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RRCA Announces Its Annual National Running Award Recipients

Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals for their outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running at its National Running Awards Ceremony, and we are delighted to announce the 2015 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2014 National Running Award recipients.

These outstanding contributors to our sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA Convention’s National Running Awards Banquet & Ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Des Moines, IA. We encourage all RRCA members to join us for this event to celebrate these award-winning contributors to the running community.

Congratulations to the following RRCA National Running Award Winners:

RRCA DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Sara Mae Berman
Jack Daniels
Phil Stewart

OUTSTANDING CLUB PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR
Pete Abraham
Badgerland Striders – Wauwatosa, WI

BROWNING ROSS SPIRIT OF THE RRCA
Bee McLeod
Tidewater Striders – Norfolk, VA

OUTSTANDING STATE REPRESENTATIVE
David Meroney
Arkansas State Rep – Little Rock, AR

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Gary Howsam
Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers – Grapevine, TX

OUTSTANDING YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Amy Eddy
River City Runners and Walkers – Parkersburg, WV

ROAD RUNNER OF THE YEAR
Meb Keflezighi, Open Male
Sara Hall, Open Female
Lloyd Hansen, Male Master
Deena Kastor, Female Master

Richard Hunter, Outstanding Challenged Athlete
VI / Blind Youth Paralympic Experience – Folsom, CA

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS
Print Newsletter –The Oregon Distance Runner
Kelly Barten & Blake Timm, Co-Editors
Oregon Road Runners Club – Beaverton, OR

E-Newsletter – Space Coast Runners, Inc Club Newsletter
Bob Rall, Editor
Space Coast Runners, Inc – Merritt Island, FL

Excellence in Running Journalism
Christopher White
Pikes Peak Road Runners – Colorado Springs, CO

OUTSTANDING WEBSITE
Houston Area Road Runners Association
www.HARRA.ORG

RRCA ROAD RACE OF THE YEAR
The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler
Jeff Fedorko, Race Director – Lynchburg Road Runners Club – Lynchburg, VA

Learn more about the National Running Awards Banquet hosted as the closing event of the 57th Annual RRCA National Convention.

The RRCA thanks the following individuals for serving on the various award selection panels.  Each selection panel includes RRCA members from around the country. Thank you to: Simone Adair, Jean Arthur, Brent Ayer, Ken Bendy, Betsy Boudreaux, Sue Brown-Nickerson, Chris Burch, Gary Corbitt, David Cotter, Trevor Darmstetter, Mitch Garner, Mark Grandonico, Bryan Graydon, Jeff Hills, Lena Hollmann, Jim Latham, David Meroney, Dwight Mikulis, Gary Morgan, Bee McLeod, Nicoletta Nerangis, Doug Pitchford, Beth Onines, Erica Phillips, Rogelio Quintanar, George Rehmet, Kelly Richards, Rose Scovel, Goody Tyler, Don Lein, Mitch Garner, Brent Ayer, Creigh Kelley, Don Kardong, Doug Kurtis, Frank Shorter, Jacqueline Hansen, Jim Oaks, Joan Samuelson, Kim Jones, Lisa Rainsberger and Steve Spence. Thank you to RRCA Program Coordinator Andy Smith for coordinating the selection process.

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