Road Runners Club of America

Empowering Everyone to Run!

Additional Nomination Criteria

  • Youth running programs (track, cross country, youth clubs) are in place in area schools (grade, middle, high) or hosted through the local running club.
  • Community should have a Physical Activity promotion outreach plan that includes information about local running clubs and events.  The local community plan should relate to the National Physical Activity Plan.
  • Trail/path system has mile markers, directional signs, and/or maps on the course.
  • Trail/path provide soft surface in additional to paved surface.
  • Community has a reclaiming program for old/unused land i.e. “rails to trails”.
  • Run@Work Day event hosted by local businesses or local government entities.
  • Water fountains are dog friendly.
  • Local community involved with volunteerism at running events.
  • Community has indoor running facility available.
  • Local media supports and promotes running activities by promoting up-coming races and race results. Local media should support runners’ safety by including safety tips in reports about running.

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