ASBA announces publication of new Running Tracks manual, new, streamlined format aloows for ease of use, release, note by Larry Eder

The American Sports Builder Association announced a new Running Tracks manual, updated and made for ease of use. The ASBA is a non-profit group established to promote the quality of track facilities.  If you are a coach or AD and are looking to learn about how to do the right facility for your school, club or university, we encourage you to check out I have included their national meeting in my yearly schedule each and every year for the past decade. ASBA is truly a great resource. 

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American Sports Builders Association

8480 Baltimore National Pike • Suite 307

Ellicott City, MD 21043 • 866-501-ASBA • 410-730-9595 • Fax: 410-730-8833



ASBA announces publication of new Running Tracks manual

New, streamlined format allows for ease of use


ELLICOTT CITY, MD -- The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for running tracks, tennis courts, sports fields and indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces, has announced the publication of the seventh edition of Running Tracks: A Construction and Maintenance Manual


The book is designed for anyone involved in building, maintaining, repairing or renovating any type of running track. It includes easy to understand technical information on all aspects of tracks, including design, budgeting and planning, site requirements, surface selection, construction, maintenance, repair, amenities and accessories and more. In addition, it includes diagrams, photos, governing bodies and sources for further information.


"For the seventh edition the book is much more user-friendly," says Mark Brogan, ASBA's chairman. "The information is organized with a much more logical flow -- from conception to construction to completion, and there are extensive chapters on maintenance and repair and renovation. In addition, the book is divided into many more chapters, and includes external tabs so users can quickly and easily find the information they need."


Copies of the new edition of the book are now available at a cost of $44.95 each. Books can be ordered by contacting ASBA at 866-501-ASBA (2722), or by going to the web site, book is also available instantly as a download.


The ASBA is a non-profit association helping designers, builders, owners, operators and users understand quality athletic facility construction. The Association sponsors informative meetings, publishes newsletters, books and technical construction guidelines and keeps its members updated on developments in the industry. Additional information is available from the ASBA at 8480 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 307, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The phone numbers are 866-501-ASBA (2722) or 410-730-9595, and the fax number is 410-730-8833. The ASBA also may be reached electronically via its website:, or by e-mail at [email protected].

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