Switchback at The Running Event 2024, November 19-21 in Austin, TX
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Switchback at The Running Event

November 19-21, 2024 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX
Switchback at The Running Event (TRE) delivers an elevated onsite experience where outdoor specialty retailers can source products, develop meaningful peer relationships, and gain industry insights to stay ahead of trends and better serve customers.

Launched in 2006, The Running Event (TRE) is North America’s largest run specialty trade show, offering three days of networking, education, business, and celebration to running retailers from across the US.

In 2022 The Running Event, in response to growing crossover of the outdoor and running markets, launched Switchback at TRE as an outdoor specialty showcase. Expanding both the exhibit hall and educational offerings, TRE 2022 invited outdoor retailers and brands to create a new space for the outdoor industry to gather and grow.

Back for a third year this November 19-21 in Austin, TX, Switchback at The Running Event 2024 is a one-stop opportunity to connect with industry peers, access top run and outdoor brands under one roof, and gain valuable, actionable education to advance your business. Registration will open mid-July.

What to Expect

New Connections

Switchback at The Running Event not only connects you with outdoor specialty retailers, but also with run specialty retailers. With similar challenges and business goals, connecting with run specialty professionals is an opportunity to discuss business strategies and share experiences with fellow retailers you typically wouldn’t have the chance to meet. Outdoor retailers access all of the same networking events at TRE as running retailers – so there’s no shortage of connection and peer learning.

Attending Switchback at TRE means accessing the world’s leading run and outdoor brands. Under one roof and all within a shared exhibit hall, top footwear brands (Brooks, HOKA, Saucony, Birkenstock) along with leading brands in apparel, accessories, nutrition, technology, and more, will be ready to meet and do business. CLICK HERE to browse the growing list of TRE 2024 exhibitors.

Switchback at TRE will offer targeted, actionable education for specialty retailers throughout each day of the event. Day one will consist of a full day of educational programing – including the 2024 keynote – with additional educational sessions occurring in the exhibit hall throughout Days Two and Three.

Of course, expect to have some fun at Switchback at TRE, too. Events including a morning Trail Cleanup, Opening Night Reception, and the annual Indie 5K make for an unforgettable experience that simultaneously supports networking and relationship building. For an idea of what it’s like at The Running Event and Switchback at TRE, check out the TRE 2023 recap video.

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Emma Galeckas

Attendee Relations Coordinator

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

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