The FOOTPRINT is our monthly club E-newsletter. It is emailed to all members. Each issue features “Mile Markers” – member’s accomplishments, upcoming activities, member’s only discounts and articles submitted by our members. The FOOTPRINT is a great way to keep up with club happenings.

The FOOTPRINT has won national recognition within the running community by receiving The Road Runners of America (RRCA) awards for Excellence in Journalism. The FOOTPRINT was named the best Newsletter in 2003 and 2009. In 2011, the FOOTPRINT won the nation’s best E-Newsletter.

Submit an Article

The FOOTPRINT is published on or about the 15th of every month. The submission deadline for articles, essays or race reports is the 1st of the publication month. No exceptions and no guarantee of publication for all submissions.


Submissions may be small “blurb”, a paragraph with a photo or a full-length article limited up to 500 words. (When submitting a photo with your story, please limit the article to 400 words.) Longer articles may be accepted, but will only feature a teaser - linking to the complete article in separate document. Be creative! RAW Members have written some hysterical parodies, emotional stories of triumph or defeat, and some things that make readers question the sanity of the author.

When submitting a race report, make the submission as personal as possible. Express why you decided to choose this event, what milestones you hit in training for it, what specific points had emotional impact for you during the run, and what the finish meant to you. Try to resist a mile-by-mile description and focus instead on what made this race special for you.

The FOOTPRINT only publishes submissions from current RAW members. All submissions to the FOOTPRINT are subject to editorial review and corrections for content, length and grammar prior to publication. All submissions become the property of the FOOTPRINT for publication and subsequent reproduction and distribution.

Club Running is the digital newsletter of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). It is complimentary and emailed to all members of the RRCA. Members of Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers are automatically RRCA members, too.