Each year, the Maryland RRCA designates several races as the State Championship events for their distance. The Maryland RRCA provides special prizes for the overall finishers at these State Championship events.
The Maryland RRCA also designates certain races as part of the Grand Prix Series. Runners who compete in four different Grand Prix races are eligible for an end of the season award. Runners are scored based on their performance in each race against the overall field and against runners in their age group.