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The RRCA is the oldest and largest organization in the US dedicated to distance running.
With over 1000 member clubs and events representing over 200,000 running club members, why run with anyone else? Join the RRCA today!
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Education and Advocacy
The RRCA promotes guidelines designed to educate and keep runners safe in any condition from the race environment to a group run to going it alone. Promoting safe running for all is our top priority.
Safety and access to the sport of running for individual runners has been a cornerstone of the RRCA since 1958. To help educate runners, the RRCA has developed a variety of guidelines and safety tips on various topics related to runners’ safety including our Guidelines for Leading a Group Run and Guidelines for Safe Event Management. In addition, the RRCA has a training program that certifies individuals to be adult distance running coaches. Learn more about the RRCA Coaching Certification program.
RRCA members and the general media are encouraged to share the safety tips and guidelines contained in this section. You may reproduce these items for use in newsletters, emails, magazine, news reports and more. Please quote the RRCA as your source for this information as we have been the leading voice the promotion of runners’ safety for over 50 years.
The RRCA partners with organizations and sponsors to develop and promote safety and grassroots advocacy campaigns that benefit the running community and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Since 1958, the RRCA has gathered in different cities around the country for the Annual RRCA National Convention. The Convention is a great opportunity for running club leaders, race directors, fitness professionals, RRCA State Representatives, Regional Directors, Board Members, RRCA Certified Coaches, sponsors, running industry professionals and runners to come together to share information, best practices, and contribute to the national mission of the RRCA. The Convention consists educational workshops on best practices, the RRCA Annual Meeting of the Membership, the National Running Awards Banquet, and several social networking events. Hundreds of runners, club leaders, event directors, and corporate supporters attend the RRCA Convention. Learn more about the RRCA Convention.