RUSA's governing body has voted, in cooperation with the Lone Star Randonneurs, to officially adopt the K-Hound Award.
That means RUSA members who rode 10,000Km or more of qualifying events in 2013 will be able to apply online for the award through the RUSA website. They'll also be able to purchase a K-Hound Award through the RUSA store.
The application period for the 2013 K-Hound trophy will run from January 1 to January 31, 2014.
The term "K-Hound" was coined by 9 Lone Star Randonneurs in 2006, when they decided that with camaraderie and fun, 10,000 K would be an easy goal for 2007. Dallas RBA Dan Driscoll launched the K-Hound Award in 2007 as a way to honor riders who have accumulated 10,000Km in RUSA events, PBP and other RM-sanctioned events during a calendar year.
Since then, The K-Hound Klub has grown every year in popularity, with over 200 K-Hound Awards earned by 83 different members, 21 of them women. More than 40 members will be eligible for the award in 2013, including 12 who are earning it for the first time. "Lone Star Randonneurs are proud to donate The K-hound Klub to RUSA, knowing it will be nurtured and promoted, with proper recognition", Driscoll said.
The award page is HERE.