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RRCA Championship Event Series

2014.champ_.logo_.updated_.calendar_Since 1958, the RRCA has awarded championship events through a competitive bidding process at the National, Regional, and State level to RRCA member clubs and events to promote the sport of distance running.   The RRCA Championship Event Series is the largest grassroots-organized running series in the U.S. with over 200 races participating that attract nearly 300,000 participants.

The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to celebrate and shine a spotlight on well-run, community-focused events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women. 

RRCA Championship Events Calendar 

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Hosting RRCA Championship Events

The RRCA Championship designation is awarded for the following distances at the State, Regional, and National level on an annual basis through a competitive bidding process:
  • 1 Mile (America’s Distance)
  • 5K
  • 10K
  • 10-Mile
  • Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
  • Marathon (26.2 miles)
  • Ultra (any distance over 26.2 miles)
  • Cross Country (variable distance; only one event)

Hosting RRCA Championship Events

The RRCA may grant additional State or Regional Championship Event distances as requested, but only after the standard distances have been awarded. An event can only be awarded one RRCA Championship designation. However, if the event has multiple distances, the event may be considered for State, Regional or National status for the various event distances.

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