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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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Tools for Program Directors
The RRCA has partnered with RunClubSignUp.com to launch the new Kids Club management system, which includes an online registration system, participant management tools, and the Kids Club Mileage Log. Program directors can track student running progress in the Kids Club Mileage Log for individuals or as a group. All youth program directors are encouraged to use this tool to manage their programs, and the program DOES NOT have to be branded as a Kids Run the Nation program to use the Kids Club management system. The system if free of charge if your program is free for participants. If you charge a fee for participants, a small credit card processing fee will apply for online registrations.
Using this service DOES NOT create a membership between the RRCA and your youth running program. Learn more about joining the RRCA to take advantages of our membership benefits.
Follow the 3 easy steps below to create your program online, manage your participants, and log their miles.
Additional Kids Run the Nation Resources
- Start a nonprofit, youth-only running club
- Learn about Kids Run the Nation grant fund
- RRCA FUNdamentals of Youth Running - guidelines for working with youth runners
- Sample Waiver
- Kids Run the Nation Waiver in Spanish
- Kids Run the Nation Logo in black & white
- Additional running log pages
- Running Heros (RRCA Hall of Fame Members)
- RRCA Sample Criminal Background Check Policy
- RRCA Guidelines for developing an abuse reporting procedure
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Screen Your Volunteers
The Road Runners Club of America has a guideline encouraging the practice of criminal background checks for RRCA members or anyone working with minors such as coaches, assistant coaches, volunteers, or employees engaged in working with youth (legal minors) involved in youth running programs or kids events. RRCA members are encouraged to adopt our recommended criminal background check policy. To help clubs implement this guideline, the RRCA has partnered with the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) to provide an affordable background screening service for our members. All RRCA members will receive a 10% discount on background screening through NCSI. For more information call 440-542-9690 or visit them online. All RRCA members that host youth running programs or events should have a policy and procedure in place for addressing abuse reporting. The RRCA has developed and posted guidelines below to assist members in developing an abuse reporting policy and procedure.