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Posted: September 24, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

(RWire) Athletics: Renews Running USA Conference Sponsorship Through 2011

Leading running-oriented social networking company also "Presenting Sponsor" of Running USA 2010's opening reception

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (September 23, 2009) - Running USA, the national industry non-profit organization, has announced that, the running specific entry in the MapMyFitness suite of websites, has renewed its sponsorship of the annual Running USA Conference through 2011., the Internet's fastest growing running-oriented social networking and training application, has been a conference sponsor since 2008. Running USA 2010: The Industry Conference will run from January 31 to February 2 at the famed La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California.

"We welcome and thank as a Running USA Conference World Record and returning sponsor. In addition, will be the Presenting Sponsor of the Running USA 2010 opening reception, a popular networking gathering," said Susan Weeks, Running USA CEO .

"At, our goal is to help runners of all levels achieve their health and training goals, and we believe our continued sponsorship of Running USA offers us a great opportunity to engage other running industry members and collaborate towards that objective. Our sponsorship of the conference is a natural synergy for us, and we are thrilled to continue to be a part of it for the coming years," stated Robin Thurston, CEO of MapMyFitness, Inc.

Register today for Running USA 2010, the industry's conference. The conference rate of $529 for members / $729 non-members is available until Thursday, December 31, 2009. On-line registration and hotel, travel and other information for Running USA 2010 powered by is available at:

About Running USA
Running USA advances, serves, promotes and celebrates the sport of running as a clearinghouse and resource center and though its popular annual conference, Running USA wire, Running USA E-News, website, annual marathon and State of the Sport reports and youth fitness portal and by supporting athlete development.

Running USA's more than 250 members include road races, race services companies, running-related media companies and organizations and the athletic industry.

In March 2009, the non-profit industry organization marked a decade of achievement to build and promote the sport. For more information, visit: or contact Ryan Lamppa at (805) 696-6232 or

About is the running specific entry in the MapMyFitness suite of websites. The MapMyFitness suite of websites includes,,,, and provides its users with a signature, super-fast mapping application that enables them to record and store their daily runs in our online database, or plot out tomorrow's run. Not only do we give our users access to this advanced and invaluable mapping application, but we also deliver them a searchable database of routes across the globe, essential community-based fitness content, unique online training tools and fitness calculators, comprehensive global event listings, and our innovative mobile application-iMapMyRun. iMapMyRun uses the built-in GPS technology of the iPhone 3G to help a user record and chart their daily running routes.

For more information about and its offerings, visit: or contact Mark A. Merolli, Editor-in-Chief,

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