November 28 - 30, 2023 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX

2022 Industry Awards

2022 Industry Awards: Celebrating Run Specialty Leaders

Join us in recognizing leaders and pioneers who are driving the run specialty industry forward!

The 2022 Industry Awards will be announced December 1 during the Best Running Stores reception at #TRE22. Presented by leading run specialty brands, each award is a special honor that celebrates industry—and community—leaders.

See below for details about each award. Nominations for the 2022 Industry Awards are now closed.

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Ubuntu Award, Presented by Balega

Awarded to those who make a tremendous difference in their community. The culture of Balega draws its inspiration from the humanistic philosophy focusing on people’s allegiance and relationship to one another. It is the relationship to our communities that resonates with store owners every day in their home towns—changing lives and helping to improve the lives of those living in our communities.

Run Happy Rising Star Award, Presented by Brooks

Brooks is recognizing individuals who are shaping the future of run specialty. This award celebrates those within the specialty retail channel who are moving the industry forward. They are disrupting how we have always done things and are daring to say, ‘How can we be better?’

Retailer Award, Presented by New Balance

New Balance will be presenting a newly launched award at The Running Event 2022. Details will be shared soon.

Impact Award, Presented by On

Working to make a positive impact is not a one-and-done thing. It’s a journey. One that requires teamwork, commitment and accountability. It demands traveling unexplored paths and blazing new trails and thinking outside the box. And most importantly, it will require a brilliant spirit of collaboration.

The On Impact Award will be given to the retail partner making significant strides towards transforming run into a more sustainable, diverse, equitable and inclusive community.

Run for Good Award, Presented by Saucony

Recognizing a retailer who gives kids a running start towards a lifetime of good health through community-based youth running programs.

At Saucony, we exist to inspire and enable people to live a better life through running culture, self-expression and their impact on the world. And now, more than ever, that must include our kids. The winner will receive a donation to help introduce even more children to the power of running, creating a happier, healthier future for the local community.

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