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August 2020 - Issue 433
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  • Resources and Plans for Re-opening Events Proliferate
  • COVID-19 Economic Impacts Reach Deeper into Running Industry
  • Pandemic Hits Charity Fundraising Hard
  • Spartan Race Cancels Remainder of 2020 Events
  • Running USA Survey Shows Impact of COVID-19
  • World Athletics Appoints Head of Grass Roots Programs

As race directors struggle to find a formula for putting on physical races with more than a few hundred socially distanced participants, Virtual Runs continue to dominate the U.S. road running scene. Building on Jim Gerweck's reporting about Virtual Runs in the May and June issues of RRM Newsletter, Managing Editor Mark Heinicke takes a deeper look into the Virtual Run culture that is now the mainstay of running events, and examines the many ways races are getting creative in putting on their events in the COVID era.

by Claudia Piepenburg
Laddie Lawrence, who stands at the top of Road Race Management's recently published list of the longest serving Race Directors (, talks about his 55-Year commitment to the Westport CT Roadrunners Summer Series.
by Dave McGillivray
Business Page: Soul Runners Wearing out Soles; Tracksmith Gets Creative Read More...

Mileposts: Richmond Gets Real in the Virtual Realm; Mainova Savors Saviours Read More...
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Editor and Publisher: Phil Stewart
Managing Editor: Pam Balcke
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Contributing Writers: Jim Gerweck, Susan Green, Jim Hage, Dave Kayser, Dave McGillivray, Keith Peters, Claudia Piepenburg, Sean Ryan, Mark Winitz
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