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Award Philosophy

Because our sport is non-competitive, RUSA does not have special trophies for those who rode the most kilometers or who climbed the most hills. Nor do we have categories for age, gender, type of machine, etc. Our awards are earned simply by finishing events within their time limits. Participation and determination are the two essential things needed to earn randonneuring honors.

Unless otherwise noted, if you have earned one of the awards described below, you can apply for it online. In most cases, applications can be approved automatically. Once approved, your medal or award can be purchased through the online store.

Some awards are presented to you without charge ("Awarded, not purchasable."). For some international ones, you apply to another organization (noted).

International Awards [photos]

ACP Brevet Medals Finish an ACP-sanctioned brevet of 200, 300, 400, 600, or 1000km [purchase].
Randonneurs Mondiaux 1200km Medal Finish a 1200km or longer RM-sanctioned randonnée [purchase].
ACP Super Randonneur Complete a series of ACP-sanctioned brevets of 200, 300, 400, and 600km during a single season [details].
ACP Randonneur 5000 Complete at least 5000km of brevets including a Paris-Brest-Paris, a full ACP series of 200, 300, 400, 600, and 1000 km brevets, and a Flèche team event within a four-year period [details].
International Super Randonneur Complete a Super Randonneur series with each ride in a different country, over any period of time [details]. Apply to Audax UK.
Can-Am Challenge Complete a Canadian and a US 1200km or longer RM-sanctioned event during the same calendar year [details]. Awarded, not purchasable.

Domestic Awards [photos]

Calendar-Year Awards
RUSA Distance Awards Accumulate 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, or 5000 kilometers in RUSA events during a calendar year [details].
K-Hound Award Accumulate 10,000 km in RUSA events and permanents, Paris-Brest-Paris, or RM-sanctioned 1200k or longer events during a calendar year [details].
American Randonneur Challenge Complete two or more US 1200km or longer events in a single season [details].

Twelve-Month Awards
R-12 Award Complete a ride of 200km or more in each of 12 consecutive months [details].
P-12 Award Complete a populaire (of <200km) in each of 12 consecutive months [details].

Multi-Year Awards
RUSA Cup Complete at least one of each type of RUSA event, accumulating at least 5000km over a two-year period. [details].
Ultra Randonneur Award Complete ten Super Randonneur series over any number of years [details].
Ultra R-12 Award Recognizes the accomplishment of ten R-12 Awards over any number of years [details].
Coast-to-Coast 1200km Complete four different RUSA 1200km or longer events over any number of years [details].

Lifetime Awards
American Explorer Award Cover at least ten different U.S. states and territories on RUSA rides. Can add more states subsequently as you ride them [details].
Mondial Award Lifetime achievement of 40,000 km in RUSA events [details]. Awarded, not purchasable.
Galaxy Award Lifetime achievement of 100,000 km in RUSA events [details]. Awarded, not purchasable.

La Société Charly Miller Complete Paris-Brest-Paris in less than 56h41 [details]. Awarded, not purchasable.
American Randonneur Award Awarded annually to a RUSA member who has made significant and outstanding contributions to randonneuring in the United States [details]. Awarded, not purchasable.

Revision: December 18, 2014
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