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

Why Attend

Discover The Running Event

The Running Event (TRE) is North America’s premier run and outdoor specialty retail conference and trade show. Attendees experience a dynamic exhibit hall, industry-leading education, endless networking, and lots of fun. We can’t wait to come together in-person at the 18th Annual TRE, taking place November 19-21 in Austin, Texas. To learn more about what’s ahead at #TRE24, sign up for updates below!

Why Attend TRE

Access Top Brands

Each year, thousands of specialty retail professionals attend TRE in search of the latest in running footwear, apparel, gear, and more. Click here to browse the full 2023 exhibitor list.

Industry Leading-Education

#TRE23 featured an educational program addressing the most pressing challenges and important trends happening in the specialty retail industry. From hiring and retention to marketing, merchandising, DEI, and much more, attendees left with actionable takeaways and critical insights. See the 2023 educational program for an idea of what to expect.

Switchback at TRE   

Switchback at The Running Event invites outdoor brands and retailers into the TRE community to do business, learn, network, and connect with run specialty retailers and brands. With a mission to unite—and better support—run and outdoor specialty, Switchback at TRE is supported by actionable education and lively networking opportunities. Learn more here.

Switchback at The Running Event

Networking + Fun

Every year, TRE incorporates constructive and dynamic networking opportunities into each day of the event. Whether it’s mingling at the Indie 5K post-race expo, collaborating with other retailers during peer roundtables, or connecting with new brands during exhibit hall happy hours, the connections—and opportunities—are endless.

Who Attends?

TRE attendees include run and outdoor specialty owners, buyers, managers, marketing managers/directors, sales associates and managers, event managers and race directors, designers, and many more industry professionals. To see who attended in 2023, click here.

Watch the #TRE22 Highlight Reel

Get an inside look at The Running Event and Switchback at TRE. Stay tuned for the 2023 reel!

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Find answers to common questions about The Running Event & Switchback at TRE

Keep exploring: Check out the 2023 photo gallery!

What #TRE22 attendees had to say

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