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2023 Athletes of the Year Announced

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Did you know?

  • Since 2014 over 15,000 college students from across the U.S. have participated in Collegiate Running Association National Championships (as of 8/1/23).

  • Since 2014 the Collegiate Running Association and our race partnerships have awarded over $560,000 in prize money, awards and travel specifically to college students (as of 8/1/23). 

  • From 2014 through 2023 -->23 Collegiate Running Association members have qualified for 77 National Teams.

  • 2024 marks the 9th consecutive year the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K has hosted the Collegiate 10K Road Race National Championships (over 1,700 college students entered in 2024 - a 36% growth since 2023).

  • 2024 will mark the 6th year the Collegiate Mountain Running National Championships have been hosted concurrently with the USATF National Mountain Running Championships.

  • 2014 Collegiate 10K Road Race National Champion (Paul Chelimo, UNC-Greensboro/Kenya) became a U.S. citizenship and won the Silver medal (2nd- 13:03.90) in the 5,000M in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Bronze medal in the 5,000M in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games (12:59.05), and Bronze medal (3rd) in the 2017 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships (5,000M) 

  • After PR's of 9:53 (3KSC), 15:45 (5k), 32:37 (10k), 1:14:03 (1/2 marathon) and 2:35 (marathon) Addie Bracy (Univ. of Colorado Denver) transitioned from the track to include mountain and trail races. In 2018 she claimed the Collegiate Mountain Running Championship, a spot on the USMRT and became one of the top mountain/trail runners in the World.

  • 2014 and 2015 Collegiate 10K Road Race National Champion (Kellyn Johnson Taylor, Coconino College) ran one of the fastest debut marathons in U.S. history (2:28:40) in 2015

  • 2015 Collegiate Running Association Male Athlete of the Year and 2015 Collegiate Trail Race National Champion, Joe Gray (Colorado Springs, CO /Colorado Bible College) won the 2016 World Mountain Running Championship and 2017 World Snowshoe Running Championship.

  • In 2018 the Collegiate Running Association became the first hosted organization partner with AthleteBiz.

  • In 2018 the Collegiate Running Association expanded our partnership with Sports Backers Kids On The Move to promote physical activity to youth across the Richmond, VA area.

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