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ACTIVE Network Lifestyle Panel Reveals Gender Trends in Running

ACTIVE Network, the leader in cloud-based Activity and Participant Management™ solutions, today released an infographic illustrating gender trends in running. In partnership with Running USA and their national Runner’s Survey, ACTIVE Network ™ polled 1200+ members of the ACTIVE.com1 endurance community. The members polled make up the ACTIVE Lifestyle Panel, which represents a segment of endurance athletes who participate in a variety of events such as triathlons, marathons, and other traditional running distances, as well as Mob events.

Among the key findings shared in the infographic:

  • Women make up 60% of participants in running events
  • 74% of men vs. 57% of women classify themselves as competitive runners
  • 54% of women vs. 38% of men classify themselves as running for fun
  • Women are more likely to use social media to:
    • Post-race photos on social media (62% vs 46% for men)
    • Learn about events (22% vs 16% for men)
    • Use smartphones for running activities (31% vs 25% for men)

“The ACTIVE Lifestyle panel represents a segment of active people who not only run, but also participate in a variety of other activities, which says a lot about the potential growth of the sport among casual runners,” said Sam Renouf, General Manager, ACTIVE Network Sports & Consumer business. “With the right data and insights, event directors can optimize the way in which they reach new participants. This survey is a strong benchmark and we will soon be rolling out products that deliver even deeper insights directly to our organizers to help them grow faster.”

About ACTIVE Network

ACTIVE Network™ is the leader in Activity and Participant Management™ and data solutions powering over 47,000 customers worldwide with SaaS technology that streamlines activity and event administration. Our enterprise-level ACTIVEWorks® cloud platform, combined with our business intelligence tools, make managing and operating all types of activities, events and organizations smarter and more efficient. ACTIVE Network™ was founded in 1999 and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.activenetwork.com or follow us on Twitter @ACTIVENetwork.

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12014 Survey based on ACTIVE Lifestyle Panel member responses.

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