The 2020 US Trail Running Conference is less than one month away, and we have a special 25% discount offer for Race Directors to be able to access the industry leading content, speakers and panelists that will be participating.
Our top quality sessions include the future of our sport in the COVID-19 era, what trail running can do to impact climate action, diversity & inclusion, building your trail community, latest sustainability initiatives, marketing & advertising, financial successes, and more.
We have places available for either in-person or virtual access – the majority of the race director sessions will be live streamed or you can also view recordings of the same sessions at your leisure. Access for all sessions, networking opportunities and access to our exhibitors, both in-person and virtual, is all available through our Conference app. All participants will receive access details to the Conference app ahead of the Conference start date.
Save 25% off any Race Director registration option using the code 2020ATRARD25 when you register online now.
Hear what top Race Directors are saying about the US Trail Running Conference:
“I very much enjoy meeting and talking with other race directors and vendors each year at the US Trail Running Conference. Since Western States is an established race it would be easy to just continue to do what has worked. While I think we have a lot to offer to new races, it also behooves WS to see what other race directors are doing. While this year I won’t be attending in person, I look forward to participating virtually.” Craig Thornley, RD, Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run
“The Conference is a wealth of knowledge for the full spectrum of RDs: from those who put on a small “mom & pop” trail race to those who orchestrate the largest multi-day trail running events. Whatever you think you know, you will learn more from the insights and ideas of the speakers, panelists and your peers. I would say, hands down, this conference is the most important gathering of trail running organizers I have ever attended. If you would like to take your skill set to the next level, join us at the US Trail Running Conference!” Peter Maksimow, RD, Spartan Trail, Race Committee, Barr Trail Mountain Race
“The US Trail Running Conference provides a platform for Race Directors to share what they have learned while hosting their events. Whether the lessons are about successes or failures, anyone who directs an event learns from their peers and how to implement best practices for their own events. The Conference provides equal opportunities for all who attend. Whether you have been in the industry for 2 months or 20 years, you will learn something that is applicable to your event. Plus, support does not end when the conference is over. The relationships that are built through interacting with other attendees fosters friendships and partnerships that are mutually beneficial, and continue past the end of the Conference. I highly recommend participation for all race directors in the trail community.” Stephanie Davies, Assistant RD, Mermaid Trail Series; RD, Belmont Water Dog Run
“The US Trail Running Conference has been a ridiculously valuable resource for me and my race management business. There are networking opportunities with industry experts from all corners of the US and beyond. The Conference has allowed me to hear advice, new ideas and share information that is far beyond what I have access to on my local or regional level. There’s a lot of brain power at the conference, it’s fun and educational to be a part of it all!” Paul Gigliotti, Owner / Operator, Pirate Perry Events, Owner / Operator, GIG Graphics
“The US Trail Running Conference never disappoints as it drills down into relevant and significant issues that impact all trail run directors, large and small. The need for critical decision making as we evolve as a running community, within diverse communities, is needed now more than ever and the learning from each other that takes place from around the country is priceless.” Paulette Odenthal, RRCA Minnesota State Rep., RD, Run the Ritter
The eighth annual US Trail Running Conference will be held October 21-24, 2020, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and is presented by Race Roster, the fastest growing endurance registration website in North America, and Spartan Trail, who feature epic runs along the world’s most rugged trails. The Conference is also held in partnership with Experience Fayetteville, and the American Trail Running Association (ATRA). Continued thanks to Trail Runner magazine for their ongoing support.
Race Directors that are interested in finding out more about the US Trail Running Conference are encouraged to contact Event Director, Terry Chiplin, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 303-304-9159.