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

Exhibit at Switchback at The Running Event

Welcoming the Outdoors In

Switchback at The Running Event (TRE) welcomes outdoor brands to connect and do business with qualified buyers spanning outdoor and run specialty retail. Showcase your brand in this dedicated space of the TRE exhibit hall to grow awareness, strengthen existing relationships, and develop new business prospects.

Why TRE?

Launched in 2006, The Running Event is North America’s largest running specialty trade show, providing retailers and event directors the opportunity to experience new products from leading brands, access actionable education from diverse perspectives, connect for  peer-to-peer learning, and celebrate the run community.

New for 2022, The Running Event will build upon its strong foundation of exhibiting brands already selling into outdoor specialty with Switchback at The Running Event. The forward-looking expansion includes a new space in the TRE exhibit hall, outdoor-focused conference sessions, and dedicated networking events that will unite outdoor brands and retailers with run specialty—ultimately helping key players understand and meet market needs for future growth.

“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

*Three-year average: 2018, 2019, and 2021
**2021 total

Get Details On Exhibiting

Submit your information to download the Switchback at TRE Exhibiting Overview and connect with our Sales team.

Who Comes to The Running Event?

Outdoor brands exhibiting at Switchback at TRE will join of number of leading companies already selling into outdoor specialty and spanning categories like footwear, technology, apparel, outdoor essentials, nutrition, recovery, POS, and more.

#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. From owners and buyers to marketing managers and sales associates, TRE attendees’ top objectives include:

  1. Meeting current suppliers
  2. Keeping up-to-date with market trend
  3. Seeing new products and innovations
#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 worked 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.

#TRE21 Snapshots

Have Questions?

Submit your information using the form on this page and our knowledgeable sales will be in touch.

Christina Henderson

Christina Henderson, TRE Event Director


Beth Gordon, Director, New Business Development


Glenn Dulberg, Sales Representative


Daemon Filson, Sales Representative


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