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Diversity and Inclusion Policy: ACE (Access, Connection, and Experience)

At the Feb. 10, 2021 meeting, Richmond Road Runners Club's Board of Directors voted to adopt the following Diversity and Inclusion Policy: ACE (Access, Connection, and Experience). 

Access: We will seek to provide community programs for new, current, and returning runners. We will take actions to ensure our activities are accessible to those who want to join and participate (e.g. a shoe clinic for those in need, membership scholarships on an as needed basis, community coaching sessions, and running group support).

Connection: Richmond Road Runners Club will actively invite other groups throughout the Greater Richmond area to come to our events, our monthly Board meeting to share more about themselves and invite them to become members. We will aim to collaborate with other active run groups to ensure they have the support they need to thrive and use our platform to support and elevate what they bring to the area (e.g., social events with local clubs, having a representative from various groups in the area come to board meetings to inform and develop ideas for the area as a whole).

Experience: Our events will respect each participant from beginning to end. People of all paces will be welcomed and celebrated (e.g., races being walker-friendly, having a sweeper for each event, and keeping the finish line open until the final finisher has arrived).

Within this initiative, we will regularly review our processes, events and policies to ensure they remain equitable for all participants and club members.