WANTED: INFORMATION ON YOUR RUNNING ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS Runners and walkers have a chance to weigh in on matters that influence their participation in events by taking a RunningUSA survey. Many of the questions are rankings of what is most and least important to you when choosing a race or other activity to attend. Is it medals or t-shirts? Low fees? Chip timing? Expo experiences? Family involvement?
Other questions ask about past and expected future participation in running and walking races and non-running competitions. If the number of events you’ve entered has decreased, you’re asked to explain.
Those who have a desire to influence what organizers offer in the future should take the survey. Race directors are interested in ‘retention’; they want to have runners and walkers return year after year, and spread the word about their wonderful experiences.
After the fact, post-race reviews that complain about inconveniences or disappointments won’t be as effective in shaping the design of next year’s events as providing input now.
BRIDGE TO PHYSICAL SELF
Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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