RRCA Series Races

The Maryland Road Runners Club of America (MD RRCA) and the National Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) have several race series and championship events for members to participate in.

MD RRCA Grand Prix Series

MD Women’s Distance Festival Grand Prix Series

RRCA Championship Events

NOTE: If you are interested in a particular race, please verify the date and time on the race’s website.


MD RRCA Grand Prix Series


Through the MD RRCA Grand Prix Series, running clubs of Maryland and DC encourage runners to broaden their race experience by participating in the races hosted by other clubs in the area. Runners need to complete 4 races to be considered for awards given out at the following year’s MD RRCA 10-Mile Club Challenge.

February 2018

Sunday 25: 8:00 am RRCA 10 Mile Challenge

March 2018

Sunday 11: 9:00 am Get Pumped for Pets 15k

April 2018

Saturday 28: 9:00 am Springburst 8k

May 2018

Saturday 19: 8:00 am Germantown 5 Miler

June 2018

Sunday 3: 8:00 am Bel Air Town Run 5k

August 2018

Sunday 5: 8:00 am Dog Days XC 8k

September 2018

Sunday 2: 5:00 pm Larry Noel 15k
Saturday 8: 8:00 am Frederick Market Street Mile
Sunday 30: 8:00 am Bachman Valley Half Marathon

October 2018

Sunday 7: 7:45 am Lower Potomac 10 Mile

November 2018

Saturday 24: 8:30 am Northern Central Trail Marathon

2017 MD RRCA Grand Prix Standings


MD Women’s Distance Festival Grand Prix Series


The MD Women’s Distance Festival Grand Prix Series consists of nine 5k races for women runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Women who complete five or more races in the series are eligible to receive the Women’s Distance Festival Participation Award at the annual celebration party in the fall. Fill out and submit the form in the below document at the end of the season in order to participate.

2018 Women’s Distance Festival Schedule and Participation Form


RRCA Championship Events


Since 1958, the RRCA has awarded championship events through a competitive bidding process at the national, regional, and state level to RRCA member clubs and events to promote the sport of distance running. The RRCA Championship Event Series is the largest grassroots organized running series in the US, attracting over 320,000 runners each year. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women. Find all RRCA State Championship events on the RRCA Event Calendar by using the “RRCA Championship” filter option when you search events.

Some of the local RRCA Championship Events may be shown below.

September 2018

Saturday 8: 8:00 am Frederick Market Street Mile