65th RRCA National Convention

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March 23-26, 2023
Chicago, Illinois

We are excited to plan for the 65th RRCA Convention, which will be held Chicago, IL between March 23-26, 2023 in conjunction with the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.  Join hundreds of club leaders, race directors, prospective and current RRCA Certified Coaches, sponsors, and industry leaders at this fun-filled, and educational conference for the running community. 

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Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL, 60603, US

The story of downtown Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton is one of romance and undeniable charm.By the turn of the century, the Palmer House had become Chicago’s liveliest social center, hosting a long list of prominent figures. In recent years the historic Chicago hotel, Palmer House has undergone a $170 million renovation to ensure that it includes all of the conveniences and comforts our 21st century guests expect while also preserving our significant history. Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across America.

Room rate:  $165

Booking Link Coming Soon

Schedule, Education Program & Speakers

The RRCA Convention App is the best way to stay up-to-date with the detailed schedule, education program outline, speaker bios, sponsors and much more.   Detailed meeting room locations are outlined in App for all sessions.

New App instructions coming soon.

Thursday March 23, 2022 - Central Time Zone

Time Session - See App for Location & Speakers
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Coaching Certification Level I Cohort - Session 1
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Coaching Level II In- Person Session - Day 1
10:00 PM - 2:00 PM Board Meeting
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM State Reps Session
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Opening Reception

Friday March 24 2023

Time Session - See App for Location & Speakers
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM Morning group run
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM AM Yoga
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast and Welcome Remarks
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM - 10:15AM RRCA Insurance Program & Risk Management General Session
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Coaching Certification Level I Cohort - Session 2
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Coaching Level II In- Person Session - Day 2
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Expo Hours
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Education Session: Coming Soon
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Education Session: Coming Soon
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Education Session: Coming Soon
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM Luncheon
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Coaching Certification Level I Cohort - Session 3
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Coaching Level II In-Person Session - Day 2 Cont.
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Education Session: Coming Soon
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Education Session: Coming Soon
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Education Session: Coming Soon
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Education Session: Coming Soon
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Education Session: Coming Soon
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Education Session: Coming Soon
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Networking Reception

Saturday March 25, 2023

Time Session
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM Morning group run
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM AM Yoga
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Annual Meeting of the Membership
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM National Running Awards Breakfast & Ceremony
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Coaching Certification Level I Cohort Session 4
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Coaching Level II In-Person Session - Day 3
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Expo Open
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Lunch and packet pick-up
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Coaching Certification Level I Cohort - Session 5
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Coaching Level II In-Person Session - Day 3 conc.
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Education Session Coming Soon
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Education Session Coming Soon
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Education Session Coming Soon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PM Yoga
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Closing Reception - Silent & Live Auction

Sunday March 26, 2023

Time Session - See App for Location & Speakers
8:25 AM - 1:30 PM Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

The RRCA will again host a Coaching Level I Certification Cohort as part of the Convention. We have developed a schedule that will allow you to become an RRCA Certified Coach while participating in many activities at the RRCA Convention, especially the social networking events. By registering for this course you will be able to participate in the certification course and the convention activities outlined below.

The registration fee for this special coaching ​cohort is only $475. 

Anyone registering for this coaching course must attend ALL five Coaching Certification ​sessions built into the RRCA Convention schedule. Failure to attend a cohort session will result in not being able to take the final examination.

Coaching Level I Certification Cohort schedule:

  • Session I – Thursday, March 17 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (lunch provided)
  • Session II – Friday, March 18 – 9 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Session III – Friday, March18 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Session IV – Saturday, March 19 – 8 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Session V – Saturday, March 19 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Registration also includes:

  • Thursday Welcome Reception
  • Friday and Saturday morning group runs
  • Friday & Saturday Breakfasts
  • Friday & Saturday Luncheons
  • Saturday Closing Reception and Silent Auction

To register for the Level I Coaching Certification Cohort, select the REGISTRATION OPTION: 64th RRCA National Convention + Level I Coaching Certification CourseRegistrations are non-transferable. See refund policy on the registration page.

The Level II Coaching Certification program is open to all RRCA Level I Certified Coaches in good standing who have been certified for a minimum of one year. The Level II program is designed for coaches seeking to enhance their knowledge or reinforce concepts learned in Level I​.

The RRCA will host a Coaching Level II In-Person session as part of the Convention. We have developed a schedule that will allow you to complete this Coaching Level II Certification requirement while participating in several activities at the RRCA Convention, especially the social networking events.

The registration fee for the Coaching Level II In-Person session is only $475. Anyone registering for this session must attend ALL five Coaching Level II ​sessions built into the RRCA Convention schedule. Failure to attend all sessions will result in not being able to include this requirement towards Level II.

Registration includes the 3 days needed to meet the session requirements, the vendor expo, and other Convention activities and meals. Coaching Level II In-Person participants will receive multiple pre-course emails from instructors with updates and information.

Coaching Level II In-Person Session schedule:
  • Session I – Thursday, March 17 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (lunch provided)
  • Session II – Friday, March 18 – 9 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Session III – Friday, March18 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Session IV – Saturday, March 19 – 8 AM – 12:00
  • PM Session V – Saturday, March 19 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

To register for the Level II Coaching Session select the REGISTRATION OPTION: 64th RRCA National Convention + Coaching Level II In-Person Session Registrations are non-transferable. 

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