RRCA Announces 2015 National Running Award Recipients

February 9th, 2016

Arlington, VA – Since 1971, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has celebrated the contributions of dedicated leaders and volunteers for our sport of running through the National Running Awards program.

We are delighted to announce the 2015 National Running Award recipients who will join the 2016 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame inductees for a night of celebration at the RRCA National Running Awards gala dinner on March 19, 2016 in Dallas, TX. Running enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the RRCA Convention, which includes a ticket to the National Running Awards gala, to honor these award-winning contributors to the running community.  Details about the event can be found at www.rrca.org/convention

Congratulations to the following National Running Award Recipients:

RRCA DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

JON ANDERSON

SHALANE FLANAGAN

BOB LARSEN 

Outstanding Club President of the Year

MICHAEL MULDOWNEY

Richmond Road Runners Club – Richmond, VA

BROWNING ROSS SPIRIT OF THE RRCA

LENA HOLLMANN

Gulf Coast Road Runners – Naples, FL

OUTSTANDING STATE REPRESENTATIVE

RON ALFORD

Hawaii State Rep

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

JEFF WEISS

Badgerland Striders – Milwaukee, WI

OUTSTANDING YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR

TERRY DALTON

Team Kids Cafe – Lubbock, TX

OUTSTANDING BEGINNING RUNNING PROGRAM

BUDDY GREEN

Wabash Valley Road Runners – Terre Haute, IN

ROAD RUNNERS OF THE YEAR

TYLER PENNEL, Open Male

MOLLY HUDDLE, Open Female

DOUG FERNANDEZ, Male Master

MAGDALENA LEWY-BOULET, Female Master

STEVEN TOYOJI, Outstanding Challenged Athlete

U.S. Paralympian – San Francisco, CA

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS

Outstanding Newsletter –Splitimes

Michelle Truett, Editor

Utica Roadrunners – Uitca, NY

Excellence in Running Journalism

BOB dalton

Peachtree City Running Club – Fayetteville, GA

OUTSTANDING WEBSITE

BIRMINGHAM TRACK CLUB

birminghamtrackclub.com

RRCA ROAD RACE OF THE YEAR

NEWS AND SENTINEL HALF MARATHON

Chip Allman, Race Director

River City Runners & Walkers Club – Parkersburg, WV

The RRCA thanks the following individuals for serving on the various award selection panels.  Each selection panel includes RRCA members from around the country.  Thank you to: Simone Adair, Ron Alford, Kathryn Alvarez Gleghorn, Jean Arthur,  Brent Ayer, Betsy Boudreaux, Sue Brown-Nickerson, David Cotter, Mark Grandonico, Jeff Hills, Sherilyn Johnson,  Bee McLeod, David Meroney, Dwight Mikulis, Blaine Moore, Alex Morrow, Nicoletta Nerangis, Erica Phillips Doug Pitchford, Rogelio Quintanar, George Rehmet, Kelly Richards, Lisa Rippe, Rose Scovel, Rachel Tambling, Goody Tyler, Michelle Wimberly,  Mitch Garner, Creigh Kelley, Don Kardong, Doug Kurtis, Frank Shorter, Jacqueline Hansen, Jim Oaks, Joan Samuelson, Kim Jones, Lisa Rainsberger, and Steve Sence.  Thank you to RRCA’s program coordinator Andy Smith for managing the National Running Awards program.

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.

Road Runners Club of America

RRCA Announces 2015 National Running Award Recipients

Contact Info

Andy Smith
7035253890
programs@rrca.org
http://www.rrca.org

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