Running USA Launches Content Targeted to Race Timers at 2020 Industry Conference

August 2, 2019

Responding to demand, world’s largest and best running conference expands educational offerings in Las Vegas

DETROIT (August 2, 2019) – Road race timers can look forward to programming designed specifically for their vital role in the running industry at the upcoming Running USA conference in Las Vegas.

The 17th annual industry event, which has become the world’s largest and most esteemed gathering of international event professionals, is set for Feb. 9-11, 2020 at Caesar’s Palace. (Register now to get the best price.)

“You spoke, we listened. Regardless of what technology platform a timer uses, there are business and market challenges that must be faced and overcome. We’ll address those head on at our 2020 event with new focused sessions for the timing community,” said Christine Bowen, vice president of programming, partnerships and operations for Running USA.

Running USA is the undisputed leader in unbiased content and educational resources for the running industry. The timing programming will be presented by peers in the industry familiar with leading techniques and best practices, and will facilitate better relationships between everyone involved in event production.

Marc Roy, CEO of Sportstats, is a veteran timer and longtime attendee of the industry conference.

“As we have grown from 800 races to 1300 races in the last five years, we have really benefited from networking at key industry events like Running USA. Adding content that speaks directly to timers will only make this conference more valuable,” said Roy, who will be one of the presenters.

“We are thrilled to announce this new segment of programming to aid in the growth of the timing industry,” said Rich Harshbarger, Running USA CEO. “As the largest and most reliable gathering of running industry influencers globally, this was a logical next step for the organization.”

Learn more about the 2020 Industry Conference and mark your calendars.

About the Industry Conference

Since its origins as a small gathering of Running USA’s founders in Southern California in 2004, the Running USA annual conference, powered by the ACTIVE Network, has grown to becoming the best-attended, most esteemed gathering of running industry professionals from around the USA and the world. Now moving locations each year, the conference has been held in Los Angeles, San Diego, Savannah, Houston, San Antonio, Orlando, New Orleans, San Juan, Puerto Rico and now Las Vegas, Nevada. Register here.

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