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(RWire) Athletics: Ashworth Awards Becomes Official Awards Partner of Running USA

Premier medallions and awards manufacturer also presenting sponsor of Running USA 2010: The Industry Conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (December 3, 2009) - Running USA, the national industry non-profit organization, has announced that Ashworth Awards is its Official Awards Partner through 2012 as well as a presenting sponsor of Running USA 2010: The Industry Conference set for January 31 to February 2 at the renowned La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California.

"With 44 years of manufacturing experience, Ashworth Awards has been an integral part of the sport's growth and popularity as runners proudly wear and show their medals post-race, and it is fitting that they are Running USA's Official Awards Partner. In addition, Ashworth Awards is a presenting sponsor at our upcoming industry conference including the Leadership Luncheon," said Susan Weeks, Running USA CEO.

"At Ashworth Awards we understand the amount of time and devotion it takes to put on a high quality event. We are not only the premier manufacturer of medallions and awards in the endurance sports market, we are race directors as well as competitors in both marathon and triathlon. By partnering with Running USA, we are supporting an industry and lifestyle that we are passionate about on both a business level as well as a personal level. We look forward to our continued support of Running USA and being an intricate part in the growth and development of the sport," said Dan Ashworth, Ashworth Awards president.

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

About Ashworth Awards
Ashworth Awards, the leading supplier of medallions and awards in the endurance sports market, is a manufacturer with 44 years of experience, not an ad specialty distributor like most of the suppliers in the market. The company has a full knowledge of all manufacturing processes and delivers the highest quality medallions, lapel pins and awards at very competitive prices.

With manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts and overseas, as well as distribution warehouses in Massachusetts and Los Angeles, Ashworth Awards has the flexibility with manufacturing costs, delivery schedules, freight and delivery expenses. The company is the medallion and award supplier to some of the world's most recognized sporting events such as the Boston Marathon and Ironman as well as the official award, lapel pin and medallion supplier to U.S. Figure Skating and other Olympic governing bodies. For further information on your one stop shop for event medallions, awards, lapel pins and keychains, go to:

About Running USA
Running USA advances, serves, promotes and celebrates the sport of running as a clearinghouse and resource center and through 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

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