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Runner Friendly Community Designation®

RFC.updated.logo.background.webRunning is one of the most popular and affordable forms of exercise to get and keep people fit and healthy.  Running can generate significant economic impact for communities that host events and support the activity.  While runners do not require a lot of expensive equipment, there are several ways that local communities can invest to ensure that running is safe, affordable, accessible, and enjoyable for anyone that wants to run.

The RRCA is seeking applications for the Runner Friendly Community designation

The RRCA will review three primary segments: (1) community infrastructure, (2) community support, and (3) local government support.  Each segment includes important criteria as part of the designation process.  The goal is for applicants to prove that their community works together to promote running as healthy exercise for residents while ensuring runners safety.

The Runner Friendly Community designation committee will convene twice a year to review applications

Applications for Runner Friendly Community designation in the spring are due by July 1

Applications for Runner Friendly Community designation in the fall are due by November 1

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