Arlington, VA – On March 14, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Road Runners Club of America met in session in Memphis, TN where they adopted the first ever Race Director Code of Ethics during the course of their board meeting.
The RRCA: Race Director Code of Ethics outlines the expected standards of conduct of any person or group of people that conduct a running event, road race, trail race, or other similar type of event that is either for profit or nonprofit and where individuals pay a fee to participate in the organized running event.
One of the primary goals of the RRCA is to promote a standard of conduct for all RRCA members producing running events. For many years, the RRCA has promoted the Guidelines for Safe Events, which all club and event directors joining the RRCA must agree to follow. The Race Director Code of Ethics, coupled with the RRCA Guidelines for Safe Events, provides a clear set of guidelines for all club and event members of the RRCA.
“The event business has grown dramatically in the last five years,” explains Jean Knaack, RRCA executive director. “The RRCA has adopted many policies that outline best practices for managing running clubs. The Race Director Code of Ethics is a policy that specifically speakers to a growing segment of our membership, event members.”
The complete RRCA: Race Director Code of Ethics can be found at http://www.rrca.org/event-directors/code-of-ethics/.