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RRCA Convention Kicks Off in Dallas This Week


Through the theme, Elevating the Future of Running, the RRCA seeks to engage leaders in discussions about a broad range of topics related to the sport of running.

Dallas, TX - Since 1958, the members and supporters of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) have gathered in different cities around the country for the Annual RRCA National Convention. Our host, the Dallas Running Club, invites you to join us for the 58th RRCA National Convention from March 17 - 20, 2016. The RRCA Convention concludes on Sunday March 20 with the featured race, Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon.

The RRCA Convention has twenty-two different education sessions for club leaders, event directors, and coaches to learn about best practices, how to manage critical issues facing the sport, and much more.  We are pleased to present our three-part Governance Series, which will be lead by seasoned club presidents.  We also offer several opportunities for RRCA Certified Race Directors to earn continuing education credits.  We welcome elite athlete and World Champion, Camille Herron, who will lead a session about practical measure to help keep the sport clean in the U.S.  We will hold a town hall style meeting to discuss opportunities for growing youth running in the U.S. and much more.

Special keynotes speakers at the luncheons include Ben Rosario and Gilbert Tuhabonye:

Rosario has been just about everything in the running industry; elite athlete, special events director for a big city marathon, running store owner, marketing director, elite athlete coordinator and of course…coach. His number one passion though, has always been the competitive side of the sport and he brings a healthy obsession for success to his role as coach/president of Northern Arizona Elite.

Tuhabonye grew up in East Africa, running barefoot to fetch water, racing his friends and chasing cows on his family farm through the Burundian countryside. By his junior year in high school, he had become the 400 and 800 meter national champion. Running was his life. And after becoming one of many victims of the horrific Burundian Civil War, running saved his life— literally. Gilbert was burned, tortured and witnessed mass genocide. He miraculously survived. After coming to the United States as part of an Olympic Development Program in 1996, Gilbert pursued a college degree where he was a national collegiate champion, followed by a career as a professional runner and, eventually, a highly successful coach. 

The RRCA Convention is a great opportunity for running club leaders, race directors, fitness professionals, certified coaches, certified race directors, sponsors, running industry professionals, and runners to come together to share information, best practices, and contribute to the national mission of the RRCA to develop and grow community-based running clubs and events that serve runners of all ages and abilities in pursuit of health and competition.  Registration for the RRCA Convention is only $380 and includes two cocktail receptions, two breakfasts, two luncheons, two dinners, great attendee swag, and a variety of education and networking opportunities.

Details about the RRCA Convention, including registration, can be found

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