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.

The Maryland Grand Prix series includes 11 races from across the state. Runners who run four (4) or more races qualify for awards which are given out at the following year’s RRCA Club Challenge in Columbia.

Top three (3) qualifying overall men and women, plus top two (2) qualifying men and women in each age group win an award.

Age groups are 19 and under, 20-24, … , 75-79, 80 and over. (Note 70-74 and 75-79 age groups are new starting in 2019 — for 2018 and earlier the age groups went up to 65-69, then 70 and over).

MD RRCA Grand Prix Past Results


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.

The Maryland RRCA website has the full list of Maryland RRCA State Championship races.