Every runner at this year’s Macklind mile is competing for a national championship! See official press release from RRCA, below.
Seven races attracting over 28,000 runners are spotlighted at the national level of this historic event series
Arlington, VA – The RRCA Championship Event Series is one of the oldest distance running traditions in the US, dating back to 1958 when the RRCA awarded its 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, 40+, 50+, and 60+ categories for both men and women as RRCA Champions.
Following two years disrupted by COVID-19, 2022 saw the RRCA Championship Event Series take place over a full 12 months, with over 200 races at the State, Regional and National level, attracting over 230,000 runners nationwide, making it the largest grassroots-organized, running event series in the U.S. The seven races that will comprise the 2023RRCA National Championship Series anticipate total participation exceeding 28,000 runners combined.
RRCA Championship Events receive sponsorship support from RRCA along with Gatorade as the Official Fluid Replacement Drink of the RRCA and Ashworth Awards as the Official Award Provider for the series.
Information about all RRCA Championship Events in the series can be found at https://www.rrca.org/programs/championships/. Follow RRCA on Facebook and Instagram (@RRCAnational) as we celebrate the accomplishments of RRCA Champions at the National, Regional, and State levels, and as we celebrate our event hosts.
Congratulations to the 2023 RRCA National Championship Events:
April 2, 2023 – 10 Mile Championship – Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile – Washington, DC https://cherryblossom.org
April 23, 2023 – Marathon Championship – Glass City Marathon – Toledo, OH https://www.glasscitymarathon.org/
May 7, 2023 – Half Marathon Championship – The OC Marathon Running Festival – Newport Beach, CA https://ocmarathon.com/
June 24, 2023 – 1 Mile Championship – The Macklind Mile – St. Louis, MO https://MacklindMile.com
July 16, 2023 – Ultra Championship – Big Chief 50K – Tahoe City, CA https://tahoetrailrunning.com/big-chief-50k-ultra-trail-run/
August 5, 2023 – 5K Championship – Woodstock 5K – Anniston, AL http://www.annistonrunners.com/woodstock5k
September 16, 2023 – 10K Championship – Prefontaine Memorial Run 10K – Coos Bay, OR http://prefontainerun.com