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For Club Directors
It is the goal of the RRCA to provide information and training to leaders of running clubs from volunteer board members to paid staff of running clubs or training programs. The RRCA State Representatives are a great resource for club directors. RRCA State Representatives can help answer questions or connect club leaders within their home states and around the country. Club leaders are encouraged to work closely with their RRCA State Representatives to help promote running throughout their home state.
Running clubs have been the driving force behind the RRCA since 1958. While most running clubs in the United States are organized as all volunteer-run, nonprofit organizations, some clubs have grown large in size over fifty years and are run by paid staff governed by a board of directors. As the running community has continued to grow and evolve, the delivery of organized running has changed somewhat over the years. While nonprofit running clubs continue to represent the majority of RRCA members, other forms of clubs have developed such as training programs hosted by running shoes stores, RRCA Certified coaches, and other forms.
In this section you will find helpful information about starting and managing a running club. If you need assistance or have questions or concerns about managing your running club, please feel free to contact the RRCA for assistance.