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RRCA Announces 2017 National Running Award Recipients

02/21/2018

Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals and organizations for outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running.  We are delighted to announce the 2018 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2017 National Running Award recipients. The outstanding contributors to our sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Banquet and Ceremony on April 7, 2018 in Washington, DC.  We encourage all RRCA members to join us for this event to celebrate these contributors to the running community.

RRCA DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

AMY CRAGG

BART YASSO

OUTSTANDING ​CLUB ​PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR

BRENDA GROSKINSKY
runLawrence – Lawrence, KS

BROWNING ROSS SPIRIT OF THE RRCA

KELLY “K2” RICHARDS
Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers – Grapevine, TX

OUTSTANDING STATE REPRESENTATIVE

JACKIE BRITTON
California-Southern State Rep

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

JONATHON GOTTSCHALK
Fort Wayne Running Club – Fort Wayne, IN

OUTSTANDING BEGINNING RUNNING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

TRACY HEWITT
Learn to Run, Decatur Running Club – Decatur, IL

OUTSTANDING YOUTH RUNNING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

TEENS RUN DC
Washington, D.C.

ROAD RUNNERS OF THE YEAR

GALEN RUPP, Open Male
S​HALANE FLANAGAN
, Open Female
ABDI ABDIRAHMAN
, Male Master
KATHRINE SWITZER,
Female Master
TONY GROSSI - CHALLENGED ATHLETE - Chattanooga Track Club
 

COMMUNICATIONS EXCELLENCE

OREGON ROAD RUNNERS CLUB
Beaverton, OR

EXCELLENCE IN RUNNING JOURNALISM

AMANDA LOUDIN
Howard County Striders – Ellicott City, MD

RRCA ROAD RACE OF THE YEAR

THE DRC HALF MARATHON
Dallas Running Club – Dallas TX

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