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Message From The Editor

Founded in 1987, Competitor Running is the authentic voice of running in America. We've evolved to become more real, more relevant and sometimes more rugged and raw. Our goal is to create a magazine and website infused with running culture, serving up best-in-class content on running shoes, wearable tech, gear and training. We take our readers on epic running adventures around the world, sharing stories and photography from the best running writers and photographers on the planet.

-Brian Metzler - Editor in Chief

Award-Winning Editorial & Design Team

Epic storytelling from the best endurance writers in the field and award-winning photography

Award-Winning Editorial & Design Team

Key Industry experts including elite athletes, coaches, nutritionists and technology experts

Key Features in Every Issue

Exclusive reports and profiles: breathtaking travel adventure features, profiles of the most intriguing people in the endurance sports world

Key Features in Every Issue

Service articles supported with real, actionable training plans for all levels: training, recovery, injury prevention, etc.

Key Features in Every Issue

Innovative gear and product reviews: the latest shoes and cutting edge technology

Key Features in Every Issue

Reviews of the best events, specialty retailers and training spots in the region

Competitor At A Glance

Circulation: 500,000
Readership: 1,250,000
Frequency: 11X
*CVC Audited
Competitor At A Glance"

Competitor Calendar

January 2016
2016 Ultimate Running & Racing Guide - Get Fitter & Faster in 2016
Ad Sales Close: 11/24/15
Ad Materials Due: 12/01/15
Available: 12/23/15
February 2016
Beginners Guide to Running - 2016 Half Marathon Guide
Ad Sales Close: 01/04/16
Ad Materials Due: 01/11/16
Available: 02/02/16
March 2016
2016 Running Gear: a full issue dedicated entirely to new running gear for spring/summer
Ad Sales Close: 01/29/16
Ad Materials Due: 02/05/16
Available: 02/25/16
April 2016
Nutrition & Hydration Special - 2016 Marathon Guide
Ad Sales Close: 02/26/16
Ad Materials Due: 03/03/16
Available: 03/25/16
May 2016
Summer Running Travel Guide - Get Fit for Summer - How Running Changes Lives
Ad Sales Close: 03/28/16
Ad Materials Due: 04/06/16
Available: 04/25/16
June 2016
How Modern Running Groups are Making Running Fun - Summer Trail Shoe Review
Ad Sales Close: 04/28/16
Ad Materials Due: 05/09/16
Available: 05/27/16
July 2016
The Body Issue - Top 5 Most Common Running Injuries - L.A.'s Unique Street Art Running Scene
Ad Sales Close: 05/27/16
Ad Materials Due: 06/06/16
Available: 06/24/16
August 2016
Olympics 101: The Road to Rio - Summer Road Shoe Review - Lifestyle Fashion Feature
Ad Sales Close: 06/28/16
Ad Materials Due: 07/07/16
Available: 07/28/16
September 2016
Generation Next: 10 Notable Runners Under 30 - Running Changed My Life - Fall Jackets
Ad Sales Close: 07/29/16
Ad Materials Due: 08/08/16
Available: 08/26/16
October 2016
Celebrities Who Run - Beer + Running - Night Running Gear
Ad Sales Close: 08/26/16
Ad Materials Due: 09/06/16
Available: 09/23/16
Nov/Dec 2016
Holiday Gift Guide - Winter Training & Adventure Guide - Winter Running Gear
Ad Sales Close: 10/03/16
Ad Materials Due: 10/14/16
Available: 11/04/16

The industry’s leading online resource for runners. provides insightful expert advice and is the digital resource for running, cross-training, injury prevention, nutrition and hydration. Our sites utilize responsive design, providing an optimal viewing experience across desktop, tablet and mobile devices.


Site Traffic

Monthly Users: 1.2 million
Monthly Sessions: 2.1 million
*Source: Google Analytics, June 2016

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