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ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 RRCA PROGRAMS, SERVICES, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.

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1 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 RRCA PROGRAMS, SERVICES, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 OBJECTIVES Successfully integrate RRCA programs into your club/event Learn about the services available to clubs/events Learn about volunteer and leadership opportunities in the RRCA Build on the successes of others

3 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 Your Best Source of Information Home RRCA - Information about RRCA, listing of Board and Staff, business items like the Bylaws, etc. Join - Information about joining, renewing and important forms. Also join the RRCA news list here Clubs – National database of RRCA member clubs & events Calendar – Post events for FREE on the RRCA calendar Coaches – National database of RRCA Certified Coaches Services Programs Running & Resources Shop RRCA WEBSITE

4 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 RRCA PROGRAMS RRCA Championships Coaching Education and Advocacy Personal Fitness Program Day Kids Run the Nation® Roads Scholar Program® State Rep Program

5 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 CHAMPIONSHIPS RRCA Championship events receive product from Gatorade, Plaques for the Open, Masters and Grand Masters Male and Female winners (for all National & Regional events and for one event at the state level), RRCA Championship banner to fly at your finish line, Race bag fliers from RRCA with great product discounts for your runners, Event advertised along with other RRCA National Championships in a national running publication, List your winners in the RRCA Championship Database, Potential for race to be a spotlight in an issue of Club Running or FOOTNOTES, How to Brand Your RRCA Championship Flier posted online

6 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 COACHING RRCA maintains a database of current RRCA certified coaches Host a coaching certification. Ensure 15 persons committed to attending the certification. Contact the Coaching Program Director, Patti Finke, at to schedule the course date. Patti needs at least 3 to 6 months in advance of the desired course date to allow for adequate planning time. The host will be responsible for securing adequate classroom space to comfortably seat people for two full days. All certification courses are financially self-supporting. The host receives one free registration for the certification.

7 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 EDUCATION & ADVOCACY The RRCA has developed safety training programs, materials, and tip sheets on various topics related to safety that clubs can reproduce in newsletters. RRCA General Running Safety Tips RRCA Runners Etiquette Brochures©*** Hot Weather Running Safety Tips Cold Weather Running Safety Tips Rules of the Road, Trail and Track Multi-use trail tips Trail running tips Leading a Group Run Guidelines©

8 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 PERSONAL FITNESS PROGRAM You can directly link this program to your clubs website to expand your program offering to your members. You can include the text from the RRCA website and provide a link directly to Use the logo on your website as you see fit.

9 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 NATIONAL DAY National Day is always the third Friday in September Our goal is for members across the country to host community based events encouraging people to incorporate at least 35 minutes of exercise into their daily lives. The RRCA has developed a Planning Kit that can be found on our website at Hang Day posters around the office or around town to promote your event. The RRCA has created a general Day promotional poster. To order multiple FREE copies of the Day posters visit the RRCA Publication Store online at Sign the FREE pledge hosted by Active.com at

10 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 Kids Run the Nation Program The RRCAs vision is to see a locally managed and financially supported youth running program in every grade school in America. The Kids Run the Nation Program is a multi-week, gender neutral, youth running program designed for children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. The Kids Run the Nation Program Guide is designed to help teachers, coaches, or program directors develop youth running programs that can be implemented as a physical education or classroom wellness curriculum, or as a before or after-school program, or as a community-based youth running program. The emphasis of this program is on participation and developing a healthy lifestyle as opposed to being a competitive running program.

11 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 The Program Guide is a full-color, 40-page educational curriculum divided into eight lesson plans, with a bonus ninth lesson on competitive running. Each lesson plan can be taught during a one-hour class period over an 8-week time frame The cost of the Guide is only $5, making it an affordable Resource for teachers. The RRCA has created a PowerPoint presentation about the Kids Run the Nation Program that you can present to a local school if you want to implement the program or it can be presented to a foundation if you are trying to raise funds.

12 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 STATE REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM State Representatives help promote the mission of the RRCA and the sport of distance running at the state level. Designate RRCA State Championship Events Nominate deserving clubs/people for awards Circulate State level information: newsletter, s, website, etc. State Reps represent our members interests and concerns at the national level. For information on becoming an RRCA State Rep, please contact a Regional Director or the Executive Director to learn how you can serve in this vital role for the RRCA.

13 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 Branding Convention Fundraising Insurance Online Services National Awards News Syndication Microfinance SERVICES

14 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 BRANDING Royalty free use of RRCA logos for members Posted on the Branding page under the Services Tab RRCA Program ads posted here that your club can include in your newsletter

15 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 RRCA ANNUAL CONVENTION Each year the RRCA gathers in a different cities for the annual convention, meeting of the membership, workshops, and national awards banquet. The RRCA awards the National Convention location through a competitive bidding process for member clubs. Hosting the RRCA Convention is a great opportunity for a club to highlight their communitys commitment to running, earn revenue for their club, and promote a local race.

16 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 INSURANCE Insurance coverage for our membership is the major benefit that the RRCA offers its members. This allows members to host a variety of events, runs and/or races under the RRCA insurance umbrella. Check Insurance FAQs Liability Insurance Directors and Officers Insurance (D&O) Additional Insured Certificates Equipment Insurance (extra charge) MetLife Home & Auto special savings And more

17 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 FUNDRAISING One benefit of RRCA membership is the IRS nonprofit group exemption status. Nonprofits that operate in and solicit contributions in a state are required, by law, to file charitable solicitation registration forms. As the parent organization, the RRCA offers members who are taking advantage of the nonprofit group exemption status, the service of filing charitable solicitation registrations in all requiring states.

18 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 ONLINE SERVICES TO GROW YOUR CLUB Free access to Actives Volunteer Module Discounts on websites for club events Discounts on race day technology Discounts on advertising and marketing services Access to market-leading event registration tools Personal account management support The RRCA has developed a partnership with Constant Contact, the leading marketing service for small businesses, associations, and nonprofits. With Marketing you can stay connected and get your message out.

19 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 RRCA NATIONAL AWARDS RRCA National Awards - As a service to our members, the RRCA developed the RRCA Annual Awards to acknowledge the service and commitment of outstanding volunteers to the running community. Winners get $400 to help travel to Annual Banquet and National Awards Ceremony. RRCA Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Program - A club president or designated officer may submit up to 3 individual volunteers per year that have contributed at least 2000 hours over the years to their club. They receive a patch & certificate from the RRCA and are listed on the RRCA website. RRCA Club Web Site Awards - Each year the RRCA recognizes the top club web sites as part of their annual awards

20 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 NEWS SYNDICATION & WIDGET News articles posted to the RRCA News section are available as a Free RSS (Rich Site Summary) news feed. Webmasters can utilize php, perl or other scripts to list current RRCA news article titles and links on their own web sites. These will automatically update as new articles are posted by the RRCA. RRCA Widgets can be posted on websites so people can easily find a club, coach or event listed in one of the RRCA databases.

21 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 MICROFINANCE PROGRAM The RRCA Microfinance Fund will provide small annual loans to qualifying nonprofit running clubs for the purpose of purchasing capital assets such as timing systems like the Ipico system, timing clocks, and more. The Microfinance Fund will provide small annual loans ($1000- $5000) Criteria for Receiving a Loan A club must be a 501(c)3 organization either through the RRCA or directly with the IRS, must be a member of the RRCA and in good standing, must submit a copy of previous 2 years 990 and financial statements. Loans will be applied for using the standard RRCA forms within the stated application period. Loans will be reviewed and granted by a loan selection pane.

22 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 Inside Track Keeping Pace s Club Running FOOTNOTES RRCA Shops – publications & Club & Event Management RESOURCES

23 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 MANAGEMENT Club Management – helpful policies are posted here Event Management - "Guidelines for Safer Road Racing Events

24 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 THE RRCA TEAM The RRCA Board of Directors is a governing and oversight board The National Office Staff manages the RRCA Jean Knaack-Executive Director Eve Mills - Director of Program Services membership/insurance/ championships/awards Dorothy Commock-Office Manager shipping/receiving/admin services

25 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES RRCA State Reps volunteer to represent the organization Selection panels assist the National Office in selecting grantees and awardees. Task Forces assist the Board with addressing issues that arise Working groups assist the National Office with addressing ongoing programs

26 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA Over 700 Clubs and 180,000 Members Founded in 1958 In Conclusion… The RRCA offers many programs and services. We encourage you to take advantage of them to help your club grow. What you Can Do Locally Host a club awards banquet (potluck) Special events like Day Host races Recruiting new club members – help with the Join a Club Campaign Be sure you have a beginning running program for your club Develop or support a local kids program – Give the Kids Run the Nation Materials as a gift to all of your local gradeschools


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