The Professional Road Running Organization (PRRO) is an alliance of race directors, who together, organize and promote the PRRO Circuit, a nationwide series of premier non-marathon road racing events. The Circuit features highly competitive elite fields at each event, as top athletes seek to qualify for the PRRO Super Bonus paid out at the annual PRRO Championship, which rotates among all of the events. The current Circuit features more than $340,000 in prize money overall, with $119,700 available for U.S. athletes.
» Over $340,000 total prize money and bonuses among the five events
» Commitment to a Clean Sport in partnership with the US Anti-Doping Agency
» Circuit Purse
» "Circuit Event Winner Bonuses"
» Alliance of some of the most prestigious non-marathon races in North America
Commitment to Drug Testing
The PRRO Circuit races share a common commitment for a drug-free sport. All the circuit events pay for elite athlete drug testing in partnership with Clearidium A/S. Drug testing takes place at every circuit event. Athletes who have served a drug-related suspension of two-years or longer are not eligible for travel and lodging expenses.
Series of Races
Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon - Tampa, FL - February
(U.S. runners only eligible for prize money and qualification for PRRO Circuit Championship) One of four PGDC Race Weekend Events, the Half Marathon is run on a fast, flat and beautiful USATF-certified course that includes quaint waterfront neighborhoods and the iconic Bayshore Boulevard that borders Tampa Bay.
Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M - Washington, DC April
Run through the fabled Japanese cherry trees in the Nation's Capital on a flat, fast course that passes by all the major monuments.
Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K - Spokane, WA - May
A classic Northwest road race. Nearly 45,000 participants enjoy close to 30 performers along the route, which weaves across the Spokane River gorge before finishing above awe-inspiring falls.
Boilermaker 15K - Utica, New York - July
Designed around the crown jewel, the Boilermaker 15K, Boilermaker Weekend promotes a healthy lifestyle with a focus on fun, family & community spirit!
EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler - Pittsburgh, PA - November
The annual fall classic road race features top racing and showcases some of the Steel City’s unique neighborhoods.