By the Numbers: Running edition

~43,000,000: total runners in the U.S.

26.1: miles the typical runner logs in one week

85: days per year the typical runner runs

13%: increase in outdoor running participation since last year

3.2: pairs of shoes purchased by typical runner in one year

0.4%: runners who started running to exercise their dogs

11.9: years the typical runner has been running

7.8: events the typical runner has completed

77%: runners with college degrees

73%: runners with household incomes of $75,000+

38.5: average age of a female runner

43.6: average age of a male runner

66.5%: runners who are married

300%: increase in half-marathon participation since 2003 (fastest-growing race by far)

43%: runners who are content with their weight