Individual Sports


ITA Announces Return of Summer Circuit

April 24, 2017

The ITA Summer Circuit will now be known as the ITA Summer Circuit Powered by UTR. more >>


Mobile to Host USA Gymnastics Event

April 21, 2017

The Mobile Sports Authority, in conjunction with Planet Gymnastics and Visit Mobile, host the 2017 USA Gymnastics Region 8 Championships. more >>


Golf Industry Notes Eco-Friendly Aspects of Sports Events in Time for Earth Day

April 21, 2017

As part of the celebration of “Earth Day” on April 22, here are 10 facts about golf, promoting the sport and the environment. more >>


Fed Cup By BNP Paribas to be Played in Tampa Bay

April 21, 2017

The 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinal will be played at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa Bay, April 22-23. more >>

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WE ARE GOLF, Topgolf Extend Partnership for National Golf Day's 10th Anniversary

April 24, 2017

WE ARE GOLF, a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners, will partner with Topgolf® for National Golf Day 2017. more >>


Dollamur Sport Surfaces Launches #MatMoment Contest with UFC Champion

April 24, 2017

Dollamur Sport Surfaces has launched its #MatMoment contest to support American mixed martial artist Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks. more >>


USTA Names Recipients of Annual Awards

April 10, 2017

The United States Tennis Association has announced the five winners of its Annual Awards. more >>


Road Race Finishers Down For Third Straight Year

April 10, 2017

For the third straight year, the number of road race finishers declined in the U.S. more >>

Destination Spotlights

Redding Case study | March 19, 2017
An Outdoor Sports Paradise in Northern California   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to outdoor activities and adventures, Redding, California, is a paradise with endless possibilities. Located right on the Sacramento... More>>

AnnArbor Case study | March 19, 2017
A Big 10 College City with a Small-Town Vibe   

By: Michael Popke

When people think of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Michigan Stadium, “The Big House” on the University of... More>>

Rowing Case study | March 19, 2017
Columbia’s Winning Combination of Surprising Sports   

By: Michael Popke

Three rivers flow through Columbia, South Carolina, helping the city earn its status among the top 10 paddlesports destinations in the country. One... More>>

White Papers

BlueRidgeMarathon Whitepaper | November 1, 2016
Blue Ridge Marathon Economic Impact Analysis   

This white paper is a detailed summary of the economic impact of the 2016 Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon on the surrounding area. More>>

RunningUSA Whitepaper | October 1, 2016
Phase Two: Millennial Running Study   

Event owners wishing to recruit Millennials need to know them better. This explains their incentives for participation in running events. More>>

KOA Whitepaper | June 1, 2016
The 2016 North American Camping Report   

This report shows more minorities participating in camping which researchers say could lead to more participation in outdoor sports. More>>

MillennialStudyCover Whitepaper | March 1, 2016
Millennial Running Study   

A study of Millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000, to find out which running and road sports events interest them, and why. More>>



MAstersPic Article | April 5, 2017
2017 Masters by the Numbers: Green Jackets, Pink Azaleas and More

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The tickets don’t cost less than $1,400. The concessions don't cost more than $3 (a whopping $5 for an import beer.) The Masters returns, bringing...   More>>

EaserEggRun Article | April 5, 2017
Tax Day and Easter Mean Big Returns for Sports Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Here come Peter Cottontail AND the tax man… with planners of sports events not far behind, ready to make money on novelty tie-ins. With April 15...   More>>

CherryBlossom Article | April 5, 2017
Where Have All The Flowers Gone? A False Spring Followed by a Blizzard Hurts the Backdrop of Blooms Spring Event Planners Count On

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Mother Nature had some serious mood swings this spring. From teasing the Northeast with temperatures in the 70s one week to pounding it with...   More>>

Marathon Article | April 5, 2017
Coming Up Short: When a Course Error Means Athletes Can’t Qualify for a Bigger Race

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If “every sports event planner’s nightmare” had an illustration, it might be this: runners standing open-mouthed after finishing a marathon...   More>>

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