THE RACE WALKING ASSOCIATION
 
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FOUNDED 1907




ABOUT THE R.W.A.

What is it? The governing body for race walking in England, the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey
How old is it? It was founded in 1907 as the Southern Counties' Road Walking Association 
How is it run? It is a fully democratic body, governed by the elected Officers and the elected General Committee.
How does it operate? Much of its day-to-day activity is through the three Areas – Midlands, North and South – the Counties and the Clubs.
Who are the Officers? They are listed under OFFICERS.
Does it organise races? It organises National Road Championships for Seniors and Young Athletes and also stages the Inter-Counties Championship and an Inter-Area Match.
What about Internationals? It is responsible for England teams in International Matches and Championships.
Where can I see some races? See the Fixture List or ask Pauline Wilson: Tel.: 01277 220687; Fax.: 01277 212380; E-mail: Pauline.Wilson@btinternet.com
What of the future? It places great emphasis on Development and is working with the English Schools Athletic Association on a joint scheme. For Young Athletes there is a year-long Grand Prix and a representative team of walkers in the Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups goes to Dublin each year to compete against the young Irish walkers for the Nihill Shield and entertains the Irish walkers to a return match in England.
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