Site History

Started in 2002

Running in the USA started as 2 websites. Running in the USA was started in the fall of 2002 by Don Drewniak and was primarily a directory of race results. Run This Planet was started in the fall of 2002 by Bill and Mary Flaws and was primarily a directory of races and running clubs.

In the spring of 2003 Don contacted Mary and Bill and proposed a merger. Don continued to help with results for another couple years, and Mary and Bill maintained the rest of the site.

Summer of 2003

With the sites merged, Bill and Mary launched a new and improved Running in the USA in the summer of 2003.
Summer 2003 Home Page

Summer of 2006

After three years, Bill and Mary were ready for a change, and redesigned the website. Our slogan Work Hard. Play Harder. was launched late in 2007. News and Photos features were added in the fall of 2008, while a new redesign was quietly underway.

Summer 2006 Home Page

December 2008

Wanting new features, better navigation, and a new look, the site was redesigned again.

December 2008 Home Page

July 2017

Can you believe we haven't changed anything significant in 9 years?!?!

July 2017 Home Page

To handle the growth over the years, we needed to improve our race directory search engine. We created separate directories for Classic Races, Multisport Events, and Variety Runs. We expanded our search options, and optimized the engine yielding faster and easier searching.

July 2017 Search Menu

February 2018

Fresh new look using modern styles and mobile-friendly design. Results directory discontinued.

May 2018

Shiny New database implemented, making page load times much faster.

September 2018

Switched from Google Maps to Stadia Maps

August 2019

Race Series and Race Organizations - and linking them to races...