Write For and About Elite Runners at Running Times

Target the hardcore runners.

Running-Times-ArtRodale’s purchase of Running Times in 2007 could have put the magazine in an awkward position, as the media company also owned main competitor Runner’s World.

Running Times chose to stand out by making elite runners its focus, both as the subject of features and profiles, and as the audience for service pieces that focus on how to prevent injuries and optimize training.

You may initially find more success pitching stories to the website rather than the bimonthly print magazine:

Since the print publication comes out just six times a year, there are some great freelance opportunities online. The site is updated daily and features exclusive content. Multimedia pitches that include editorial along with videos may help your pitches make it past the front gate, but only if the pitch itself is strong and well thought out. Pitches related to masters, high school, college and trails are always appreciated.

For more, including the sections to go after, read: How to Pitch: Running Times

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