Chattanooga to receive Runner Friendly Honor

12/18/2013 - 18:06

Running USA wire

785.jpgARLINGTON, Va. - The Road Runners Club of America, the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States, is pleased to announce the 2013Runner Friendly Community designations, which includes: Chattanooga, Tenn.; Sarasota, Fl.; Kalamazoo, Mich.; and South Lake, Fl.

These communities have shown that they meet the program's criteria, which includes community infrastructure, community support, and local government support for running. Each community has an infrastructure that can foster physical activity in a safe environment; a proven track record that organizations and businesses work together to promote running as a healthy exercise and sport; and there are positive relationships between the running community and local government.

Chattanooga, Tenn. has also been designated the 2013 Outstanding Runner Friendly Community. The RRCA will honor Chattanooga with a commemorative award at the upcoming 56th RRCA National Convention.

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