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RRCA Announces 2019 Regional Championship Event Series

10/31/2018

Thirty races attracting over 23,000 runners are spotlighted at the national level of this historic event series 

2014_champ_logo_updated_(3)_thumbArlington, VA - The RRCA Championship Event Series is one of the oldest distance running traditions in the U.S., dating back to 1958 when the RRCA awarded their first championship designation. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run, community-based events and to promote the sport of running by recognizing the top performing runners in the Open, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Senior Grand Masters (60+) categories for both men and women as RRCA Champions.   All RRCA Champions receive one of the wildly-popular RRCA Championship medals.

The 2018 RRCA Championship Event Series will conclude the year with over 240 races at the State, Regional and National level, attracting over 340,000 runners nationwide, making it the largest grassroots-organized, running event series in the U.S. The 30 races that will comprise the 2019 RRCA Regional Championship Series anticipate total participation exceeding 23,000 runners combined.

The RRCA Eastern Region 10 Mile Championship Genworth VA 10 Miler will provide $25,000 in prize money, Southern Region 10K Championship TD Bank Reedy River Run will provide $10,000 in prize money, and the Central Region Marathon Championship Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon and Western Region Marathon Championship Duke City Marathon will each provide $5,000 in prize money.

RRCA Championship Events receive sponsorship support from the RRCA along with Gatorade as the Official Fluid Replacement Drink of the RRCA, and Ashworth Awards as the Official Award Provider for the series.

Information about all RRCA Championship Events in the series can be found at www.rrca.org/our-programs-services/programs/rrca-championship-series

Register to run in a 2019 RRCA Regional Championship Event!

Eastern Region Championships:

April 6, 2019 – Half Marathon Championship – Asbury Park Half Marathon – Asbury Park, NJ http://www.RunAPalooza.org

May 4, 2019 – 1 Mile Championship – Dashing Whippets Track Meet 1 Mile – New York, NY http://www.dashingwhippets.org

June 9, 2019 – 10K Championship – The Crowley Brothers 10K Road Race - Rutland, VT http://www.crowleyroadrace.com

August 8, 2019 – 5K Championship – Maine Vets 5K – Scarborough, ME https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Scarborough/MaineVets5K2

September 28, 2019 – The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler – Lynchburg, VA http://www.virginia10miler.com

October 20, 2019 – Marathon Championship – Ashworth Awards Bay State Marathon – Lowell, MA http://baystatemarathon.com

November 9, 2019 – Ultra Championship – Stone Mill 50 Mile – Montgomery Village, MD http://stone-mill-50-mile.org


Central Region Championships:

March 9, 2019 – 25K Championship – Panera Beacon Run – Oklahoma City, OK http://okcrunning.org/

March 23, 2019 – 10 Mile Championship - The Hot Dash 10 Mile – Minneapolis, MN https://www.tcmevents.org/events/hot-dash-2018

April 27, 2019 – Ultra Championship – Frisco Railroad Run – Willard, MO https://www.friscorailroadrun.com/

August 18, 2019 – 10K Championship – Abe’s Amble – Springfield, IL http://www.srrc.net/abesamble

August 24, 2019 – Half Marathon Championship – Scheels Healthy Human Race – Rochester, MN http://www.healthyhumanrace.com

October 6, 2019 – Marathon Championship – Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon – Milwaukee, WI https://www.milwaukeelakefrontmarathon.org

October 13, 2019 – 5K Championship – Prairie Fire Marathon 5K – Wichita, KS https://prairiefiremarathon.com

Southern Region Championships:

January 26, 2019 – 10 Mile Championship – The Al Comeaux LA 10 – Lafayette, LA http://cajunroadrunners.com

February 9, 2019 – Marathon Championship – Hilton Head Island Marathon – Hilton Head, SC http://bearfootsports.com/hilton-head-marathons.html

April 20, 2019 – 10K Championship – TD Bank Reedy River Run – Greenville, SC http://www.tdbankreedyriverrun.com

April 27, 2019 – 5K Championship – 15th Annual Swampers 5K – Muscle Shoals, AL http://www.swampers5k.com/

May 4, 2019 – Ultra Championship – Strolling Jim – Wartrace, TN http://www.durbinracemanagement.com

June 15, 2019 – 1 Mile Championship – Go! Mile – Little Rock, AR http://www.gorunning.com/gomile

August 24, 2019 – Half Marathon Championship – Cleveland Half Marathon – Cleveland, TN http://www.ClevelandHalf.com

September 7, 2019 – XC Championship – Minuteman Cross Country 5K – Little Rock, AR http://www.arkrrca.com/index.php?main=minute

Western Region Championships:

March 2, 2019 – Half Marathon Championship – ORRC Champoeg Half Marathon – St. Paul, OR https://orrc.net/events/event-list/champoeg/

March 10, 2019 – 10 Mile Championship – Foggy Bottom Milk Run 10 – Ferndale, CA http://foggybottommilkrun.com

May 25, 2019 – 12K Championship – Armed Forces Half Marathon 12K – Concord, CA http://www.armedforceshalf.com

June 1, 2019 – 1 Mile Championship – TMC Meet Me Downtown 1 Mile – Tucson, AZ http://azroadrunners.org/races/detail/mmd

August 11, 2019 – Ultra Championship – Marlette 50K – Incline Village, NV http://tahoetrailrunning.com/marlette-50k/

September 21, 2019 – 10K Championship – Prefontaine Memorial Run 10K – Coos Bay, OR http://prefontainerun.com

October 20, 2019 – Marathon Championship – Duke City Marathon – Albuquerque, NM https://www.dukecitymarathon.com/

December 14, 2019 – 5K Championship – Santa Stampede 5K – Littleton, CO https://www.coloradorunnerevents.com/Santa

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