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Running USA, ACTIVE Network Renew Partnership to Grow the Sport
ACTIVE designated as Official Technology Partner of Running USA and Presenting Sponsor of organization's annual conference

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Posted Monday, 27 August, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (August 26, 2012) - Running USA today announced that ACTIVE Network has renewed its strategic partnership with the national industry non-profit organization through February 2016. ACTIVE Network, the leader in cloud-based activity and participant management™ solutions, is the "Official Technology Partner of Running USA" as well as a "Presenting Sponsor" of the organization's annual conference.

"ACTIVE has been with us as a Founding Member since 1999, and we share their vision to build and promote the sport of running," said Susan Weeks, CEO Running USA. "Together, our strategic partnership has built the Running USA Conference into the sport's largest and best. Our 10th industry conference February 24-26, 2013 in Savannah, Georgia should be something special as the sport comes together to network and share ideas and best practices."

ACTIVE Network provides a robust technology platform, ACTIVE Works® Endurance, to power the online registration and membership management process for Running USA members as well as race event directors nationwide. The platform helps race directors manage their events more efficiently while helping streamline the process for athletes throughout the participant journey.

"We have been a longtime strategic partner of Running USA and are proud to continue our relationship as the organization's official technology provider," said Mike Coleman, Running USA board member and director of strategic accounts at ACTIVE Network. "Working together over the years, we have helped to shape and grow the sport of running and increase participation from a new generation of athletes."

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 Industry E-News, website, annual marathon, half-marathon and State of the Sport reports, National Runner Survey and by providing athlete support with the Allan Steinfeld Development Award.

Running USA's more than 325 members include events with 2-plus million finishers and prize money exceeding $5.7 million, 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 ACTIVE Network
ACTIVE Network (NYSE: ACTV) is on a mission to make the world a more active place. With deep expertise in activity and participant management™, our ACTIVE Works® cloud technology helps organizers transform and grow their businesses. We do this through technology solutions that power the world's activities and through online destinations such as® that connect people with the things they love to do. Serving over 50,000 global business customers and driving over 80 million transactions annually, we help organizers get participants, manage their events and build communities. ACTIVE Network is headquartered in San Diego, California and has more than 30 offices worldwide.

Learn more at, or on Twitter @ACTIVENetwork, @ACTIVE and on Facebook.



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