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RRCA Announces 2015 National Running Award Recipients


Arlington, VA - Since 1971, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has celebrated the contributions of dedicated leaders and volunteers for our sport of running through the National Running Awards program. 

We are delighted to announce the 2015 National Running Award recipients who will join the 2016 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame inductees for a night of celebration at the RRCA National Running Awards gala dinner on March 19, 2016 in Dallas, TX. Running enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the RRCA Convention, which includes a ticket to the National Running Awards gala, to honor these award-winning contributors to the running community.  Details about the event can be found at www.rrca.org/convention

Congratulations to the following National Running Award Recipients:

RRCA DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Jon Anderson
Shalane Flanagan
Bob Larsen

OUTSTANDING CLUB PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR
Michael Muldowney
Richmond Road Runners Club – Richmond, VA

BROWNING ROSS SPIRIT OF THE RRCA
Lena Hollmann
Gulf Coast Road Runners – Naples, FL

OUTSTANDING STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Ron Alford
Hawaii State Rep

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Jeff Weiss
Badgerland Striders – Milwaukee, WI

OUTSTANDING YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Terry Dalton
Team Kids Cafe – Lubbock, TX

OUTSTANDING BEGINNING RUNNING PROGRAM
Buddy Green
Wabash Valley Road Runners – Terre Haute, IN

RUNNERS OF THE YEAR
Tyler Pennel, Open Male
Molly Huddle, Open Female
Doug Fernandez, Male Master
Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, Female Master

Steven Toyoji, Outstanding Challenged Athlete
U.S. Paralympian – San Francisco, CA

OUTSTANDING CLUB NEWSLETTER
Splitimes
Michelle Truett, Editor
Utica Roadrunners – Uitca, NY

EXCELLENCE IN RUNNING JOURNALISM
Bob Dalton
Peachtree City Running Club – Fayetteville, GA

OUTSTANDING WEBSITE
Birmingham track club
birminghamtrackclub.com

RRCA ROAD RACE OF THE YEAR

Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon
Chip Allman, Race Director
River City Runners & Walkers Club – Parkersburg, WV

Thank you to the following individuals from around the country for serving on the various award selection panels: Simone Adair, Ron Alford, Kathryn Alvarez Gleghorn, Jean Arthur,  Brent Ayer, Betsy Boudreaux, Sue Brown-Nickerson, David Cotter, Mark Grandonico, Jeff Hills, Sherilyn Johnson,  Bee McLeod, David Meroney, Dwight Mikulis, Blaine Moore, Alex Morrow, Nicoletta Nerangis, Erica Phillips Doug Pitchford, Rogelio Quintanar, George Rehmet, Kelly Richards, Lisa Rippe, Rose Scovel, Rachel Tambling, Goody Tyler, Michelle Wimberly,  Mitch Garner, Creigh Kelley, Don Kardong, Doug Kurtis, Frank Shorter, Jacqueline Hansen, Jim Oaks, Joan Samuelson, Kim Jones, Lisa Rainsberger, and Steve Sence.  Thank you to RRCA’s program coordinator Andy Smith for managing the National Running Awards program.

About the RRCA: The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is the oldest and largest national association of running organizations and runners dedicated to growing the sport since 1958. The RRCA champions the development of community-based running clubs and events that serve runners of all ages and abilities in pursuit of health and competition. The RRCA’s vision is to see an organized running club established in every community in the U.S. To learn more, visit: www.RRCA.org.

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