The Endurance Sports Coalition was formed with the sole purpose of presenting one voice, across the running, triathlon, multi-sport, obstacle course and cycling event industries, to the federal government.
Our goal is to secure ongoing support and relief for mass participation event operators and, in turn, the employees, athletes and suppliers who rely on us. By engaging with members of Congress and the White House with one voice, we will maximize our message.
Endurance Sporting Events are a key component of the US health and fitness landscape, providing opportunities for over 30 million Americans annually to run, bike, swim, conquer obstacle courses, better their bodies and transform their lives.
As an industry with over $3 billion in annual economic impact, endurance sports drive critical economic impact to major cities and small towns alike, filling hotel rooms and restaurants, supporting sporting goods and specialty retailers, and sustaining a secondary industry of timers, trainers, coaches and service providers.
Thousands of charities depend on the endurance industry to provide a platform for critical fundraising.
The diverse nature of our industry is largely comprised of small businesses, many of whom are longstanding pillars of their local communities. Across our industry, we sustain nearly 500,000 jobs and an even greater number of freelance, part-time and temporary employment opportunities.