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Road Runners Club of America sponsoring Run At Work Day – Sept 16

Run at Work Day is September 16 and RRCA goal is to encourage adults to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day which is in accordance with the physical activity guidelines for Americans. 

RRCA encourages people and clubs to create an event at their work place with co-workers.

Let the RRCA know your plans so they can highlight your Run at Work Day in their newsletter, web site.


September 8, 2011 Posted by | Events | , , , | Leave a comment

RRCA National Run @ Work Day on Sept. 17

Friday, Sept 17

The goal of National Run@Work Day, the third Friday of every September, is for RRCA members and individuals across the country to host community based events that encourage people to incorporate at least thirty minutes of walking or running into their daily lives.

If adults can lead by example, if companies can encourage healthy living, then together we can combat the national inactivity and obesity crisis gripping our nation and our children.

To help you plan your Run@Work Day event, the RRCA created the Run@Work Day Planning Kit and Fact Sheet.

National Run@Work Day supports several of the strategies outlined in the National Physical Activity Plan.  More specifically, Run@Work Day events highlight how nonprofit and for-profit sports organizations can work directly with business and industry to help promote physical fitness in the work environment.

September 15, 2010 Posted by | Events | | 1 Comment

Weight Watchers Walk-It Day begins today

Weight Watchers Teams with the Road Runners Club of America to Promote 5K Walks in 16 Cities Nationwide

Weight Watchers has created the first Walk-It Day scheduled for June 6 to encourage people to get active and walk a 5K.  This nationwide initiative is part of the Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge that kicked off earlier this spring, emphasizing the importance of physical activity.  Throughout the Challenge, those who have visited www.weightwatchers.com/walkit have had access to motivational tips; encouragement from fellow walkers; and tools to find a walking team in their area.  Weight Watchers meetings members and Weight Watchers Online subscribers have had additional access to a six-week training plan to help them reach their goal of walking a 5K on Walk-It Day.

For the first-annual Walk-It Day, Weight Watchers has teamed up with the RRCA. In collaboration with RRCA, Weight Watchers will be sponsoring 5K walks in 16 cities nationwide, including Sacramento, Tampa, and Austin areas, to promote healthy living.  Additionally, Weight Watchers and RRCA encourage people to form their own walking groups and will help participants map out their own 5Ks for those who are not near one of the 16 sponsored 5K walks.

“The Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge provides tools and resources to help people incorporate walking into their lives as part of their weight-loss goals, “says Theresa DiMasi, Editor-in-Chief of WeightWatchers.com.  “Walking is a great way to get moving, tone muscles and burn calories.”

“At RRCA, we strive to provide our community with educational information and programs that will keep them safe, healthy, and informed,” says Jean Knaack, RRCA Executive Director.  “Our partnership with Weight Watchers aligns with our core values, emphasizing the importance of physical activity and our passion for working with walkers and runners at all fitness levels.”

To learn more about Weight Watchers Walk-It Day, or to find a 5K walking event close to you, visit www.weightwatchers.com/walkit

June 6, 2010 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , | Leave a comment

National Run @ Work Day on Friday

Sept. 18 is National Run @ Work Day

Sept. 18 is National Run @ Work Day


Coming up on Friday, September 18, is “National Run at Work Day” sponsored by the Road Runners Club of America.

   Now in its fourth year of hosting the event the RRCA is hoping that businesses and fitness enthusiasts will help promote running and walking as a means of getting people to exercise more. 

   On Friday employees are encouraged to run or walk for at least 35 minutes during their lunch break, thus the “Run at Work” motto….

    Edward Stanley wrote, “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”

September 16, 2009 Posted by | Events, Health and Fitness | , , | Leave a comment

RRCA & Sports Authority Link Together

Editor’s Note:  I’ve been a long time member of Road Runners Club of America and in their recent press release (see below) it appears that the RRCA and Sports Authority have linked together in some sort of symbiotic relationship.  Not sure if I want my National HQ’s telling me where I should buy my shoes or whose logo to place on my clubs web site.  I invite your comments.


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Big Business to join National RRCA
Big Business to join National RRCA

“The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the largest association of running clubs, events, and runners has partnered with Sports Authority to become the Official Sporting Goods Retailer for the RRCA and a presenting sponsor of the RRCA Championship events.

“Runners are involved in a variety of active lifestyle activities such as camping, fishing, golf, skiing, and more,” explained Jean Knaack, RRCA executive director. “Our partnership with Sports Authority will help running club members and event participants further their active lifestyle through exclusive RRCA affiliated discounts with Sports Authority.”

As a presenting sponsor of the RRCA Championship events, Sports Authority will provide gift certificates to all RRCA National and Regional Champions, which include male and female, open, masters, and grand masters. Sports Authority will also provide the RRCA Championship events with promotional banners and Sports Authority discount cards for all event participants. 

As the Official Sporting Goods Retailer for the RRCA, Sports Authority will provide all RRCA running clubs with member discount cards and all RRCA event members with event participant discount cards.

“We are excited to be the official sporting goods retailer of Road Runners Club of America”, said David Campisi, President of Sports Authority. “This partnership has long-lasting potential because we share the club’s passion for being active in sports and dedicated to a personal goal and healthy lifestyle.”

Additional information about the partnership will be featured in the upcoming issue of Inside Track, which will be mailed next week.  RRCA-Sports Authority member discount cards will be circulated to RRCA member clubs and events in the coming weeks. ”

RRCA clubs and events are encouraged to post the Sports Authority logo on their website and link to http://www.sportsauthority.com/graphics/corp/runner.pdf.  When posting on your website, be sure to include the phrase, “Click here for a special offer from Sports Authority” under their logo.

June 11, 2009 Posted by | Editorial | , | 1 Comment