In 2008, Bee McLeod and Goody Tyler presented the RRCA with a major contribution to support the organization and to help promote the development and growth of local running clubs. To further the goal of supporting the growth of local running clubs, the donors and the RRCA developed the Leadership Development Scholarship for the RRCA Convention.
The purpose of the Leadership Development Scholarship is to provide annual funding for up to four individuals per year (one per region) to attend the RRCA Convention on behalf of their running club. By attending the RRCA Convention, new club leaders gain a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities, and have valuable networking time with running club and event members from across the country.
We are happy to announce the 2016 RRCA Leadership Scholarship Recipients, who will receive complementary registration, complementary hotel accommodations, and a significant travel stipend for the RRCA Convention in Dallas in March. The recipients were nominated by another current board member of their running club, and selected after careful deliberation by a panel appointed by the RRCA.
Congratulations to the following Leadership Development Scholarship Recipients:
–Mariah Harrison, Albuquerque RoadRunners, Albuquerque, NM
–Sarah Parker-Scanlon, Rockford Road Runners, Rockford, IL
–Howard Thomas, Fredericksburg Area Running Club, King George, VA
–Christin Woodard, West Georgia Track Club, Carrollton, GA