November 19 - 21, 2024 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX

The Running Event Opens Registration for 2023 Conference and Trade Show

TRE 2023 invites the run and outdoor specialty industry to Austin, TX this November

PORTLAND, Maine (August 1, 2023)The Running Event (TRE), North America’s premier specialty retail conference and tradeshow, today announced registration is open for this year’s event, which will take place November 28-30 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. 

“When it comes to The Running Event and Switchback at TRE, our mission doesn’t change,” said Christina Henderson, Event Director, TRE. “Our goal is always to provide the most valuable education and business opportunities possible. Each year, though, we aim to be a space that pushes for—and creates—industry growth. The content and initiatives we have planned for 2023 are built to do just that, while also delivering unmatched opportunities for run and outdoor specialty retailers, brands, and media.”

TRE 2023 highlights:

  • An educational program with sessions spanning marketing, human resources, outdoor industry trends, and more will offer actionable insights.
  • A robust exhibit hall will feature hundreds of market-leading specialty brands like ASICS, Balega, Brooks, HOKA, New Balance, On, and Saucony.
  • Back for Year Two, Switchback at TRE will unite outdoor brands and retailers, with Outdoor Research, KEEN Footwear, Black Diamond Equipment, LOWA Boots, adidas Terrex and more exhibiting in the space.
  • New for 2023, exhibitors can access dedicated education focused on leadership training and brand strategy.
  • On-and-offsite networking opportunities like the Indie 5K, Opening Night Reception, and a trail cleanup will create space for connection and fun.
  • At the 2023 Industry Awards Dinner, brands will honor Industry Award recipients followed by the Best Running Stores reception, where 2023 winners will be recognized and the Store of the Year will be announced.

Register for The Running Event 2023

With one pass providing access to all educational sessions, networking events, and the trade show floor, it’s easier than ever to register and bring your team. Click here to purchase a pass.

Interested in exploring exhibiting opportunities? Contact Christina Henderson at [email protected].  

For media inquiries, please contact Gordon Wright | [email protected] 

About The Running Event

Launched in 2006, The Running Event (TRE) is North America’s premier specialty retail conference and trade show. Each year, it attracts thousands of industry professionals seeking the latest in footwear, apparel, gear, and services. In 2022, TRE launched Switchback at The Running Event: an exhibit hall expansion showcasing outdoor brands. With numerous opportunities for peer learning, interactive and forward-looking conference programming, and dynamic product demonstration and discovery, TRE is the can’t-miss trade show for run and outdoor specialty. For more information, visit

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