Road Runners Club of America Inc

Rating: 4.72 stars   18 reviews


1501 Lee Hwy Ste 140 Arlington VA 22209 USA


The RRCA’s mission is to promote running as healthy exercise and as a competitive sport and to represent and promote the common interests of its member running clubs, running events, and individual runners through education, leadership, programs and other services.


The Kids Run the Nation Program is a multi-week, gender neutral, youth running program designed for children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. The RRCA’s vision is to see a locally managed, youth running program in every grade school in America. The Kids Run the Nation Program Guide is designed to help teachers, coaches, or program directors develop youth running programs that can be implemented as a physical education or classroom wellness curriculum, as a before or after-school program, or as a community-based youth running program. The emphasis of this program is on participation and developing a healthy lifestyle as opposed to being a competitive running program. The Program Guide is a full-color, 40-page educational curriculum divided into eight lesson plans, with a bonus ninth lesson on competitive running. Each lesson plan can be taught during a one-hour class period over an 8-week time frame.

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Rating: 5 stars  

RRCA continues to provide the leadership for the long distance runners and running clubs of America. I served six years as the Arkansas State Representative and two terms as the RRCA Southern Director. Those days serving with this great organization are by far the highlights of my 33-year running career. The RRCA clubs give so much to their communities by providing opportunities to improve the health of their residents and in many cases tremendous support for local charities.
Arkansas has a RRCA Grand Prix Series that involves races and communities over the entire state. I invite your to visit their website and see the great contributions of the RRCA in this state:

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Communities of Arkansas, Southern Region of 11 states and at the national level on the Board of Directors

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more runners in the country aware of the many opportunities available for their communities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a member of Pamakid Runners and the Dolphin South End, the RRCA has helped to included more people into the community of runners from women in the 1970s to underserved youth of today. The RRCA provides information and assistance to running clubs and events to better serve runners and their local communities.

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The RRCA awarded my program a grant called Kids Run the Nation. I used the monies to provide shoes and running clothes and incentives like medals to encouraged troubled youth to take up running instead of turning to substance abuse, crime, and gangs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase the size of the national office staff so they can reach out to more people.

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