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carl sniffen

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Review for Road Runners Club of America Inc, Arlington, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of the RRCA for more than 30 years. During that time I have benefitted from the useful and practical resources produced by the RRCA including its Race Management manual, Womens Running Safety Programs, Kids Running programs, and its coaching education programs.

Whenever I have had a question or needed information, help has been only a telephone call or email away--quickly and completely.

I have also been a supporter of the RRCA Roads Scholar program, a program that raises money and issues grants to emerging elite distance runners. These grants fill a real need, and this is just one of the many efforts that the RRCA has pioneered and championed. I always feel good when a former Roads Scholar wins a national championship or otherwise distinquishes himself or herself.

The RRCA through its publications and educational workshops held each year at its annual meeting are among the best sources of information available for local clubs and local club leaders. Not only do we learn alot, we always have fun.

I also appreciate the willingness of the RRCA to share via its website news and information, including things like meeting minutes and reports from its various committees.

Hooray for the RRCA!
Carl Sniffen

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

coaching education, road race management manual, Roads Scholar program, championship race program, attending annual meetings and informative workshops on topics ranging from insurance issues to club management and much more

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

Work to increase funraising capabilities. The RRCA does so much with very little. Additional revenues could help expand existing educational efforts and allow it to pursue more activities related to children's running and obesity and womens running safety.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I can't think of anything.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Definitely. I learned many things about coaching, race management and club management. I met many friends with whom I continue to network and visit regularly.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me proud to be a part of this organization, and I have always felt that the RRCA has made me feel like my efforts have made a positive difference.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I helped put on local running events for all ages, used information learned from the RRCA coaching education programs to coach young distance runners for the last 16 years.