Achilles and RRCA

RRCA is oldest and largest distance running organization in the US, over 1500 running club and event members representing 200,000 individual runners active in their running communities. The mission of the RRCA is to promote the development and growth of running clubs, running events, and supporting the common interests of runners throughout the country at all stages in life.

Amy Harris, Achilles Nashville Co- Executive Director, completed the two-day coaches certification through the RRCA. This course covered content on:

  • Types of Runners and Their Training Needs
  • Putting it Together with Physiology
  • Types of Running: Building a Periodized Program
  • How to Coach: Running Form
  • The Business of Coaching
  • Coaching: Sports Psychology
  • Coaching: Injuries, Heat and Altitude
  • Building Programs, Part I
  • Building Programs, Part II

RRCA Race Director Training:

Achilles International-Nashville’s Director, Amy Harris achieved the title of RRCA: Certified Race Director. In doing so, she completed over 7 seven hours of instruction, completed and passed a 100 question exam, signed and notarized her dedication to the RRCA’s Race Director Code of Ethics.

RRCA Challenged Athlete of the Year

Achilles athlete, Tony Grossi ,was recognized at the annual RRCA Awards. He was selected as the 2017 Road Runner of the Year in the Challenged Athlete category by the Road Runners Club of America. These awards are amongst the top awards in the running world. He was in a category that included:

ROAD RUNNERS OF THE YEAR

GALEN RUPP, Open Male
S​HALANE FLANAGAN, Open Female
ABDI ABDIRAHMAN, Male Master
KATHRINE SWITZER, Female Master
TONY GROSSI – CHALLENGED ATHLETE – Chattanooga Track Club

Tony was also featured on the Boston Marathon’s Instagram account wearing his Achilles shirt no less!