2025 Running USA Industry Conference Presented by haku Kicks Off in Louisville with Opening Reception at the Muhammad Ali Center

June 12, 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Running USA today announces an exciting venue for the kickoff of the 2025 Industry Conference presented by haku, taking place in Louisville, KY from February 2-4, 2025. The first day of conference will conclude with an exclusive opening reception at the esteemed Muhammad Ali Center on Sunday, February 2 from 4pm to 8pm.

Attendees are invited to explore the iconic exhibits of the Muhammad Ali Center between 4pm and 6pm. This window offers a unique opportunity to delve into the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer and humanitarian who hailed from west Louisville. The Ali Center stands as a world-renowned cultural attraction, celebrating the remarkable journey and enduring impact of this global icon.

“We are honored to host our opening reception at the Muhammad Ali Center,” said Michael Clemons, Operations Director for Running USA. “The Center’s inspiring exhibits and breathtaking views offer the perfect atmosphere for our attendees to connect and kick off the conference in a meaningful way.”

Following the exhibit viewing, the opening reception will take place on the top floor of the Ali Center from 6pm to 8pm. With panoramic views of the Ohio River, this setting provides a stunning backdrop for an evening of socializing and networking. Attendees will enjoy drinks and light bites while mingling with fellow industry professionals, setting the stage for a productive and engaging conference experience.

Conveniently located next to the conference host hotel, the Galt House, the Muhammad Ali Center is just a short walk for attendees, ensuring easy access to the evening’s festivities.

The annual Running USA Industry Conference promises an array of insightful sessions, dynamic speakers, and unparalleled networking opportunities over the course of three days. Be sure to mark your calendars and join us in Louisville for this premier event in the running industry. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available – find information here.

About Running USA

Running USA is a non-profit that serves as the leading trade organization for the running industry in North America and hosts the nation’s preeminent industry conference annually. Through education, research, best practices and data, Running USA is committed to supporting and facilitating growth, diversification and excitement in running communities everywhere. We promote networking and idea-sharing between event organizers, sponsors, vendors and athletes. Running USA is a member of a global alliance of organizations focused on the betterment of the global running community including the Running Industry Alliance and European Athletics. For more information, visit runningusa.org.

About the Industry Conference

Since its origins as a small gathering of Running USA’s founders in Southern California in 2004, the Running USA Industry Conference presented by haku is the best-attended, most esteemed gathering of running industry professionals from around the world. Moving locations each year, the conference has been held in Los Angeles, San Diego, Savannah, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, New Orleans, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, Orlando and heads to Louisville, KY for the 2025 event.

About the Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. The Center’s educational and cultural programming, along with its exhibits, capture the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s legendary life and the six core principles that fueled his journey: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality. Learn more at https://alicenter.org/.