Road Runners Club of America Announces 2023 National Championship Event Series

July 29, 2022

Seven races attracting over 26,000 runners are spotlighted at the national level of this historic event series

Arlington, VA/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – 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.

Following two years disrupted by COVID-19, 2022 saw the RRCA Championship Event Series take place over a full 12 months, with over 200 races at the State, Regional and National level, attracting over 230,000 runners nationwide, making it the largest grassroots-organized, running event series in the U.S. The seven races that will comprise the 2023 RRCA National Championship Series anticipate total participation exceeding 28,000 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 2023 RRCA National Championship Events:

April 2, 2023 – 10 Mile Championship – Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile – Washington, DC


April 23, 2023 – Marathon Championship – Glass City Marathon – Toledo, OH https://www.glasscitymarathon.org/

May 7, 2023 – Half Marathon Championship – The OC Marathon Running Festival – Newport Beach, CA https://ocmarathon.com/

June 24, 2023 – 1 Mile Championship – The Macklind Mile – St. Louis, MO https://MacklindMile.com

August 5, 2023 – 5K Championship – Woodstock 5K – Anniston, AL http://www.annistonrunners.com/woodstock5k

July 16, 2023 – Ultra Championship – Big Chief 50K – Tahoe City, CA https://tahoetrailrunning.com/big-chief-50k-ultra-trail-run/

​September 16, 2023 – 10K Championship – Prefontaine Memorial Run 10K – Coos Bay, OR http://prefontainerun.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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