November 29 - December 1, 2022    •    Austin Convention Center    •    Austin, TX

Attend Switchback at The Running Event

Welcoming the Outdoors In

Switchback at The Running Event (TRE) delivers an elevated onsite experience where outdoor retailers can source quality products, develop meaningful peer relationships, and gain industry insights to stay ahead of trends and better serve their customers.

Why TRE?

Launched in 2006, The Running Event (TRE) is North America’s largest running specialty trade show, offering three days of networking, education, business, and celebration to retailers and event directors from across the US. This year, TRE is expanding with Switchback at The Running Event. A dedicated space within the exhibit hall, Switchback at TRE will be bolstered by outdoor-focused conference sessions and lively networking opportunities—delivering greater support and opportunity to both outdoor and run specialty retailers.
"The Running Event has an intimate, community-driven spirit and energy—and we'd like to create that space for the outdoor industry. We understand the needs of specialty retailers and we invite outdoor stores to come experience everything TRE has to offer this fall."
Christina Henderson
Christina Henderson
Event Director, The Running Event

#TRE21 By The Numbers

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Who Comes to The Running Event?

The Running Event already has a strong foundation of exhibiting brands that sell into outdoor specialty. From market-leading companies to up-and-coming brands, all TRE exhibitors bring innovation and excitement to the trade show floor.

Across footwear, technology, apparel, outdoor essentials, nutrition, recovery, POS, and more, exhibiting brands offer attendees in-depth access and experience so they can effectively market and sell product.

#TRE21 Exhibitors included:

  • HOKA
  • Brooks
  • Birkenstock
  • Osprey
  • Salomon
  • The North Face
  • Craft
  • Merrell
  • Topo
  • La Sportiva
  • Nike
  • Saucony
  • Smartwool
  • GU
  • Garmin

Click here for a full list of #TRE21 exhibitors.

Each year, The Running Event welcomes specialty retailers, event directors, and industry professionals from across the US—and all organizational levels—to Austin, TX.

By delivering a diverse trade show floor, valuable educational content, endless networking opportunities, peer-to-peer mentorship, and industry celebration, The Running Event has become attendees’ go-to source for inspiration, education, and connection—powering professional development and new business into the next year.

#TRE21 Attending companies included:

  • Scheels
  • REI
  • Public Lands
  • Salt Lake Running Company
  • Fleet Feet (corporate and franchisees)
  • Marathon Sports
  • Pacers Running
  • A Runner’s Mind
  • Naperville Running Company
  • Cowtown Marathon
  • Road Runner Sports

Click here for a full list of #TRE21 attendees.

Community Impact

Attendees, exhibitors, partners, and event staff work together during our philanthropic activity challenge—a multi-day wellness event that supports organizations working to solve some of the most pressing issues in the running industry and Texas communities.

Impactful sustainability measures onsite limited single-use plastics and non-recyclables; donations to local non-profits further reduced waste and cheered the community.

Industry Celebration

Each year, the Best Running Stores program recognizes the run specialty retailers who go above and beyond for customer service and community. In 2021, The Running Event hosted the awards dinner onsite, celebrating all winning stores, unveiling the Store of the Year, and giving Brooks, Saucony, Skechers, Balega, and On the opportunity to award select retailers with industry awards. Learn about the 2022 program here.

#TRE21 Snapshots

Interested in Exhibiting or Partnering?​

Contact our team to discuss how your company can get involved with Switchback at The Running Event.

Christina Henderson

Christina Henderson, Event Director

Candace Letizia

Candace Letizia, Marketing Manager

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