Road Runners Club of America

The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), a BBTM Founding Partner, hosts national, regional and state Mile championships across the country.

RRCA, the oldest & largest running organization, champions the development of community-based running clubs & events that serve runners of all ages & abilities in pursuit of health & competition.

Mile News Tagged Rrca

Elites to Race the Power Mile on Harrison Avenue

July 22, 2016

Event hosts 2016 RRCA Southern Region 1 Mile Championship on Saturday, July 30

NEW ORLEANS - The 2nd Power Mile Road Race returns to Lakeview's Harrison Avenue on Saturday, July 30. This year's race will feature several elite runners and will also serve as the RRCA Southern Region 1 Mile...

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U.S. Olympic Trials Blog Day 1: I’m in!

July 07, 2016

And now I'm here... with the chance to earn a spot representing the United States in the Olympic Games. And it almost didn't happen...

By Lex Williams for

RRCA Roads Scholar Lex Williams (2011) is competing in the 1500m at the U.S. Olympic Trials this week in Eugene, OR. Lex also...

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GO! Mile One Lap, One Mile, One Fast Little Race

June 29, 2016

Six Arkansas State Age Group Records set at GO! Mile; RRCA 1 Mile National Championship and Bring Back the Mile Featured Event

By Kelly Richards, ROADIE

The Road Runners Club of America added the Mile to the slate of National Championship races in support of the Bring Back the Mile (America’s...

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700 kids finish ‘marathon’ goal together in Melbourne

April 30, 2016

Space Coast Final Mile, the culmination of the Countdown to Fitness, was a running initiative sponsored by the Running Zone and the Road Runners Club of America.

By Michelle Mulak, Florida Today

Over 700 kids surrounded by their families, teachers and coaches waited patiently as the midday...

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Run Tucson Announces Inaugural “Friday Night Festival of Miles”

March 22, 2016

Tucson Tutu Mile and RRCA Arizona State Championship Mile on May 27 part of 10th Anniversary of TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run and Walk and Bring Back the Mile Featured Event 2016

From Run Tucson

Run Tucson and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners are pleased to announce a full weekend of...

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Running this Mile wasn’t seven minutes in heaven

August 28, 2015

“The Mile is unique because it requires both endurance and speed training to hold race pace - and also later in the final stretch to kick hard when you are hurting."

By Jen A. Miller, The Philadelphia Inquirer

This summer, I ditched my usual fall marathon training and decided to focus on...

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One lap, One Mile, One fast little race: Go! Mile RRCA 1-Mile Championships

June 16, 2015

Beginning at 7:00am Saturday, June 20 events will fire off heats along a new route that starts and ends at the Clinton Presidential Center.

By Conley Byrd III, Arkansas Online

Most 5K and 10K races, along with their longer marathon-type cousins, lend themselves to a certain mindset. They...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Go! Mile

June 12, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with British and University of Arkansas Mile standout, Gary Taylor, on the Little Rock, AR running community and Saturday's Go! Mile, host of the 2014 RRCA 1 Mile Championship.

By Bring Back the Mile

Gary Taylor is no stranger to...

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National Running Day and the Go! Mile

June 03, 2014


Wednesday is National Running Day, and to celebrate, running enthusiasts from all over central Arkansas will gather at Murray Park at 6 a.m. and go running.

Perhaps the most unusual event will come in 10 days. Erin and Gary Taylor have put together the Go! Mile event.

On Saturday...

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The Mile: America’s Distance

July 08, 2013

DC Road Runners 1 Mile, the 9th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, set for Wednesday, July 24; also RRCA national championship

By Mary Doman,

If you’re still feeling patriotic after the 4th of July (or, feeling like you need to sweat off that extra slice of...

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