We are just one month out from the Collegiate Running Association's first national championship event! We are thrilled to be hosting its first National Championship event in conjunction with the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k presented by Martin's.The 10k road race will take place on March 29, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.
As of today, over 2,700 college students are registered to participate in the 10k championship, including over 700 members of the Collegiate Running Association! Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing exciting race-weekend partnerships and opportunities for participants during race weekend. If you have not signed up yet, you can do so here: SIGN UP TODAY
The Collegiate Running Association's Mountain Running Championship was announced last month, and we are glad to be partnering with the Loon Mountain Racepresented by acidotic RACING. The race will take place on July 6, 2014 in Lincoln, New Hampshire.
In addition to offering a $6,000 prize purse specifically for the top 5 men's and women's college finishers, the Loon Mountain Race is also serving as the USA Mountain Running Championships. The top 6 overall male and top 4 overall female finishers will qualify to represent Team USA at the 2014 World Mountain Running Championships in Italy! Hopefully some Collegiate Running Association members will be able to wear the red, white, and blue this September at the World Championships! Sign up today!
As of February 28, 2014 the Collegiate Running Association has 974 members representing 35 states. We have received tremendous support and are thankful that each and every one of you has become a member! Additionally, over 700 of our members are signed up to compete at the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k!
Help us grow by spreading the word about the Collegiate Running Association in any way that you can. Our mission is to promote healthy lifestyles among college students by expanding opportunities for competition in the sport of running. Less than 8% of high school runners compete at the NCAA level so there are many college students that can benefit from the Collegiate Running Association. We want to keep the other 92% of high school runners involved in the sport through their college years. Share with your friends, family, coaches, and athletes, and together we can support a healthier future through the sport we all love! Have them become free members so that they can receive our newsletters and updates, follow us on twitter, like our facebook page, and visit our website at www.collegiaterunning.org.
We also want to stay posted on how you all are doing, so send photos of you running your favorite roads, mountains, and trails to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can post your pics!
The Collegiate Running Association would like to recognize and thank our first 10 founding members for their generous contributions to help support our mission:
Michael Pauley - GOLD LEVEL
Matthew Hannay - GOLD LEVEL
Andrew Benford - SILVER LEVEL
Rick Chavez - SILVER LEVEL
Richard Pauley - SILVER LEVEL
John Ciccarelli - SILVER LEVEL
Blake Puhak - SILVER LEVEL
Matt Blanchard - SILVER LEVEL
Ed Valenski - BRONZE LEVEL
Steve Conroy - BRONZE LEVEL
As a reminder, we are looking for Founding Members that can help us get the Collegiate Running Association off the ground. With a volunteer staff and limited funds, every little bit helps!
Our first national championship is just one month away and as March 29 approaches, we will be releasing our first e-magazine, race preview, and race-weekend partnerships and opportunities for all participants during race weekend.