The RRCA is a community of running clubs, event organizers, coaches, and runners. We like how community is defined by Webster: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. We don't categorize our members' efforts as a function of "industry" because we are focused on more than just volume and dollars. We value the importance of human interaction; being part of a community of people with shared interests that cross all segments of society; and being a part of belonging to something more important than just a bottom line on a financial statement.
The RRCA is an IRS 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a 9-person board of directors
elected by the members at the Annual Meeting of the Membership. See the RRCA Bylaws
and RRCA Structure
for more details. The RRCA is divided into four regions
. Each region consists of a number of states with a Regional Director who is an elected, volunteer member of the RRCA Board of Directors
. Each state has a volunteer State Rep
that is appointed by the Regional Director. The organization is managed through its National Office under the leadership of Executive Director Jean Knaack
Organization of running clubs
is the responsibility of local people. The RRCA, in turn, provides services, benefits, and programs to support the locally-organized clubs and events. We do not dictate management or operations to our members, but we do provide guidelines and guidance on best practices and expect our members to comply with accountability expectations for membership.