RRCA Announces Its Annual National Running Award Recipients

February 26th, 2015

Honorees, Hall of Fame inductees to be feted and recognized at National Running Awards Banquet & Ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 2015

Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals for their outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running at its National Running Awards Ceremony, and we are delighted to announce the 2015 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2014 National Running Award recipients.

These outstanding contributors to our sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA Convention’s National Running Awards Banquet & Ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Des Moines, IA. We encourage all RRCA members to join us for this event to celebrate these award-winning contributors to the running community.

Congratulations to the following RRCA National Running Award Winners:

RRCA DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

  • Sara Mae Berman
  • Jack Daniels
  • Phil Stewart, Bethesda, MD

Outstanding Club President of the Year

Pete Abraham, Badgerland Striders – Wauwatosa, WI

BROWNING ROSS SPIRIT OF THE RRCA

Bee McLeod, Tidewater Striders – Norfolk, VA

OUTSTANDING STATE REPRESENTATIVE

David Meroney, Arkansas State Rep – Little Rock, AR

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Gary Howsam, Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers – Grapevine, TX

OUTSTANDING YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Amy Eddy, River City Runners and Walkers – Parkersburg, WV

ROAD RUNNERS OF THE YEAR

  • Meb Keflezighi, Open Male
  • Sara Hall, Open Female
  • Lloyd Hansen, Male Master
  • Deena Kastor,Female Master
  • Richard Hunter, Outstanding Challenged Athlete; VI / Blind Youth Paralympic Experience – Folsom, CA

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS

Print Newsletter –THE OREGON DISTANCE RUNNER; Kelly Barten & Blake Timm, Co-Editors, Oregon Road Runners Club – Beaverton, OR

E-Newsletter – SPACE COAST RUNNERS, INC CLUB NEWSLETTER

Bob Rall, Editor, Space Coast Runners, Inc – Merritt Island, FL

Excellence in Running Journalism

Christopher White, Pikes Peak Road Runners – Colorado Springs, CO

OUTSTANDING WEBSITE

Houston Area Road Runners Association, www.HARRA.ORG

RRCA ROAD RACE OF THE YEAR

THE GENWORTH VIRGINIA 10 MILER; Jeff Fedorko, Race Director – Lynchburg Road Runners Club – Lynchburg, VA

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, Jean Arthur, Brent Ayer, Ken Bendy, Betsy Boudreaux, Sue Brown-Nickerson, Chris Burch, Gary Corbitt, David Cotter, Trevor Darmstetter, Mitch Garner, Mark Grandonico, Bryan Graydon, Jeff Hills, Lena Hollmann, Jim Latham, David Meroney, Dwight Mikulis, Gary Morgan, Bee McLeod, Nicoletta Nerangis, Doug Pitchford, Beth Onines, Erica Phillips, Rogelio Quintanar, George Rehmet, Kelly Richards, Rose Scovel, Goody Tyler, Don Lein, Mitch Garner, Brent Ayer, Creigh Kelley, Don Kardong, Doug Kurtis, Frank Shorter, Jacqueline Hansen, Jim Oaks, Joan Samuelson, Kim Jones, Lisa Rainsberger and Steve Spence. Thank you to RRCA Program Coordinator Andy Smith for coordinating the selection process.

About the RRCA: Founded in 1958, the RRCA is the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States with more than 2,400 running club and event members representing 275,000 individual runners active in their running communities. The mission of the RRCA is to promote the development and growth of running clubs, running events, and supporting the common interests of recreational runners throughout the country at all stages in life. The RRCA provides a national infrastructure for the development of recreational adult and youth running clubs and events that have boomed into a robust sporting activity. The RRCA actively promotes running as a healthy lifestyle and positive social activity and strives to provide quality programming that can be replicated throughout the country, such as our highly successful Start a Running Club program has been the cornerstone of our organization for over fifty years. Learn more at: www.RRCA.org

Road Runners Club of America

RRCA Announces Its Annual National Running Award Recipients

Contact Info

Andy Smith
703-525-3890
programs@rrca.org
http://www.rrca.org/

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