Come run the War Memorials on Memorial Day

Come join our Monday Morning 10 Mile group run for a tour of the War Memorials this coming Memorial Day Monday, May 25.  We will run through and around the Vietnam Memorial, WWII Memorial, Korean War Memorial and the Marine Memorial.  Here is the route.  It is just shy of 11 miles.  We regularly have runners at paces between 7:30/mile and 10:30/mile.  All are welcome.  We will start at 7AM sharp.  Meet and park at the Arlington Planetarium parking lot on Quincy St, 1426 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA  22207.  Send any questions to Rich.

 

Next Race: Women's Distance Festival & Run After the Women 5Ks

Our next races are the Women's Distance Festival and Run After the Women 5Ks.  They'll be on Sunday evening, June 7th, at 7pm, at the Bluemont Park South Pavilion. They're the first races of the 2015 Bunion Derby, and the women's race is part of the Maryland RRCA Women's Distance Festival series. Click here for complete details and online registration.  Race Director Alex Albertini is looking for volunteers; please contact him if you (or a non-running friend who'll be coming with you) can help.

 

Bunion Derby 2015

We are pleased to announce this summer's Bunion Derby race schedule.  Want to earn a Bunion Derby Series shirt, jacket or perhaps a trophy for placing?  Come on out and join the racing fun.  

  1. Women's Distance Festival and Run After the Women 5Ks, June 7
  2. Hugh Jascourt Memorial 4-Miler, June 20 
  3. Age-Handicapped 4-Miler, July 4
  4. Bastille Day 4-Miler, July 14
  5. Bluemont 5K, July 22
  6. Steve Thompson 8K, August 4
  7. Cross Country 3-Miler, August 8
  8. Paul Thurston Burke Lake 4.5-Miler, August 18

Please see the series rules for complete details

 

May Runner Spotlight!

May's runner spotlight is Mike Tosto. Mike started running at age 10 and joined the DCRR in 2011 where he's now the SLR lead and a member of the board! Find out more about Mike by reading the rest of his interview here.

 

Upcoming Training Programs

Mark your calendars! DCRRC is excited for the following upcoming training programs:

Fall Race Jump Start Program: This FREE informal program is intended to gear runners up for either our Fall Marathon Training Program or Army Ten-Miler/Half Marathon Programs. The group will start meeting at Georgetown Running Company on Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 a.m. until the start of the Fall Marathon Training Program (see below). Additional details will be posted in April, and there is no need to sign up!

Fall Marathon Training Program: The Fall Marathon Training Program is an 18-week program geared towards Marine Corps Marathon (or any fall marathon of your choosing). The program begins on Saturday, June 27. Registration opens soon (and don't worry, we don't have a cap on participants!). 

Army Ten-Miler and Half Marathon Training Program: The Army-Ten Miler Program and Half Marathon Training Programs begin on Saturday, July 11. The program is geared towards the Army-Ten Miler or Woodrow Wilson Half Marathon. Registration opens soon!

Beginner Running Program: Coming this summer is DCRRC version of the “Couch to 5K” program. This will initially start as a run/walk program and gradually build to running a 5K. This program is great for people that want to start running OR that may have been out of running for a bit. This is a FUN group and all ages (minors must be accompanied by an adult) are welcome. The program is geared to start in July, and additional details and registration will be posted soon!

Please email katie@dcroadrunners.org for questions on any of the programs!

 
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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.