RRCA Announces Summer 2019
Runner Friendly Communities

The Bloomsday Road Runners Club and President Anna Foreman at Spokane City Hall presenting the RRCA Runner Friendly Community Award to the City of Spokane.
From left to right: Jan Kirk, Mary Ann Bosky, Pam Belasco, Anna Foreman, Mayor David Condon, Paul Fitzpatrick, Jim Hoppe and Jean Greene at Spokane City Hall.
Runner Friendly Communities
Two communities have the right stuff of community infrastructure & support plus local government involvement for designation.
Every five years, a Runner Friendly Community must work with the RRCA to ensure it continues to meet our expectations for the designation. Bloomsday Road Runners Club (BRRC) in Spokane, Washington has successfully renewed their Runner Friendly Community designation for another five years:
Runner Friendly Communities have shown that they meet the program's criteria, which includes community infrastructure, community support and local government support for running. BRRC has shown they have an infrastructure that can foster physical activity in a safe environment. They have a proven track record that organizations and businesses work together to promote running as a healthy exercise and sport, with the most important criteria being positive relationships between the running community and their local government.
The goal of the RRCA's Runner Friendly Community program is to shine a national spotlight on communities that standout as runner-friendly and provide incentives and ideas for communities to work towards becoming runner-friendly communities. Runner Friendly Communities can increase the quality of life; improve physical activity for residents; and provide for increased economic impact for the community.
Mayor David Condon and President Elect,
Paul Fitzpatrick