Organizations to Collaborate on Meaningful Content and Networking Opportunities for Running USA Members
Running USA, the trade organization for the sport of distance running, is proud to announce Eventbrite, a global registration and event management company popular in the endurance sports industry, as their newest Association Partner. Together, Running USA and Eventbrite will collaborate to create unique and insightful content to be shared with race directors on Running USA.com and Eventbrite’s Event Academy. Additionally, the two organizations will host in-person networking opportunities in several U.S. cities for endurance industry professionals throughout the year.
“Running USA is known as the resource for educational endurance industry content and for bringing industry leaders together, while Eventbrite has unique insight into the heart of the endurance industry,” said Running USA CEO, Rich Harshbarger. “This partnership integrates what our two organizations do best. We are excited to get to work.”
“This collaboration gives Eventbrite the opportunity to share valuable insights on the latest trends and innovation in the endurance sports industry with the RunningUSA community and endurance industry at large,” said Libby DeCamps, who leads endurance marketing for Eventbrite. “The endurance industry is growing and our goal is to educate and provide strategic tools to event directors of all sizes and formats, so they may be even more successful.”
This partnership is effective immediately and Running USA members can expect to see new collaborative, content in a variety of forms in the coming months. For more information about Eventbrite for endurance events visit www.eventbrite.com/endurance.
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 RunningUSA.org.
Eventbrite is the global marketplace for live experiences that allows people to find and create events. Since 2006, the self-service platform has helped event organizers of all kinds to sell more tickets through robust technology and promotional tools, totaling $3.5 billion in gross ticket sales. In addition to providing technology for organizers, Eventbrite has become the destination for consumers looking to discover a variety of live experiences from small photography and yoga classes to large concerts and festivals with tens of thousands of attendees. More than 200 million tickets have been processed on the platform, and in 2014 alone, Eventbrite processed $1.5 billion in gross ticket sales for attendees in more than 180 countries. Eventbrite has eight offices around the world, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.