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First Year: 1995

Launched in 1995, PRRO stands for “Professional Road Running Organization” and its predecessor was ARRA (Association of Road Racing Athletes, first series in 1981).

To-date, PRRO Circuit events have:

  • Produced 17 world and 19 U.S. road records
  • Awarded more than $8.4 million in prize money
  • Seen more than 2.7 million runners cross their finish lines
Number of PRRO Championship finals: 27 as of 2024
First PRRO Championship host in 1996: Lilac Bloomsday 12K in Spokane, WA
Most PRRO Championship host event: 16, Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, GA
First PRRO Championship winners: Lazarus Nyakeraka (KEN) & Colleen De Reuck (RSA)
Most PRRO Championship titles: 5, Lornah Kiplagat (KEN/NED)
Most PRRO Championship titles won consecutively: 3, Khalid Khannouchi (1997-99) & Lornah Kiplagat (2000-02)
Individual PRRO Championship winners: 38 (22 men and 16 women)
Kenyan men and women have won the most PRRO titles, 14 and 15 per gender, respectively.
To-date, no American has won the PRRO Championship event.
The PRRO Championship race has paid out: Over $2.2 million since 1996.
Most PRRO Championship prize money at one final: $121,000, Credit Union Cherry Blossom 2023
Most PRRO Championship winnerís prize money at one final: $32,500, Sammy Kitwara (KEN) & Lineth Chepkurui (KEN), Peachtree Road Race 2009
Most career prize money won overall at PRRO Championship: $75,000, Khalid Khannouchi (MAR) & Lornah Kiplagat (KEN/NED)
PRRO Championship bonus money paid-out to-date: $188,500
Source: PRRO  

Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K



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