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May 1997: Lake Grapevine Runners And Walkers was founded by Richard Craft who set up a booth at Main Street Days to recruit members.

Jun 1997: First club run.

Dec 1997: RAW signs lease for clubhouse.


Dec 1997: First issue of the FOOTPRINT is created.

Jan 1999: Inaugural Bold in the Cold 5K & 15K.

Apr 2000: Inaugural Hound Dog Hustle 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run.

Oct 2000: Inaugural Double Trouble 5K & 10K.

Nov 2000: Inaugural Anti-Turkey Trot Fun Run.

Jul 2001: The Best Foot Forward award, RAW’s highest honor, is created. Tom Byno is first recipient.

2002: The FOOTPRINT wins the RRCA national award for Best Mid-sized Club Newsletter.

Sep 2002: First Protectors of Freedom 5K.

Dec 2002: The 3rd annual Hound Dog Hustle race T-shirt wins Runner’s World Best T-shirt contest.

May 2006Bart Yasso is keynote speaker at banquet.

Mar 2007: Major (Ret) Rick Nealis, Marine Corps Marathon Race Director, is keynote speaker at banquet. 

Mar 2007: “Cleveland Ray” spirit award created. First recipient is Tony “Flash” Flesch. Subsequent recipients are Kelly “K2” Richards, Marty Metzger and Evelyn Luccioni.

May 2007: “Cleveland Ray” Paschal cedar elm tree dedication at the 3.75 mile-mark on west loop.

Jul 2007: RAW celebrates 10-year anniversary with a 10K Fun Run.

2008: The FOOTPRINT wins RRCA National Jerry Little Excellence in Journalism Award. 

Jul 2008: RAW begins two-year cycle for elected board members.

2009: RAW wins the RRCA national award for Best Small Club Website.

2010: The FOOTPRINT wins the RRCA’s best e-newsletter award.

2010: Member Mark Miller wins the RRCA’s Club Writer of the Year award. 

Apr 2010: RAW hosts the 11th and final Hound Dog Hustle as a RRCA Texas State 5K Championship race. 


Apr 2010: Keep Grapevine Beautiful awards RAW a Certificate of Appreciation for trail clean-up efforts.

May 2011: RAW hosts Weight Watchers Walk-!t Day 5K.

Apr 2012: City of Grapevine earns RRCA's Runner Friendly Community designation.

2012: RAW commemorates 15th Anniversary with limited edition shirt and special anniversary celebrations.


Feb 2015: Gary Howsam announced as as the 2014 RRCA Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

Mar 2015: A College Scholarship for a graduating high school student established.


Sep 2015Monthly Social Run starting and ending at Hop & Sting Brewing Co. was formed.


Jul 2016: Yearlong 20th anniversary celebration kicked off with a Happy Hour at Wilhoites. Events included fun runs, socials, a flower planting and a banquet with guest speaker Alexi Pappas.


Sep 2016: Newbie Short Stack Sundays was created to welcome visitors and new members.

Jun 2017: June 20, 2017 proclaimed Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers Day by Grapevine Mayor Tate.

Jun 2018: Gorilla & Grasshopper Invitational Trail Race held.


Oct 2018: Grapevine’s Runner Friendly Community designation renewed for five years.


Sep 2019: Home Happy Hour (monthly BYOB HH) established.

Sep 2019: RAW Off to the Races is reestablished.

Mar 2020: COVID-19 pandemic causes a stoppage in weekend runs, social events and cancels races worldwide.

May 2020: Group runs resume; most races and social events still canceled.

July 2020: Annual Meeting of the Membership canceled due to the governor's executive order re: ongoing pandemic.

Sep 2020: RAW Hosts Virtual Boston Marathon.

Oct 2020: Double Trouble is a 1-Mile and 5K, limited to 100 participants.

January 2021: BITC is cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

February 2021: RAW honors National Black History Month with a donation to the Black Girls Run Foundation.

March 2021: Jack Hase is announced as the 2020 RRCA Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

October 2021: Double Trouble 5K and 10K resumes its regular format but with new courses.

January 2022: Bold In The Cold 5K and 15K resumes with new courses.

May 2022: RAW's Leadership was invited to the Mayor's Recognition Brunch, a salute to the 38th annual Main Street Fest.

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