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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 2017
2017 Ultimate Running & Racing Guide - Get Fitter, Get Faster in 2017
Ad Sales Close: 11/22/16
Ad Materials Due: 12/01/16
Available: 12/21/16
February 2017
Beginners Guide to Running - Let's Get Running, America!
Ad Sales Close: 01/04/17
Ad Materials Due: 01/06/17
Available: 01/31/2017
March 2017
2017 Running Gear Guide
Ad Sales Close: 01/27/17
Ad Materials Due: 02/01/17
Available: 02/23/17
April 2017
2017 Half Marathon Guide - Nutrition & Hydration Special
Ad Sales Close: 02/24/17
Ad Materials Due: 03/01/17
Available: 03/24/17
May 2017
Get Fit for Summer - Summer Running Travel Guide
Ad Sales Close: 03/27/17
Ad Materials Due: 03/31/17
Available: 04/24/17
June 2017
New Trends in Wearable Tech - Spring Trail Running Shoe Review
Ad Sales Close: 04/27/17
Ad Materials Due: 05/03/17
Available: 05/26/17
July 2017
The Body Issue - Fine Tune Your Training - America's Best Trail Runs
Ad Sales Close: 05/26/17
Ad Materials Due: 06/01/17
Available: 06/23/17
August 2017
Summer Photo Issue - Fall Road Running Shoe Review - Why Music Matters
Ad Sales Close: 06/27/17
Ad Materials Due: 07/05/17
Available: 07/27/17
September 2017
Generation Next: 10 Notable Runners Under 30 - Fall Running Gear & Fashion
Ad Sales Close: 07/28/17
Ad Materials Due: 08/02/17
Available: 08/25/17
October 2017
Fall Trail Running Shoe Review - Photography Contest Winners
Ad Sales Close: 08/25/17
Ad Materials Due: 08/31/17
Available: 09/22/17
Nov/Dec 2017
Holiday Gift Guide - Winter Training & Adventure Guide - 2017 Runners of the Year
Ad Sales Close: 10/02/17
Ad Materials Due: 10/11/17
Available: 11/03/17

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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