Typical U.S. Female Runner: Ever wonder how you compare? I can't say as though I really did but here is how I do. This is the typical "core" runner. Core runners are active adult participants who tend to enter running events, train year-round, and purchase 2-4 running shoes each year.
Average Age: 38.5 I'm younger
63.2% Married Yes
78.2% College educated Yes
70.3% Earn a household income of $75,000+ Nobody's business!
Average number of years running: 9.9 years I have been running for? At least since high school.
Average number of running events participated in during the last 12 months: 7.2 events I have done 11!
51.8% have completed 1 marathon or more in their lifetime Not yet, but I hope to someday!
70.4% Run/Jog 4+ hours each week 4 to 6 hours a week is probably right
77.7% run 12 months a year Yes
Average number of days run per week: 4.0 Yes
Average number of miles run per week: 21.9 20 in the winter closer to 30 in the warmer months
66.1% describe themselves as ‘Frequent/Fitness Runners’ Sure
Favorite race distance is the Half-Marathon (39.0%) Hmmm I love 5k's more I think
Interested in entering next year: Half-Marathon (77.0%), 5K (57.3%), 10K (56.0%), Marathon (43.3%) Half- yes, 5k- yes, 10k-yes, marathon- yes
Primary motivation to start running: For Exercise (25.0%), Weight Concerns (14.5%), Needed a New Challenge (9.3%) Exercise and I was in cross country so competition
Motivation to continue to run: Staying in Shape (76.8%), Staying Healthy (74.2%), Relieving Stress (64.4%) Relieving stress, staying healthy, staying sane, and staying in shape, and I love racing!
Average number of running shoes purchased in last 12 months: 2.9 pairs 3 pairs a year