RRCA Announces 2010 Running Award Recipients

The great Bob Kennedy was inducted into the RRCA Hall of Fame.

From: Running USA

Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals for their outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running and the oldest and largest distance running organization in the country has announced its 2010 National Running Award recipients.

The outstanding contributors to the sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Banquet and Running Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2011 in Fredericksburg, VA. Information about the event can be found at: www.RRCAConvention.org

RRCA DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Bob Kennedy (IN), Olympian and national champion

Alan Culpepper (CO), Olympian and national champion

Julia Emmons (GA), race director and administrator

OUTSTANDING CLUB PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR

Chip Allman, River City Runners & Walkers, Parkersburg, WV

BROWNING ROSS SPIRIT OF THE RRCA

Ken Bendy, Former North Florida State Rep and Southern Region Director

OUTSTANDING STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR 2010

Gary Morgan, Michigan State Rep

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Dink Taylor, Huntsville Track Club, Huntsville, AL

OUTSTANDING YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Sue Brown-Nickerson, Calumet Region Striders’ Youth Program Chair, Valparaiso, IN

ROAD RUNNERS OF THE YEAR

Antonio Vega (MN), Open Male

Shalane Flanagan (OR), Open Female

Doug Goodhue (MI), Male Master

Stephanie Herbst-Lucke (GA), Female Master

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS

Small Club Newsletter – On Your Mark – Editors Bruce Davis & Steve Amarillo, Peninsula Track Club, Yorktown, VA

Large Club Newsletter – The Long Run – Editor Lori Hawkins, Pikes Peak Road Runners, Colorado Springs, CO

E-Newsletter – The Footprint – Editors Lorraine & Kevin Wessels, Lake Grapevine Runners & Walkers, Grapevine, TX

Club Writer of the Year – Mark Miller, Lake Grapevine Runners & Walkers, Grapevine, TX

Journalism Excellence (given in honor of Jerry Little) – Tito Morales (CA)

OUTSTANDING BEGINNING RUNNING PROGRAM

Step into Running, Bea Sides, Program Director, Omaha Running Club, Omaha, NE

OUTSTANDING CLUB WEBSITE AWARDS

Run USCG (Small Club & Overall) – RunUSCG.org

Wicked Running Club (Large Club) – WickedRunningClub.com

RRCA ROAD RACE OF THE YEAR

12th Inside Out Sports Classic Half-Marathon

Race director, Aaron Quick – North Carolina Road Runners Club, Raleigh, NC

For more information on each award category and to learn how to nominate a deserving individual from your organization in 2011, visit: www.rrca.org/services/national-running-awards

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