyond, with engaging topics rooted in the most immediate needs of endurance industry professionals.

“We reached six cities in 2018, and after every single session feedback was overwhelmingly positive. We know the industry is hungry for the latest knowledge about sponsorship, marketing, runner retention and operational trends, so we’re thrilled that Race Roster is partnering with us for the third year,” said Christine Bowen, vice president of programming, partnerships and operations for Running USA.

“The Accelerator Series has become a proven tool for providing useful takeaways. Every single one of our attendees last year told us they left with ideas to put in action the very next day,” said Alex Vander Hoeven, CEO of Race Roster. “We’re excited to work with Running USA to expand this event to new markets in the coming year.”

Dates for the events will be announced in the near future. Cities on the 2019 Accelerator tour schedule are (sign up for more info by entering your email as "I'm interested!"):

Speakers for the events will be announced along with the tour dates. Topics will be aided by the results of the recent Running USA Event Management Study, which asked race production professionals about their most pressing needs.

Race Roster team members will be on hand at the Running USA Industry Conference Expo in San Juan, Puerto next month to talk about the Accelerator Series and how it can benefit your business. Visit them in Expo Ballroom B at Booth No. 315.

About Race Roster

Race Roster is a marketplace that helps runners register for running events and works with North America’s leading endurance events. As a trusted technology partner, Race Roster’s extensive industry knowledge and data insights help solve event challenges to achieve goals. We pride ourselves on supporting event organizers and their participants from start to finish. For more information, visit

About Running USA

Running USA is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization devoted to improving the status and experience of distance running and racing in the United States through collective marketing and promotions, information and communications within the industry and to the national media, services to events and industry members, and the development of American world class stars. It seeks the advancement of the sport and the provision of value to each of its members' events and businesses. For more information, visit