Running Industry Association Announces the RIA KICK Show

February 5th, 2019

Running Industry Association Announces the RIA KICK Show

June 3-6, 2019 - Denver, Colorado

(Carlsbad, California) — The Running Industry Association (RIA) announced they will host a working show for their members titled, the RIA KICK Show.  The inaugural show, to be held in June 2019 in Denver, Colorado, will feature 26 presenting brands and have space for 96 retail attendees. 

The core purpose of the RIA KICK show is to create a true working environment that fosters buying efficiency and connects retailers with brands in a new way. 

“This is not a dog and pony show. It is thoughtfully planned boutique-style event designed to offer a clear return on investment for retail attendees and brands alike,” states Terry Schalow, RIA Executive Director. “Buyers will get presentations from product managers and store owners will get an unprecedented opportunity to meet with brand executives in a casual, conversational format – making KICK a truly unique experience.”

Over three days, attendees will go through two tracks. Day one and two are the Anchor Track that consists of line presentations from the top 14 brands in the channel. Day three is the Growth Track with additional presentations from leading accessory brands, as well as up-and-coming footwear and apparel brands.  

In order to make the show affordable to retailers, the RIA will offer a comprehensive rebate program that can earn attendees over $1000. In addition, the RIA does all the presentation scheduling for retailers that can be accessed through the show mobile application. 

Show details:
June 3-6th – Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado
For more information visit

About the RIA:
The Running Industry Association (RIA) is a non-profit organization that supports brick and mortar specialty running retail throughout the United States and Canada. The organization provides a forum to achieve excellence and increase sales through education, communication, research, advocacy and member discount programs. For more information visit

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Running Industry Association Announces the RIA KICK Show

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