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Kelly “K2” Richards, At-Large Director

Richards is a Minnesota native who has found a home in Texas. She began running on July 4, 1997. Her long-term running goal is to run a marathon in all 50 states and Washington, DC. To date, she has run marathons or ultras in over 30 states as well as South Africa and Cambodia. Richards served as President of Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers (RAW) for five years (2002-2007). Richards has been nominated twice for RRCA Club President of the Year. She continues to volunteer at RAW by race directing and serving on multiple committees. Richards was a State Rep from 2006-2008, winning the RRCA Outstanding State Representative of the Year in 2008. Richards has served on the State Rep Working Group and the Strategic Planning Task Force. Richards has volunteered her time nationally by serving on the RRCA Board (2009-11) and on several National Award Selection Panels. She was instrumental in the development of the Road Race of the Year Award (now in its third year) and started the annual RRCA Race T-shirt contest, and most recently, she worked on the new RRCA Runner Friendly Community® program.

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