AMAA – American Medical Athletic Association

AMAA is organising Sport and Jogging Events in the U.S.A.

Bill Rodgers and group
Bill Rodgers and group

The American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA), formerly the American Medical Joggers Association and now the professional division of the American Running Association, is comprised of doctors and allied health care professionals who are committed to enhancing the well-being of patients through the promotion of running and exercise.


1968 – Ronald M. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., founds a non-profit organization called the American Medical Joggers Organization General (AJOG). Membership is made up of medical professionals and lay persons who enjoy “jogging.”

– AJOG disbands and the American Medical Joggers Association (AMJA) forms to primarily target medical and health professionals. The goal of this revised organization is to provide a forum for doctors to share cutting edge information about running and sports medicine.

1995 – AMJA, now the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA), joins with the American Running Association as its professional division.

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