RRCA National Awards Nominations Opens

12/25/2015 - 05:25

The RRCA has honored dedicated individuals for their service to the running community through the RRCA Hall of Fame and the National Running Awards since 1971. Detailed information about award categories, selection criteria, and the nomination form can be found

To nominate a deserving individual, follow the instructions on the online nomination form and click submit. Upload your PDF newsletter copies as instructed on the form. The RRCA will provide a $400 travel stipend and one complementary ticket for each award winner to the 2016 RRCA National Running Awards Gala. The nomination deadline is 5:00 PM Eastern January 15, 2016. The period of performance for nominations is January 1 through December 31, 2015 for all awards with the Hall of Fame and Browning Ross awards being lifetime achievement awards.


RRCA DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME: Inducts individuals that have dedicated themselves to the sport of distance running.

SPIRIT OF THE RRCA IN HONOR OF BROWNING ROSS: Honors a club member who is an unsung hero and champions the RRCA at the local and/or national level.

OUTSTANDING CLUB PRESIDENT: Honors an outstanding RRCA club president for the year.

ROAD RUNNERS OF THE YEAR AWARD: Honors top male and female open, masters U.S. runners with outstanding records of distance racing performance during the year. Honors one outstanding Physically Challenged Athlete of the Year (male or female).


Outstanding Club Newsletter - Beginning in 2015, the print and e-newsletter awards will merge to become one award. This direction reflects the convergence of these two forms of media, as all print newsletters start as digital copies.

Excellence in Running Journalism - Focuses on the quality of article writing about running related topics by the author. This award recognizes a top writer that produces editorial content for a running club newsletter or other running related publications, newspapers, etc.

OUTSTANDING WEBSITE AWARD: Honors a club with an outstanding website design and content. One website will be chosen from the nominations.

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Honors an outstanding volunteer (excluding the president) of a local club or event.

OUTSTANDING STATE REPRESENTATIVE IN HONOR OF AL BECKEN: Honors the outstanding service of an RRCA State Representative.

OUTSTANDING YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Honors a club member who is dedicated to promoting children’s running and/or coordinating an outstanding children’s running program.

OUTSTANDING BEGINNING RUNNING PROGRAM: Honors beginning running programs hosted by nonprofit clubs that engage new or returning runners to the sport, regardless of their gender.

RRCA ROAD RACE OF THE YEAR: Honors a nonprofit race that is safe, well organized, promotes grassroots running, and the mission of the RRCA. May have a paid race director, but must have a volunteer board of directors.

Learn about all of the RRCA National Award Winners at:

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