June 21 2016
When planning her honeymoon, Elizabeth Heidal was able to get one step further to her goal of racing in every state.
The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) recently announced the latest selections for the most Runner Friendly Communities. Though located in two opposite corners of the U.S., the three designated cities share the commonality of strong community infrastructure and support for running. Peachtree, GA, Eugene, OR, and Columbus, GA scored top honors for the fourth quarter round of 2012 selections.
A deep rooted running heritage, vast span of green-space trails and successful community-supported race are just some of the qualities that helped edge these cities out over the competition in earning the sought-after title of Runner Friendly Community. RRCA uses the honor to shine a national spotlight on communities that stand-out as runner friendly, which ultimately leads to increased quality of life, improved physical activity and positive economic impact.
For more information on the honor or the RRCA, visit rrca.org.
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