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RRCA Announces National Running Award Recipients

02/01/2017

Awards.program.brand.imageArlington, VA - Since 1971, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has celebrated the contributions of dedicated leaders, volunteers, and athletes for the sport of running through the National Running Awards program. 

We are delighted to announce the 2016 National Running Award recipients who will join the 2017 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame inductees for a night of celebration at the RRCA National Running Awards dinner and ceremony on March 11, 2017 in Detroit, MI.  Running enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the RRCA Convention, which includes a ticket to the National Running Awards dinner, to honor these contributors to the running community.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

RRCA DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

RYAN HALL

GEORGE HIRSCH

DESIREE LINDEN

DAVE MCGILLLIVRAY

 

Outstanding Club President of the Year

LOU KING

Frederick Steeplechasers – Frederick, MD

BROWNING ROSS SPIRIT OF THE RRCA

TOM WHITAKER

Omaha Running Club – Omaha, NE

 

OUTSTANDING STATE REPRESENTATIVE

SHERILYN JOHNSON

Tennessee State Rep

 

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

ALLISON THUT

Green Bay Running Club – Green Bay, WI

 

OUTSTANDING YOUTH PROGRAM

FLORIDA STRIDERS CHILDREN’S RUN/WALK PROGRAM

FLORIDA STRIDERS TRACK CLUB – Orange Park, FL

 

OUTSTANDING BEGINNING RUNNING PROGRAM

ROBERT GUSTAFSON

Chattanooga Track Club – Chattanooga, TN

ROAD RUNNERS OF THE YEAR

JARED WARD, Open Male

DESIREE LINDEN, Open Female

MEB KEFLEZIGHI, Male Master

COLLEEN DE REUCK, Female Master

 

TATYANA MCFADDEN, Outstanding Challenged Athlete

U.S. Paralympian – Baltimore, MD

 

Outstanding Newsletter

FOOTTRAILS

Tammy Bumgarner, Editor

Springfield Road Runners Club – Springfield, IL

 

Excellence in Running Journalism

JULIE PEARCE

Birmingham Track Club – Birmingham, AL

 

OUTSTANDING WEBSITE

NORTHERN VIRGINIA RUNNING CLUB

www.NOVARUNNINGCLUB.com 

 

RRCA ROAD RACE OF THE YEAR

ANCHORAGE RUNFEST

Sharron Fisherman, Race Director

 Anchorage Running Club – Anchorage, AK

The RRCA thanks the following individuals for serving on the various award selection panels.  Each selection panel includes RRCA members from around the country.  Thank you to: Joan Benoit Samuelsson, Mitchell Garner, Jacqueline Hansen, Lena Hollmann, Kim Jones, Don Kardong, Creigh Kelly, Jenni Kirk-Sorrow, Bee McLeod, Blaine Moore, Doug Pitchford, Rogelio Quintanar, Lisa Rainsberger, George Rehmet, Lisa Rippe, Bill Rodgers, Rose Scoville, Frank Shorter, Steve Spence, and Craig Virgin.   Thank you to RRCA’s program coordinator Andy Smith for managing the National Running Awards program.

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