Switchback at The Running Event 2024, November 19-21 in Austin, TX
Switchback Spring, June 16-18, 2025 in Nashville, TN


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Switchback is the education and business gathering for the outdoor industry community.
Back for the third year, Switchback at The Running Event (TRE) 2024 – taking place in Austin, TX – will unite outdoor and run specialty brands and retailers under one roof. Switchback Spring 2025 will be the inaugural standalone Switchback event and will welcome the outdoor industry to Nashville for three days of business, learning, and connection.
Hosted by Diversified Communications and led by an experienced outdoor industry team, Switchback creates a dedicated gathering place for the outdoor industry and everyone who comprises it.

Why Attend Switchback


Switchback provides the opportunity to discover new products, new relationships, and new pathways to grow your business. An interactive, dynamic exhibit hall, valuable networking time, and thoughtful education combine to create one-stop events with endless opportunities for discovery. 

Industry Leading-Education

Both Switchback at TRE and Switchback Spring offer full days of educational programming built to address the outdoor industry’s current challenges and trends. Targeted programming will be applicable and valuable to specialty retailers across all business levels and positions.

Time to Connect

Dedicated time for connection—created with the attendee experience in mind—will happen intentionally throughout each event. From happy hours and receptions to structured meeting time, expect to build new relationships, learn from your industry peers, and celebrate the outdoor specialty community.

A One-Stop-Shop

Switchback at TRE and Switchback Spring pack value into just three dedicated days. With both events centrally located in Austin and Nashville, you’ll access leading brands, the latest products, meaningful networking, and unmatched education—all in an accessible location and a short amount of time.

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Emma Galeckas

Attendee Relations Coordinator

Questions? Email Emma at [email protected] for support.

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