The February Conway Running Club Membership meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center, 700 Salem Rd., where guest speaker David Meroney will share information about the Arkansas Grand Prix Series and his role as the sixth Arkansas Road Runners Club of America State Representative ( The main purpose of this position is to advance interest in the running community by supporting the various local running clubs around the state and leading the Arkansas Grand Prix series. Other business such as the upcoming Chase Race in March ( will be discussed. The meeting is open to the community and childcare is available. 

"I attended college at Hendrix and so the three Grand Prix races in Conway are a special treat for me. Coming back to Conway is fun for me as I’m always amazed at how much Conway has grown and changed in the 18 years since I graduated. I’m especially excited about the running community in Conway and look forward to spending the evening with local runners," said Meroney. 

Meroney earned the Iron Man of the Grand Prix for 2011 by finishing all 20 races in the series in his second year of competing in the Grand Prix. Even though he is just a mid-packer runner, David enjoys the competition of the Grand Prix and the opportunity to travel the state and meet runners from across Arkansas.

The Arkansas RRCA works to promote running and fitness as means to a healthy lifestyle statewide. It does this by helping to develop a network of strong local running clubs all across our state. The Grand Prix racing team brings runners together and helps improve the sport. It creates a fellowship among the running community and connects the Conway running community with the other running clubs around the state. The CRC men and women’s teams are already excelling in this year’s Grand Prix, each winning one of the first two races.

Conway Running Club meetings are held the second Monday of each month and are intended to join Conway area runners together in one place to provide valuable information to help their running and advance the sport and the value of a healthy lifestyle.  

To learn more about David Meroney and the 2012 Arkansas Grand Prix series visit 

Conway Running Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and is dedicated to promoting running, walking, and other fitness-related activities in the Conway area. There are currently more than 125 members ranging in ages eight to 74. Even though running is considered an individual sport, Club members believe that sticking with it and improving is something that requires other people in order to stay motivated and inspired. Become a member today to improve as a runner, make friends and connect with Conway’s running community. To connect with other members, see photos and videos and stay in touch with important announcements, visit or the club’s page on Facebook.