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Nomination Requirements

The nomination requirements include the following:

To be submitted by an RRCA member with endorsement from community leader outlined below:

  • An official representative from an RRCA member running club, event, or specialty running shoe store must submit an official online nomination outlining how your community meets some or all of the criteria outlined above.
  • The nomination must demonstrate that the community is working in collaboration with both public and private organizations to support running.
  • Three to six letters of support for the nomination must be ​uploaded where requested on the application. All letters must be on official letterhead.  One letter must be from the president of an RRCA nonprofit member running club or event endorsing the nomination on behalf of their organization.  The remaining letters must be from a mix of public leaders (mayor, government department heads, city council members, etc.) and private business owners (corporate CEOs, restaurant owners, store managers, for profit events, etc.) for a total of six letters maximum. 
  • Optional submission: submit one (1) MPG video showcasing how the community meets some or all of the criteria outlined above.  The video should include statements from the applicant, local official(s), business owners, and local runners along with spotlights of marquee community infrastructure.  This video must be no longer than five (5) minutes and no larger than 500 megabytes. Video must be saved in MPG format if mailed on disc or thumb drive. Alternatively, a ink to the video on YouTube ​can be included in the online nomination form.

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