American Road Race Medical Society

Mission Statement
To promote the health and safety of participants in road race and other endurance events through cooperative research and outcome measures, communication, education and public promotion.


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* from ARRMS Chairperson, Bill Roberts, M.D.

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On October 11, 2003, over 40 medical professionals gathered at the headquarters of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon to kick off a new organization within the competitive sport of road racing.  The new group, the American Road Racing Medical Society (ARRMS), is the result of a vision of Bill Roberts, M.D.  Bill is the Twin Cities Marathon Medical Director, Life Member of AMAA, and the newly elected President of the American College of Sports Medicine. 

ARRMS was formed as a division of AMAA and the American Running Association (ARA) and will serve the road racing community in North America as an educational resource and medical authority for road races from the 5K distance up through the ultra distances.  The initial meeting focused on the group’s purpose, direction, committees, and short and long terms goals for ARRMS.  One of the first steps was to determine who could join.  Simply put, anyone who is a medical or allied-health care professional who works or volunteers at road races is eligible.  Further membership definitions are being developed by one of the organizing committees and will be posted on this site when available.

ARRMS will serve to educate the running industry, race organizers and the public about medical issues that impact the sport of running and road racing events.  

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