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In 1961, the Audax Club Parisien created an award for those randonneurs who have completed 5000 km in BRM events. It is called the Randonneur 5000. To qualify for this award, the successful randonneur must complete the full series of ACP brevets (200, 300, 400, 600, and 1000k), a Paris-Brest-Paris randonnée, a Flèche Vélocio, and additional ACP brevets to bring the total distance up to at least 5000 km. Kilometers from a Randonneurs Mondiaux 1200k event (e.g., BMB, Cascade 1200) can be used as supplementary kilometers but cannot take the place of the ACP 1000k.
The normal R-5000 application period is from 1 June to 15 September except in years when PBP is held. In PBP years, the ACP announces whether applications will be accepted; if not, eligible riders must hold applications until the following year. Awards are processed at the end of the calendar year and are received and distributed to awardees in the first quarter of the following year.
Every application must include the homologation numbers for each counting ride. Late-season results processing between the US and Paris may cause a situation where the application will need to be held over until the next September application period.
The qualifying events must be completed within a four year period, beginning on the date of the first qualifying event. For complete rules on the requirements for this award, please refer to the Randonneur 5000 rules page.
Few Americans have earned this special award.
RUSA extends its congratulations to the US riders who have received this special award.
Award applications are batched up and sent to the ACP just once per year, after the application period has closed. Medals are received and distributed to awardees in the first quarter of the following year.
Revision: May 14, 2013
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