Registration is now open for The Running Event (TRE), the premier trade show in the running specialty industry produced by Diversified Communications. TRE 2019 is set for December 3-5, 2019, in Austin, TX, and will provide attendees with opportunities to share best practices, discover ways to engage customers and explore the latest products.
The Running Event is North America’s largest running specialty trade show, hosting 260 exhibitors and more than 2500 attendees. The newly adjusted three-day event is comprised of breakout conference sessions for both retailers and race directors, two days of exhibitions, demos and more. The 2019 show will also debut new opportunities to learn and share ideas.
- New Product Showcase: Set up on the trade show floor, attendees can scope out what’s new and vote on their favorite product. One winner will be announced at the Industry Awards Party and will be gifted $1000 to the charity of their choice.
- The Big Pitch: Attending retailers have a chance to win up to $5000 for presenting a winning idea to some of the best in the running business. The challenge: Develop and share a campaign that would attract younger customers to their stores. The Big Pitch is a Shark Tank-like competition presented by Brooks and sponsored by Balega, BodyGlide and Amphipod. The Big Pitch is open to stores with sales of less than $1.5 million annually.
- Training Camp at TRE: An area on the trade show floor will be dedicated to bite-sized learning opportunities and product demos. Wednesday will be all about the Wide World of Run and Thursday will focus on all things trail running.