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Growth of the U.S. Outdoor Recreation Economy

The U.S. outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent ($427.2 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017. The Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA) also shows that...


Host City Survey: An Overview of the Impact of COVID-19 on Sports Events

The COVID-19 outbreak has taken the world by surprise and has brought great strain upon all parts of society, including cities and organizations involved in the hosting of international sports events....


An Economic Study of the Richmond Hill Disc Golf Course

The data collected from this study provides helpful information for making decisions, such as expected levels of course use and how to fund maintenance, at proposed and existing disc golf courses.


Global Games Report: 2019

This report examines the esports industry, including audience consumption, economic impact and predictions for the future.


The State of Running 2019

This is the first mapping of Global running participation. The analysis covers 107.9 million race results from more than 70 thousand events from 1986 to 2018. This is by far the largest study of race...


Sports in Los Angeles and Orange Counties: An Economic Development Analysis

In 2018, the sports industry in greater Los Angeles generated considerable economic activity by adding $6.2 billion in economic output and supporting nearly 40,000 jobs with a total labor income of...


The Motivation of Seniors: Why They Participate in the Senior Games

It is well known that physical exercise can promote individuals' healthy lifestyles and physical condition, and many research studies have been done to investigate the motives and benefits of youth...


ACSM Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends

What sports will be in? What will tie in with current travel offerings? The American Society of Sports Medicine's Annual Survey of Fitness Trends provides some clues as to what will grow in the coming...


New Research: Women's Running Report

The Women’s Running 2018 Audience Study offers a wealth of market research on America’s fast-growing audience of women runners.


Race Trends: Annual Statistical Report

Do sign-up apps actually help generate increased registration for sports events? This report uses RunSignup’s registration data from the past four years to generate transparent statistics, identify...