Celebrating 60 years of growing the sport of running, the RRCA is pleased to announce its 60th Anniversary Convention presented by Final Surge
Arlington, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce Final Surge as its diamond sponsor for the 60th Anniversary RRCA Convention, which will be held on April 5-8, 2018 in Washington, DC in conjunction with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile race.
In 1958, the RRCA was founded with a few member running clubs. That year, only a handful of road races were held nationwide. The athletes that founded the RRCA felt that the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), the governing body for sport at that time, was not interested in serving the needs of distance runners. By 1961, RRCA member clubs had established over 600 road races, which would dramatically grow to over 10,000 races by 2017, severing millions and millions of runners each year, through the services and programs provided by the RRCA.
“The traditional gift for a 60th Anniversary is a diamond, thus our goal to engage a special diamond sponsor for the 2018 RRCA Convention,” explained Jean Knaack, RRCA executive director. “A marque program the RRCA has provided to the running community is the Coaching Certification program, and Final Surge is a perfect match to support our organization and our programmatic efforts.”
“Final Surge is thrilled to be the lead sponsor of the 60th RRCA Convention. FinalSurge.com is the online training and coaching platform with industry-leading iOS and Android apps that empowers athletes, coaches, teams, and clubs to reach fitness and performance excellence like never before. RRCA certified coaches have been a big part of Final Surge’s success, so we’re very excited about working directly with RRCA this coming year” added Tim Surface, co-founder of Final Surge.
About Final Surge
Final Surge is the training and coaching platform that is ideal for runners, cyclists, and multisport athletes and coaches in sports like triathlon, duathlon, XTERRA and more. Final Surge is used by athletes, coaches, teams and clubs of many sports around the world where performing your best is what it’s all about. FinalSurge.com, and the Final Surge iOS and Android app, have all of the features you need to track and analyze your training, from communicating with coaches and planning future workouts to synchronizing workout, activity, and GPS data from your tracking devices. For more information, visit www.finalsurge.com
The RRCA is the largest national association of running organizations dedicated to growing the sport since 1958. The RRCA champions the development of community-based running clubs and events that serve runners of all ages and abilities in pursuit of health and competition. Learn more at: www.rrca.org