The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) remains dedicated to innovating new ways for individuals with physical challenges to gain access to sports.
The CAF launched the “Let’s Keep Moving” fundraising campaign celebrating the role of technology in living an active lifestyle.
Additionally, new online offerings like the Jensie Ride for Challenged Athletes presented on Zwift, the virtual Cycling Club, and an AirBnB challenged athlete experience will allow athletes of all abilities to stay connected through the power of sport.
TELL CONGRESS TO SAVE ENDURANCE SPORTS. The rapid onset of COVID-19 forced the cancellation of every endurance sporting event in the US through into May, with effects likely to continue as social distancing impacts mass gatherings in the next several months.
Without further support, the vast majority of this $3 Billion industry will collapse, putting 500,000 jobs at risk.
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iRunFar is a community and organization that provides information regarding trail running and ultrarunning. They have dedicated a section on their website to provide information regarding running and COVID-19
Join Coach Jess’ Private Instagram Group & Workout Sessions
Each week Runner’s World coach, Jess (@runnersworldcoach on Instagram) designs and leads a new workout via Instagram. If you are a Runner’s World member, you can register to be part of her private Instagram group.
The Marathon Training Academy Podcast was started in 2010 to inspire and empower everyday people to live healthier lives and achieve fitness goals by unleashing their marathon potential. They are still actively posting new podcast episodes.
While kids are without school PE or after-school sports, the need to keep moving is at an all-time high when parents and guardians are stretched for time, attention and creative ideas. Let these free plans lighten the burden to help families focus on the fun. Each weekend, email updates will be sent with an outline of kids exercise activities for each day of the upcoming week.
New York Road Runners are hosting a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone of all ages and abilities to get moving.
This year’s observance will digitally unite people across the world to encourage physical wellness, strengthen community, and offer support. As part of these efforts, thousands of runners will participate in a one-mile virtual race, the NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M.
Additionally, NYRR will host several interactive opportunities including a social media challenge, online community programming, and interactive digital and social experiences to engage the running community.
I’m sure most outdoor brands are aware of Outdoor Retailer by now. In response to COVID-19, Outdoor Retailer put together an in-depth list filled with resources and support for brands and businesses struggling during this time.
Outside Looks is a destination teeming with professional resources for today's specialty retailers to discover sustainable profitability in their business.
Outside Looks is hosting FREE webinar sessions to help outdoor retailers navigate during these uncertain times. In order to help ease you into the process, they have partnered with some of the most reputable and tech-forward POS options out there. Register today!
Race Against Racism was created in memory of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, a few of the latest heartbreaking examples of injustice and racism experienced by African American men, women, and children every day in the US.
Run or walk anytime between June 3 (Global Running Day) - June 19 (Juneteenth) for George Floyd. During your run or walk, pause for 8 mins and 46 seconds, the length of time that the Minneapolis officer's knee was on George Floyd's neck, causing his death.
Race Against Racism has some wonderful resources on how we, as runners, can be ally’s to the BLM movement and to the black running community.
Run for Justice - wear black in solidarity 🖤 - June 13th
In the wake of California’s shelter-in-place orders due to the spread of COVID-19, Run Local has taken a two-pronged approach to supporting its community. The first is providing new, virtual outlets for its community to continue to be engaged from home and the second is working with its partners to continue to provide funding for the Silicon Valley Half presented by Excite Credit Union‘s official charity, Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF), at a critical time of need.
Upper Quadrant launched The Run Specialty Toolkit to help support running specialty businesses. This toolkit is comprised of resources, tips and recommendations that you can apply to your business, today, to help navigate this dynamic environment. The toolkit is the result of a movement where many organizations who care about the future of the industry are coming together to share.
An incredibly helpful resource for those small business owners struggling to adapt to these sudden changes.
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A great resource for running retailers. Running Insight exists to help the business and sport of running. They shine a light on the retailers and brands who help millions of individuals lead healthier, active lives by the work they do within their communities, local and worldwide.
Running USA, the non-profit trade organization for the sport of road running, is aggregating news, event organizer statements and public resources from official sources relevant to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They have compiled a list of resources for businesses and individuals amidst COVID-19.
Running USA Virtual Race Camp: Learning from Events that Transitioned to Virtual
On May 28, join Running USA to hear from three spring events that had to rapidly switch to virtual runs due to COVID-19. They'll share what went well, what they learned and pitfalls to avoid. Learn from their experiences and apply the lessons to your events.
Speakers will include Tanner Bell of Ragnar Relay, Allison Corbett of P3R and Amy Frostick of J&A Racing Inc.
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A personal fan of RunSmart’s newsletter sent by Steve Gonser.
If you’re interested in learning about new tips and strategies on how to become a better run, become less injury prone and more, sign up to their newsletter.
In addition to their newsletter, RunSmart Online is an online, OnDemand training resource that gives you access to “runner-specific” strength training, training plans, and run form instruction. Perfect time to try something like this out!
In the SBLI Kids At-Home Challenge, children will be encouraged to run at least 7 minutes in a customizable race bib they will get in the mail. The backside of the bib will list 7 Challenges for them to complete. Challenges include calling a friend or relative; writing a note to a teacher, first responder or healthcare professional; and reading a book.
The Digital Running Show is brought to you by the organizers of the National Running Show.
Join online from June 13-14 for live stage content with motivational talks from famous faces including Susie Chan, Iwan Thomas, Jo Pavey, Hannah Beecham and many more, for inspiration and expert advice.
This is also an opportunity to learn about new kit and technology, gain top tips on nutrition with live demonstrations and get an update on future races.
Atlanta Track Club's The Distance is a free online resource for running workouts, training programs, live strength classes, challenges, diet and health information and more, all created by the Club's expert staff, coaches and partners.
An effort of the Big Sur Marathon Foundation to encourage children to stay physically active during the Coronavirus Shelter in Place order. If you'd like your child to participate in the Home School program, please fill out the form in the link.
In partnership with Upper Quadrant, empowerun is hosting a free series of short, weekly marketing workshops for run specialty retailers, suppliers, events producers and others aligned with the industry. These weekly, structured two-hour workshops, Q&As and forums are intended to enhance planning for stores, business units and events and provide tools for individuals to utilize in their organizations. This series are for both marketing and non-marketing professionals.
Help local retailers bounce back. By buying a discounted gift card today, not only do you get a great deal on your next purchase, but you're providing your favorite local shop much needed cash-flow, so they can serve your community tomorrow.
We may be a little biased but we thought it may be worth adding some info about us!
We are an apparel brand for runners creating the world’s first Hydroshirt. The Hydroshirt incorporates a built-in hydration pack inside of our shirts, providing the key benefits of on-the-go hydration.
We hope you enjoy this directory we put together. Don’t forget to sign up to our waiting list to be notified when we officially launch! (:
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A non-profit charity fund created to provide immediate relief to local independent running stores across America. Buy merch or make a donation and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Running Store of your choice.
Happening on June 27, COACH 2020 VISION is the world’s first virtual business development Summit, specifically tailored to help endurance sport coaches innovate and improve their business in the current climate.
Organised by World Sport Coach, COACH 2020 VISION is all about 20/20 – 20 of the most influential voices in endurance coaching, sharing the secrets of their success in 20 minute impactful virtual presentations culminating in a series of live panel discussions.
Starting August 1st through December 31st, Latinos Run will host a Monthly 20.20 challenge to encourage runners to stay active. The goal is to run or walk 20.20 miles each month for a total of 101 miles for the year.
During that period, we will provide our followers with content centered around the 101s of Running. Stay tuned for an exciting season!
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