National Black Marathoners Association and Road Runners Club of America Renew a Two-Year Partnership

DALLAS - June 19, 2020 - PRLog -- The National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) is pleased to announce that our two-year partnership with the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has been renewed. This includes being a 2020 and 2021 NBMA Summit Sponsor at the St. Jude Memphis Marathon and the Flying Pig Marathon Summits, respectively.

Tony Reed, NBMA Executive Director, says, "Thanks to the RRCA support, we held a very successful fifteen-year anniversary at our 2019 Little Rock Marathon Summit. We were able to continue educating our members about the accomplishments of individuals through the National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame and Achievements Awards Banquet. We're looking forward to our continued partnership."

"The RRCA is proud to work in partnership with the NBMA and to provide financial support for the he National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame and Achievements Awards Banquet.  Giving back to the sport and spotlighting runner accomplishments is a cornerstone for our organization, and something we encourage for all running organizations," explains Jean Knaack, RRCA Executive Director.  "We very much look forward to our continued relationship with NBMA in the coming years."

About the National Black Marathoners Association

The National Black Marathoners' Association (NBMA) is the largest and oldest nonprofit organization in the U.S. dedicated to encouraging African Americans and others to pursue a healthy lifestyle through distance running and walking. It is open to everyone, regardless of his or her athletic ability, ethnic background, or previous marathon experience. The NBMA hosts an annual multi-race summit. Previous races and locations have been Lewis & Clark (St. Charles, MO), New Jersey (Long Branch, NJ), Cleveland (OH), Lost Dutchman (Apache Junction, AZ), Cowtown (Fort Worth, TX), Georgia (Atlanta), Bermuda International Race Weekend, Deadwood-Michelson (Deadwood, SD), Madison (WI), Richmond (VA), Windermere (Spokane, WA), Dallas, Columbus (OH), Go! St. Louis, Baltimore Running Festival, and Little Rock Marathons.

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About the Road Runners Club of America

The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is the oldest and largest national association of running organizations and runners dedicated to growing the sport since 1958. The RRCA champions the development of community-based running clubs and events that serve runners of all ages and abilities in pursuit of health and competition. The RRCA's vision is to see an organized running club established in every community in the U.S. To learn more, visit:

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