Awards

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).

Proposing A New Award

From time to time, RUSA creates a new award.  If you would like to propose an award, use this application (Word or PDF).

► How to Use the Award Listings Below

  • Award Details - For more details on an award, if available, click on the award name.
  • [Apply] links take you to the award application portal, where you can enter your RUSA# to see the list all awards you may apply for (for awards that need to be applied for).
  • [Purchase] links take you to the RUSA online store, where you can enter your RUSA# to see the list all awards you may order based on your riding results and the awards you've applied for.

International Awards [photos]

         Sanctioning:  ACP = Audax Club Parisien    LRM = Les Randonneurs Mondiaux

ACP Brevet Medals
[purchase]
Finish an ACP-sanctioned brevet of 200, 300, 400, 600, or 1000km. 
Application period: year-round.
ACP Super Randonneur
[apply]
Complete a series of ACP-sanctioned brevets of 200, 300, 400, and 600km during a single season.
Application period: year-round.
ACP Randonneur 5000
[awardees] [apply]
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.
Application period: in non-PBP years, June 1 to October 15. See the details for PBP years.
ACP Randonneur 10000
[awardees] [apply]
Complete at least 10000km of brevets including a Paris-Brest-Paris, another 1200k, two full ACP series of 200, 300, 400, 600, and 1000 km brevets, a Flèche team event, and an ACP 600k brevet with at least 8000m of climbing (or a Super Randonnée 600 before 10/31/2022) within a six-year period.
Application period: in non-PBP years, June 1 to October 15. See the details for PBP years.
Provençal 10x, 20x, 30x Super Randonnées Challenge
[10x awardees] [20x awardees] [30x awardees]
Finish 10, 20, or 30 Super Randonnée Permanents (in either Randonneur or Tourist division). [RUSA SR600 overviewAwarded by the Super Randonnée organization, not purchasable.
Randonneurs Mondiaux 1200km Medal
[purchase
Finish a 1200km or longer RM-sanctioned randonnée.
Application period: year round.
RM International Super Randonneur Complete a Super Randonneur series with each ride in a different country, over any period of time. 
RM Challenge Lepertel
[awardees]
Complete a Grand Randonnée (1200km+) in each of four successive years. Not all can start in the same country. Apply through Les Randonneurs Mondiaux. Application form and instructions on their site. Note special COVID accommodation for 2020-2022.
Asia Award Finish 3 LRM rides (1200K+) in 3 different Asian countries in 3 years. One of the rides must be completed in South Korea
Can-Am Challenge
[awardees]
Complete a Canadian and a US 1200km or longer RM-sanctioned event during the same calendar year. Awarded, not purchasable.

 

Domestic Awards [photos]

Calendar-Year Awards
RUSA Distance Awards
[purchase]
Accumulate 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, or 5000 kilometers in RUSA events and permanents during a calendar year.
Application period: year-round.
K-Hound Award
[awardees] [purchase]
Accumulate 10,000 km in RUSA events and permanents, Paris-Brest-Paris, or RM-sanctioned 1200k or longer events during a calendar year . 
Application deadline: Jan 31 of the following year.
American Randonneur Challenge
[awardees] [apply]
Complete two or more US 1200km or longer events in a single season . 
No application required; award available for purchase.
RUSA Rouleur Award
[awardees] [purchase]
Complete populaires of 100-124 km, 125-149 km, 150-199 km, plus a Dart Populaire and a 200 km - 220 km brevet. 
No application required; award available for purchase.

 

Twelve-Month Awards
R-12 Award
[awardees] [purchase]
Complete a ride of 200km or more in each of 12 consecutive months . 
Application period: year-round.
P-12 Award
[awardees] [purchase]
Complete a populaire (of <200km) in each of 12 consecutive months. 
Application period: year-round.

 

Multi-Year Awards
RUSA Cup
[awardees] [purchase]
Complete at least one of each type of RUSA event, accumulating at least 5000km over a two-year period. 
Application period: year-round.
Ultra Randonneur Award
[awardees] [purchase]
Complete ten ACP or RUSA Super Randonneur series over any number of years]. 
Application period: year-round.
Ultra R-12 Award
[awardees] [purchase]
Recognizes the accomplishment of ten R-12 Awards over any number of years. 
Application period: year-round.
Ultra P-12 Award
[awardees] [purchase]
Recognizes the accomplishment of ten P-12 Awards over any number of years. 
Ultra K-Hound Award
[awardees]
Recognizes the accomplishment of ten K-Hound Awards over any number of years.
Ultra RUSA Cup
[awardees] [purchase]
Recognizes earning ten RUSA Cups over any number of years.
Ultra Flèche
[awardees]
Recognizes having finished any combination of ten RUSA-sanctioned ACP Flèche events and RUSA Arrow events.
Coast-to-Coast 1200km
[awardees] [purchase]
Complete four different RUSA 1200km or longer events over any number of years. 
Application period: year-round.
American Explorer Award
[awardees] [purchase]
Cover at least ten different U.S. states and territories on RUSA rides. Can add more states subsequently as you ride them. [awardees who've completed one or more AmEx series]. 
Application period: year-round.
Mondial Award
[awardees] [purchase]
Achievement of 40,000 km and multiples thereof in RUSA events. No application required; award available for purchase.
Galaxy Award
[awardees] [purchase]
Achievement of 100,000 km and multiples thereof in RUSA events. No application required; award available for purchase.

 

Single-Ride Awards
Team Event Pin Finish a RUSA-sanctioned ACP Flèche, or RUSA Dart, Dart Populaire, or Arrow.
Populaire Pin Finish a RUSA Populaire.
SR600 Medal Finish a RUSA SR600 Permanent route associated with a SR600 route sanctioned by Provence Randonneurs.

 

Lifetime Awards
Rando Scout Award
[awardees]
Ride at least 25 distinct event routes (brevets, populaires, grand randonnées).  No time limit. No application required.

 

Miscellaneous
La Société Charly Miller Complete Paris-Brest-Paris in less than 56h41. 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. Awarded, not purchasable.