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The Running Event Courts North America's Top Race Directors With Bibrave 100 Awards, Networking, New Products And Three-Day Registration Package

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GREAT NECK, N.Y. (August 23, 2017) – If you’re an elite race director, or know someone who is, The Running Event (TRE) conference and trade show, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2017, in Austin, Tex., wants to hear from you.


North America’s largest specialty running conference and trade show is courting race directors of road, trail, triathlon and obstacle races by providing comprehensive programming and access to key players across the sport.

Race and event directors who register for the three-day package will have the opportunity to network with the top manufacturers, running brands, sponsors, retailers and vendors in running, and attend The BibRave 100 awards luncheon honoring the best races in America.

“We know how important race directors are to the running community, and last year we were thrilled to open our doors to event directors of all kinds,” said Troy Leonard, show director from TRE organizer Formula4 Media based in Great Neck, N.Y.

“We’re all playing under the same tent – retailers, manufacturers, accessory vendors, running media, and race directors alike, and TRE brings the entire $1.4 billion (IBISWorld, 2015) running industry together to grow the sport.”

A special race director registration rate of $195 includes access to conferences and workshops on Wednesday, Nov. 29, entry to the three-day TRE Trade Show, registration in the Indie 5K race, an invitation to the Wednesday night reception on the trade show floor, and two lunches.

Race directors can register for TRE online at:

Just as TRE will bring together all facets of the running business – retailers, brands, manufacturers, sponsors, and races – BibRave is incorporating relationships from across the running world – from races and running brands to race vendors and a burgeoning online community of social runners – to create a definitive list of the best races in America.

“BibRave is all about elevating the best races and helping runners decide their next racing destination,” said Tim Murphy, CEO-founder of BibRave. “Collaborating with TRE to honor the best races at a live awards luncheon is the perfect extension for The BibRave 100.”

The BibRave 100 ( will feature the top 20 Marathons, top 20 Half Marathons, top 15 10Ks, and the top 15 5Ks, as well as three top-10 lists of runner-nominated categories (i.e. Best Medal, Best Scenery, Best Post-Race, etc.), according to Murphy.

“While plenty other ‘Best of’ lists exist, none incorporate this many voices and viewpoints. Considering our diverse blend of relationships, The BibRave 100 will be the definitive list showcasing the very best.”

The inaugural luncheon of The BibRave 100 awards on Wednesday, Nov. 29, is open to all registered TRE attendees.

Sponsorship of The BibRave 100 Awards is available and includes a full-page ad in Running Insight, prominent logo visibility throughout the digital lifespan of the list (nomination period, voting and balloting, and the final digital version of The BibRave 100), and a booth at the TRE Trade Show. For more information, contact: Troy Leonard, show director, 352 624 1561,

TRE Trade Show hours: Nov. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m.; Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2017.

Retailer registration is available by logging onto:

Formula4 Media, based in Great Neck, N.Y., established in 2005, also produces nine publications: Running Insight, Footwear Insight, Sports Insight, Sports Insight Extra, Outdoor Insight, Team Insight, Textile Insight, Trend Insight, and Sportstyle.

: Media on assignment can pre-register in advance by contacting Jeff Blumenfeld, Director of Communications,

Media contact:

Jeff Blumenfeld

TRE 2017 Director of Communications

203 326 1200,