Partnership will help Running USA members expand their racesRunning USA, the leading trade organization in the running industry, has partnered with the TEAMS Conference & Expo—the world’s largest gathering for the sports-event industry. Through the partnership, qualified Running USA members will receive a preferential registration rate for TEAMS ’16, which will be held September 26–29 in Atlantic City.
Launched in 1998, the TEAMS Conference & Expo brings together more than 1,000 attendees including sports- organization CEOs and event directors, sports commissions, corporate sponsors and event suppliers to learn and connect through a robust program of educational and networking experiences.
“The hands-on learning and networking opportunities at the TEAMS Conference are invaluable to race directors who want to expand their event efforts,” said Running USA CEO Rich Harshbarger. “We are pleased to partner with TEAMS and introduce our members to the benefits of attending the TEAMS Conference & Expo.”
Harshbarger is scheduled to speak at TEAMS ’16, adding yet another leading voice to this year’s program. Harshbarger will also participate in the one-on-one appointment sessions at the TEAMS Expo, which help advance business development opportunities for event organizers, host cities and event suppliers.
“Running USA has long been dedicated to advancing the growth and success of the running industry,” said Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Publishing, which publishes SportsTravel and organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. “We look forward to welcoming Running USA members to TEAMS ’16 and showing them first-hand ways to grow the events they organize.”