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RRCA Welcomes Five Runner Friendly Communities

Five communities have the “right stuff” of community infrastructure & support plus local government involvement for designation Arlington, VA – The goal of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Runner Friendly Community program is to shine a national spotlight on communities that standout as runner-friendly and provide incentives and ideas for communities to work …

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Join/Renew Membership for 2023

We are very pleased to announce that there will be a NO RATE INCREASE in the General Liability Insurance Program including the supplemental Volunteer Medical Coverage and Operations policy options. There is a $10 increase for the Directors & Officers Insurance, which remains highly affordable at $220 per organization. There is no increase in membership dues for 2023. …

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RRCA Accepting Bids to Host 2023 Championship Events

The RRCA Championship Event Series is the largest grassroots-organized running series in the US, spotlighting over 200 races that attract nearly 300,000 participants. RRCA Championship Events are selected annually at the State, Regional, and National level through a competitive bidding process.  RRCA is inviting members to bid on hosting a 2023 RRCA Championship Event at …

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McGillivray Honored with Naming of Track

City of Medford to name track in honor of RRCA Hall of Famer, Dave McGillivray

Mayor surprises the legendary race director as part of inaugural Run Medford event MEDFORD, Mass – As participants prepared to cross the starting line at the Run Medford 5k and 8k on Sept. 18, Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn made a surprise announcement to the crowd. To thank Race Director and native son Dave McGillivray for …

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Glass City Marathon Awarded 2023 RRCA National Championshp

Toledo, Ohio — August 8, 2022: The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon has been awarded the 2023 Road Runners Club of America National Championship Marathon. This honor is additional recognition of the World-class reputation Toledo has earned, and comes on the heals of being named the 2021 Road Race of the Year, Race Director of the Year, and Regional …

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A Return to Form for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Thousands Celebrate Fourth of July at Atlanta’s Iconic Independence Day Event ATLANTA – July 4, 2022 — The 53rd Running of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race heralded the iconic event’s return to its traditional one-day July 4 format for the first time since 2019. Almost 50,000 runners and walkers took part in the race …

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Ted Corbitt: First Known Streak Runner in the World

By Steve DeBoer for the USRSA Ted Corbitt (January 31, 1919 – December 12, 2007) was an American long-distance runner in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He has been called “the father of long distance running.” He was an ultramarathon pioneer, helping to revive interest in the sport in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s.  Corbitt also developed …

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