In a lively, interactive, and educational environment, you will learn the methods and procedures needed to overcome the critical issues facing run specialty stores today. The speakers will address such issues as delivering the best in-store experience, increasing profitability, and adapting to changing consumer behavior.
THE TRADE SHOW
The TRE trade show is a lively presentation of more than 250 brands including some of the biggest companies on the planet as well as innovative newcomers. It’s a great opportunity to see new product before any other channel of distribution and meet with key executives at the best suppliers to the run specialty channel. Come experience why TRE has been one of the fastest 50 growing trade shows in America for three consecutive years.
THE 50 BEST RUNNING STORES® IN AMERICA
For the seventh consecutive year, Competitor magazine and Running Insight have joined forces to come up with the definitive list of the running stores that excel in customer service, shoe fitting, product knowledge and support of their local running communities. Includes the announcement of The 50 Best Stores, Store of The Year and special awards given by Industry leaders.
THE RUNNING SPECIALTY HALL OF FAME®
All participating retail attendees and exhibitors are invited to join us as we honor and recognize The Class of 2014 Inductees and The IRRA Shoe of the Year and Vendor of the Year Awards.
THE INDIE 5K®
Our seventh annual Indie 5K is starting up. It’s that time of year again, when everybody starts asking…“Who is the fastest running retailer in America?” And who will stake their claim to the coveted “team division title” and take home the Victory Cup this year? Find out at The Indie 5K , a 3.1 mile road race held in Zilker Park. There will be awards and prizes as well as refreshments and our largest post-race expo ever.
2014 Title Sponsors:
2014 Supporting Sponsors:
Our annual Trail Run has become a TRE fan favorite. If you’ve you missed it in the past, be sure to join us this year as we take a nice brisk run on a scenic (point-to-point) trail that winds through Zilker Park. Buses start departing from the Hilton at 6:00 a.m.
2014 Title Sponsor
2014 Supporting Sponsors:
SHOE & SOCK BAR AT THE STARTING LINE
The Shoe and Sock Bar is a great place to try out new styles from established brands or run in a brand you’ve never before tried. The Shoe Bar is located at the end of The Starting Line running track, so retailers can try the shoes right there or road test them on one of Austin’s many trails. If you’d like to try out a new pair of shoes in The Trail Run or Indie 5K, be sure to grab shoes the night before.
The 2014 Shoe Bar Brands
Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Salomon, Skechers, Saucony, Under Armour