Running Industry Alliance


Who We Are

Running Industry Alliance (RIA) is a member-based independent national trade organisation built for the UK & Ireland Running Industry.

“We exist to collectively assist our Members to drive the Running Industry forward to improve the Sport & Business of Running”

RIA is a network that brings together various sectors of the Running Industry (defined as ten verticals) into a continual conversation to galvanise, align, elevate, inform, educate, collaborate and advance. RIA creates an amplified voice, drives focus and purpose through a thriving business community and supportive eco-system.

RIA provides its Members with a spotlight for visibility and fast-track growth potential by immediate network support with like-minded fellow Members across sectors. Along with focus areas for development, recruitment sharing opportunities, immediate industry connection potential, education opportunities, industry insights and fellow peer-to-peer support, RIA creates positive energy, drive and momentum between and for its Members of the Running Industry.

RIA also offers a range of purpose-built benefits, bridges in and out of the UK, Ireland and globally through Alliance Partnerships as well as networking opportunities for its Members. There are various RIA Member in-person meet up events held in a safe business space environment including trade events, gatherings, pop-ups, annual RIA Members conference and other opportunities across the year.

Together we are stronger
Together we will grow
Together we break down barriers
Together we are heard as an amplified voice
Together we advance the sector
Together we make a difference faster
Together we are Running Industry Alliance

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RIA Member News


Running Industry Alliance (RIA)

Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) | Dedicated “Trail Running Area” in association RIA
18th to 20th June 2024 | Liverpool | Lead: Jonathan

RIA Member International Opportunity
European Running Business Conference (ERBC)
8th to 10th November 2024 | Athens | Lead: Rebecca

The Running Conference presented by haku (TRC24)
The Annual RIA Members Conference – RIA Event
8th to 10th December 2024 | Loughborough | Lead: Rebecca

RIA Member International Opportunity
Running USA Industry Conference presented by haku (RUSA)

2nd to 4th February 2025 | Louisville, Kentucky | Lead: Rebecca

The RIA Spring Gathering – RIA Event
23rd April 2025 | London | Lead: Rebecca

More to be announced for RIA Members 

Industry Members

RIA Members are at the heart of all we do at Running Industry Alliance. Running Industry Alliance (RIA) is a member-based independent national trade organisation built for the UK & Ireland Running Industry. “We exist to collectively assist our Members to drive the Running Industry forward to improve the Sport & Business of Running”. RIA Membership includes access for one person to “The Running Conference”, held annually. You can join RIA at any time throughout the year between 15th January and 15th November. Your RIA Membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining, head to the membership page to find out more and apply to join today.

Alliance Partners

RIA builds strong bridges between other organisations and associations in Running, other sectors and other countries to ensure that there is a strong network of shared values with Alliance Partners and for RIA Members. This is to assist in supporting and helping to advance the sector together creating growth, sharing best practices and raising  awareness through strategic alliance, creating a collective voice to amplify through the noise together.

RIA Members Conference

The Running Conference is built for RIA Members and features Running Industry specific curated content. RIA Members have one access pass to The Running Conference included in their annual RIA Membership. You must be a Member of the Running Industry Alliance to be able to attend this annual event. If you are not a member please visit the RIA Membership to apply today.

This is an annual essential “must attend” event for anyone in the Running Industry and sector.


“The podcast will focus on meaningful running industry content, with listeners benefiting from useful information, data and action points that can help propel their businesses forward, sharing peer to peer knowledge whilst showcasing the running industry and advancements beneficial for all”.

Originally the Running Industry Podcast (2020) hosted by Matt Ward, now having joined forces with RIA to become the collaborative podcast Running Industry Alliance Podcast in association with supersonic from 2023 onwards. The B2B collab series will encompass episodes featuring chats with various RIA Member guests “in conversation with” about the running industry.

The new collaborative podcast will be hosted by Matt as Anchor with Becs, Jonathan and Tom, rotating on episodes around various content and expertise.

You can listen on the player or Apple | Spotify | Amazon | Deezer.


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