ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA'S
DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME
Developed in 1970, the RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame inducts individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport of long distance running either through excellence in the sport or significant contributions to the sport.
At a meeting of the Eastern RRCA Region in Atlantic City, in October, 1970, National RRCA President Ed O'Connell asked Arne Richards to chair a committee to select the first set of nominees for the RRCA Distance Hall of Fame to be voted on at the next Annual Meeting. In April, 1971, at the 14th Annual meeting in Boston, the first set of Hall of Fame members was elected. It is not clear how Richards made his first selections. To learn more about the Hall Selection Committee over the years click here.