Founded in 1958, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is the oldest and largest national association of runners and running organizations dedicated to growing the sport of running.

RRCA Mission

The RRCA champions the development and success of community-based running organizations that empower all people to participate in the sport of running in pursuit of enjoyment, health, well-being and competition.

RRCA Vision:

Empowering Everyone to Run!

RRCA Values

Integrity: We strive for the highest ethical and professional standards for our organization and the sport.  We believe in fair competition, no cheating, anti-doping compliance, and respect by participants for race and club rules and policies.

Excellence: We strive to deliver the highest possible quality and value in our programs and services, as well as to employ best practices in organizational governance and management.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: We believe in providing equal opportunities for everyone to participate in and contribute to the sport of running, where all are safe, welcome, and have a sense of belonging.  The success of the sport is enhanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities.

Collaboration: We believe in the power of working together with people and organizations that value our mission and vision.  Fostering positive relationships with members, volunteers, donors, and sponsors will enable our success.

RRCA Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The RRCA Board of Directors and its employees hold the organization accountable for its on-going commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as follows:

Diversity is the outcome of promoting equity and inclusion in the organization;

Equity ensures that people of marginalized identities have the opportunity to join, contribute, and provide leadership to the RRCA, regardless of their identity.

Inclusion is the culture of actively incorporating the contribution and participation of all people.

Furthermore, organization members of the RRCA must promote equitable opportunities to membership and event participation and may not discriminate based on characteristics protected by local, state, or federal law.  All RRCA members are strongly encouraged to adopt the RRCA’s recommend member code of conduct and enforce the code within their organizations.

* The RRCA uses the term “running” to encompass the broad spectrum of term running, including competitive running, jogging, fitness walking, race walking, and adaptive chair fitness/racing on roads, trails, and tracks.

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