Road Runners Club of America Announces 2022 National Championship Event Series

October 6, 2021

Seven races attracting over 26,000 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, 40+, 50+, and 60+ categories for both men and women as RRCA Champions.

In 2021, the RRCA Championship Event Series started in March after a nearly year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the late start, the year will conclude with over 150 races at the State, Regional and National level, attracting over 175,000 runners nationwide, making it the largest grassroots-organized, running event series in the U.S. The seven races that will comprise the 2022 RRCA National Championship Series anticipate total participation exceeding 26,000 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 https://www.rrca.org/programs/championships/. Follow RRCA on Facebook and Instagram (@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 2022 RRCA National Championship Events:

April 10, 2022 – 10 Mile Championship – Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler – Chicago, IL


May 29, 2022 – Half Marathon Championship – Hibiscus Half Marathon – Honolulu, HI http://www.tropicaltriplecrown.com

May 30, 2022 – 1 Mile Championship – Loudoun Street Mile – Loudoun, VA http://www.loudounstreetmile.com

June 18, 2022 – 5K Championship – Kalamazoo Klassic 5K – Kalamazoo, MI http://www.kalamazooklassic.org/

July 3, 2022 – Ultra Championship – Finger Lakes 50s – Hector, NY https://fingerlakesrunners.org/races/finger-lakes-50s/

​November 12, 2022 – 10K Championship – Cajun Cup 10K – Lafayette, LA http://www.cajunroadrunners.com

December 11, 2022 – 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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Andy Smith, RRCA Programs Coordinator