About this episode

Today, Jon speaks with The Running Event (TRE) Event Director, Christina Henderson. A multi-decade long love affair with running, dating back to elementary school laps, have molded Christina into the person she is today. Sister, daughter, partner, and friend, community holds equal weight in Christina’s life, and she unites these two priorities in her work as the Event Director for The Running Event: an annual trade show and conference for professionals in the running and outdoor industries.

In this episode we talk about:

  • maintaining a lifelong running relationship 
  • merging running with different facets of life: social, professional, and personal 
  • The Running Event (TRE) and behind the scenes in the running industry
  • diversity and inclusion in the running industry: is running really for everyone? 
  • the authenticity of running influencers and retailers
  • challenges and changes in the running industry 

Find out more about The Running Event (TRE) and catch the livestream here: https://www.therunningevent.com/livestream/ 

Follow Christina on Instagram @cjflenderson and For The Long Run @forthelrpod 

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Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike “Kofuzi”; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more!

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