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The Running Event Announces Allyson Felix as 2022 Keynote Speaker

Olympian and Saysh Founder Allyson Felix will share her experience building a brand anchored in values and community during her keynote “Daring to Do Things Differently”

PORTLAND, Maine (September 27, 2022)The Running Event (TRE), North America’s premier specialty retail conference and trade show, today announced Olympian and Saysh Founder Allyson Felix as the 2022 Keynote Speaker. Felix will give her address, “Daring to Do Things Differently,” November 29 at 12:00 PM CT.

“I’ve been around the running community most of my life and my entire career,” said Felix. “Having the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at The Running Event is a surreal feeling, and I’m excited to share my story on how I found my voice, am attempting to build a business in a different way, and why community is what it’s all about.”

Felix’s keynote address will cover the last five years of her athletic career: another Olympic Gold medal, the birth of her daughter, the founding of her company, Saysh, and a false start on her retirement. This talk will remind listeners how important it is to dream big, build differently, and keep going—even when it feels like you’re facing a giant.

“The Running Event is thrilled and honored to welcome Allyson Felix as our 2022 keynote speaker,” said Christina Henderson, Event Director, The Running Event. “Allyson’s story, voice, and influence continues to inspire change far beyond the world of running. Her keynote address will empower and motivate attendees and push the specialty retail industry toward a stronger and more inclusive future.”

Felix joins a lineup of more than 50 leaders set to speak at The Running Event 2022. These individuals represent organizations spanning multiple industries and will deliver fresh, diverse perspectives to attendees.

Register for #TRE22

Access Allyson Felix’s keynote as well as more than 275 exhibitors, a full educational program, and networking opportunities by registering for The Running Event 2022, taking place November 29 to December 1 in Austin, TX. Click here to register with Early Bird pricing before rates increase October 1.

About The Running Event

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

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