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There’s only a little more than a month left to go till The Run Show USA in Boston this January. It’s happening Jan. 29-30 at the Hynes Convention Center, and I have my hotel and plane ticket booked. I haven’t been to Boston since 2013, and I am excited to visit the city again and check out this new event.
According to the event’s website, The Run Show USA will be like the National Running Show held in the United Kingdom. It will take place for the first time in Boston, followed by shows in Chicago and Los Angeles during 2022. Here are seven reasons to attend The Run Show USA in Boston.
- It’s free! The Run Show USA features speakers, coaches, vendors and more — and it’s free (for now)! Get your free ticket by using code “BIBRAVEBOSTON” or following this link, which adds the code automatically: bit.ly/RunShowUSABR. You can reserve up to 10 tickets, you can share the code/link with your friends, and you can reserve your free ticket or tickets even if you’re just interested and aren’t sure if you can make it.
- You can check out 13 different feature areas. No matter what you’re interested in when it comes to running, you can find it here. The 13 feature areas are The Trail Zone, Gait Analysis, The Run Cafe, The Recovery Zone, The Treatment Room, Events Village, Trail Running and Ultra Stage, Running Skills and Inspiration Stage, The Run Clinic, The Strength Training Zone, DEKA Fitness Zone, B.A.A. Hall of Fame and Coach’s Corner. Learn more about each area here.
- You can hear from numerous speakers. Whether your focus is trail or road (or both, like me!), there are numerous speakers to hear from at the Run Show USA on the Inspirational and Running Skills Stage and the Trail Running & Ultra Stage. There are too many speakers to name them all here. A few of them are keynote speaker Carl Lewis, Dean Karnazes (I recently wrote about his book on this blog), Dave McGillivray and Another Mother Runner’s Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell. Check out the whole speaker schedule here.
- You can shop for all kinds of running gear. Plenty of running brands and races will all be here in one place. Visit the booths for your favorites and learn about new-to-you brands, too. See the list of exhibitors here.
- You can interact with other runners. When you’re at the Run Show USA, you’ll be with your people! I’m looking forward to meeting up with other BibRave Pros at this event. Maybe I’ll connect with other runners as well; I know the Road Runners Club of America will have a presence there.
- Get inspired. There aren’t as many races in January, so this event is at the perfect time to get pumped up for the spring race season and the year ahead.
- It’s in Boston. I’ve been to Boston twice, in 2012 and 2013, and I really enjoyed the city both times. This will be my first trip there in the winter, but I am excited to eat, drink and explore.
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