2013 Road Runners Club of America Championship Event Series Calendar Announced

16 Dec 2012 14:37
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

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The RRCA Championship Event Series is one of the oldest distance running traditions in the US, dating back to 1958 when the RRCA awarded their 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, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Senior Grand Masters (60+) categories for both men and women as RRCA Champions.

In 2011, the RRCA Championship Event Series included 170 races at the State, Regional and National level that attracted over 265,000 runners nationwide, making it the largest grassroots-organized, running event series in the US. RRCA Championship Events receive sponsorship support from Gatorade as the Official Beverage of the series; Sports Authority as the Presenting Sponsor of the Series; Ashworth Awards a the Official Award Provider for the series; and Coolmax gifts for RRCA champions. Information about all RRCA Championship Events in the series can be found at www.RRCA.org.

New for 2013, US based runners that race in at least five of the 2013 RRCA National Championship Events will be entered to win a $1,000 performance bonus contest. The RRCA will award one eligible male and one eligible female with a $1,000 bonus for having the highest place finishes over five RRCA National Championship Events. Learn more at www.rrca.org/programs/rrca-championship-series/.

Congratulations to the following events:

2013 RRCA National Championships

Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon Napa, CA March 03, 2013
Presidio 10 Mile San Francisco, CA April 21, 2013
Run for the Zoo 10K Albuquerque, NM May 05, 2013
Great Cranberry Island 50K Ultra Great Cranberry Island, ME July 27, 2013
Woodstock 5K Anniston, AL August 03, 2013
Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Alexandria, VA October 06, 2013

2013 Central Region Championship Events

Westport St. Patricks Day Run 5K Kansas City, MO March 09, 2013
Medical Mutual Class City Marathon Toledo, OH April 28, 2013
Ice Age Trail 50 La Grange, WI May 11, 2013
Dexter to Ann Arbor Run- Half Marathon Ann Arbor, MI June 02, 2013
Route 66 10K Edwardsville, IL June 08, 2013

2013 Eastern Region Championship Events

6th Annual Wicked Frosty Four Salem, MA January 01, 2013
Parks Half Marathon Bethesda, MD September 08, 2013
The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler Lynchburg, VA September 28, 2013
Blue Cruise 50K Leesport, PA October 06, 2013
Mount Desert Island Marathon Bar Harbor, ME October 12, 2013
Maine Running Company Turkey Trot 5K Cape Elizabeth, ME November 17, 2013

2013 Southern Region Championship Events

Mississippi Blues Marathon Jackson, MS January 05, 2013
Resolution Run Cross Country 10K Columbia, SC January 05, 2013
Bold in the Cold 5K Grapevine, TX January 12, 2013
Sickle Cell Road Race College Park, GA April 13, 2013
Go! Mile LIttle Rock, AR June 15, 2013
Carrboro 10K Carrboro, NC October 05, 2013
Run for Water 10 Miler Austin, TX October 27, 2013
UltraCentric Grapevine, TX November 16, 2013
Space Coast Half Marathon Cocoa Beach, FL November 25, 2013

2013 Western Region Championship Events

Johnny Faerber 10K Honolulu, HI February 03, 2013
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon San Francisco, CA February 03, 2013
Avenue of the Giants Marathon Weott, CA May 05, 2013
Heart and Sole Run 5K Billings, MT June 15, 2013
Stapleton Central Park XC Denver, CO October 12, 2013