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The 2020 Virtual Accelerator Series

That’s a wrap!

Thank you to everyone who joined us LIVE as we covered brand new topics rooted in the most immediate needs of endurance industry professionals.

Thank you to our 2020 speakers

image of Ingrid Cordy, Nuun Hydration and Tony Yamanaka

‘Ask me anything’ digital marketing session

September 23, 2020

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Ingrid Cordy, Nuun Hydration & Tony Yamanaka, Event Southwest

Britt Shannon

Building your virtual
content strategy

September 23, 2020

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM PST

Britt Shannon, Race Roster

Jessica Murphy and Courtney Dredden Carter

Diversity in endurance events

September 24, 2020

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Jessica Murphy, BibRave & Courtney Dredden Carter – Blogger, writer, and creator of Eat Pray Run DC

Christina Henderson and Ellen Brenner

Fostering relationships with specialty retailers

September 24, 2020

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM PST

Christina Henderson, The Running Event & Ellen Brenner, Fleet Feet Rochester and YellowJacket Racing

Schedule

All times listed in PST

Day 1

September 23, 2020

11:00 AM
Brief Running USA welcome
11:05 – 11:15 AM
Welcome message from Kevin Rutherford, CEO Nuun
11:15 – 12:00 PM
‘Ask me anything’ digital marketing interview session
12:00 – 12:30 PM
30 minute break
12:30 – 1:00 PM
Building your virtual content strategy

Day 2

September 24, 2020

11:00 – 11:05 AM
Welcome to Day 2
11:05 – 11:15 AM
Guided Meditation with Dr. Justin Ross
11:15 – 12:00 PM
Diversity in endurance events
12:00 – 12:30 PM
30 minute break
12:30 – 1:00 PM
Fostering relationships with specialty retailers
1:15 – 2:00 PM
Virtual networking event

Virtual Networking Event

1:15 – 2:00 PM on September 24, 2020

We know you miss being together (we miss you too), so we have a super fun online networking event planned. Attendees will answer a series of short questions and be placed in a realtime “MIX” session for discussions. Feeling shy? Don’t worry, ice breaker questions will be provided.


What previous attendees are saying…

“We’re really very honored and excited that the Accelerator Series came to Cincinnati…It was really a good experience. We brought about five members of our staff… I feel they had a home run today! It really was time well spent on a beautiful Friday afternoon. Two of the staff members at my table were very very impressed.”

Iris Simpson Bush, Executive director, Flying Pig Marathon

“Not only do we have the opportunity to network with our peers in the industry, but learn more about marketing trends and the technology that is available in the industry. All of today’s speakers were wonderful and I just really had a great experience. I would recommend it for anybody looking for more opportunity to get more tools in the industry.”

Shanna Ward, Kentucky Derby Festival Mini Marathon

“The Running USA Accelerator speakers in Phoenix were great – they shared so much industry insight! I only wished the event had been a full day so we could have learned that much more”

Caleb Bacon, Vice President of Branding and Communications, Cool Events

“The topics at this Accelerator Series were right on point. I think social media and digital presence will continue to be a needed conversation.”

Shirelle LaTortue, Sponsorship Coordinator for the Marine Corps Marathon

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