Road Runners Club of America Announces 2020 National Championship Event Series

August 22, 2019

Seven races attracting over 12,000 runners are spotlighted at the national level of this historic event series

Arlington, VA – The RRCA Championship Event Series is one of the oldest distance running traditions in the US, dating back to 1958 when the RRCA awarded its first championship designation. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run, community-based events, and to promote the sport of running by recognizing the top performing runners in the Open, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Senior Grand Masters (60+) categories for both men and women as RRCA Champions.

The 2019 RRCA Championship Event Series will conclude the year with over 250 races at the State, Regional and National level, attracting over 345,000 runners nationwide, making it the largest grassroots-organized, running event series in the U.S. The seven races that will comprise the 2020 RRCA National Championship Series anticipate total participation exceeding 12,000 runners combined.

RRCA Championship Events receive sponsorship support from RRCA along with Gatorade as the Official Fluid Replacement Drink of the RRCA and Ashworth Awards as the Official Award Provider for the series.

Information about all RRCA Championship Events in the series can be found at RRCA.org/our-programs-services/programs/rrca-championship-series.  Follow RRCA on Facebook and Instragram (@RRCAnational) as we celebrate the accomplishments of RRCA Champions at the National, Regional, and State levels, and as we celebrate our event hosts.

Congratulations to the 2020 RRCA National Championship Events:

April 18, 2020 – 10 Mile Championship – Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler – Chicago, IL

May 24, 2020 – Half Marathon Championship – Hibiscus Half Marathon – Honolulu, HI http://www.tropicaltriplecrown.com

June 20, 2020 – 5K Mile Championship – Heart and Sole Run 5K – Billings, MT http://heartandsolerace.org

July 4, 2020 – 1 Mile Championship – The Mile – Terre Haute, IN http://wvrr.org

​September 19, 2020 – 10K Championship – Prefontaine Memorial Run – Coos Bay, OR http://prefontainerun.com

November 14, 2020 – Ultra Championship – Stone Mill 50 Mile – Montgomery Village, MD http://www.stone-mill-50-mile.org

December 13, 2020 – Marathon Championship – BMW Dallas Marathon – Dallas, TX https://www.rundallas.com/

About the RRCA: The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is the oldest and largest national association of running organizations and runners 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. The RRCA’s vision is to see an organized running club established in every community in the U.S. To learn more, visit: www.RRCA.org

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