According to the 2014 State of the Sport report by Running USA , the United States is experiencing a boom. Not a baby boom, but a RUNNING boom! In fact, the study claims 2013 witnessed more than 19 million running race finishers in the U.S.
The U.S. has not seen this level of participation in running since the 1970s when Frank Shorter became the third American to win an Olympic marathon and was credited by many as starting the first running boom.
Even more outstanding, this record breaking number represents a 300 percent increase in running finishers since 1990. Congrats USA!
So, why all this running? Or, better yet, what are we running from? In today’s fast paced and complicated world, running still remains a simple and effective way to free your mind, stay fit and have fun. The Lexus LaceUp Running Series understands it can be hard to drag yourself out of bed every morning and stick to a training program, but the rewards are huge. Running provides myriad benefits in addition to obvious health improvements, both mental and physical.
Whether you are a seasoned runner or looking to attempt your first 5k, LaceUp invites you to join the Second Running Boom with us. Our race team is committed to treating each and every racer like the superstar they are through a high-end running and hospitality experience at every race. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have at .