Board Members

Brian Danza, President

Brian Danza

Brian (Athlinks, E-Mail) joined DC Road Runners in the spring of 2007 with the hope of overcoming his inherent lack of long distance running talent, and to train for the 2007 New York Marathon.

He quickly became involved in many club activities including being a regular presence at Saturday Long Runs and Wednesday Track Workouts, as well as volunteering at many races and club events.

In the spring of 2008 Brian took on many club projects; including a complete upgrade dcroadrunners.org, giving the site a new front-end look, as well as a new collaboration and financial processing back-end. Additionally, Brian restructured club operations with the purchase of a chip timing system, and new van, all leading to the creation of DCRR’s race management services department.

Brian is a Rosslyn resident, and can often be found running on the Custis and Mount Vernon Trails, or completing loops on shady Roosevelt Island.

 

 

 

Scott Smith, Vice President (Operations)

Scott SmithScott joined DC Road Runners upon moving to the DC area in 2008.  After enjoying years of running on wooded trails in North Carolina, he longed for a comparable venue in which to run.  He stumbled on the club's Saturday Long Run thanks to a fortuitous Google search and has been hooked ever since.

Scott grew up in Northern New Jersey.  He moved to North Carolina to attend Duke University, where he spent ten years as a "student" cheering on the Blue Devils in Cameron Indoor.

He served as webmaster for the club for several years before becoming VP of Operations. He is a regular attendee at both Wednesday Night Track and Saturday Long Run and is also active in the club's race management services effort.

Most mornings, Scott can be found galavanting around the trails in Arlington and Washington, including his favorite routes through Rock Creek Park.

 

 

 

 

Ben Richter, Vice President (Races)

Ben Richter Ben (E-mail) started running winter track in high school as a way to avoid wrestling class, and has been on the roads ever since.

He has completed over 50 marathons, including Boston, Honolulu, New York City, Marine Corps, Kilauea Volcano Trails, Big Sur and Austin.

Shortly after moving to D.C. in autumn 1999, he began regular participation in the Saturday Long Run and credits it for getting him to Boston.

Ben has directed the Larry Noel Greenbelt 15K Race since 2005 and has been a sub-group coach with the club’s Marathon Training Program for several years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Finazzo, Vice President (Training)

Katie MadisonKatie joined DC Roadrunners in 2006 as a participant in the Fall Marathon Training program. She liked it so much that she followed up with the National Marathon program that winter.

After running several races of varying distances, she decided to take on the role of coach. After being a volunteer coach for the Ten Mile Training program, she was hooked on coaching. Since then she has been a coach in another Ten Mile Training program and has been a coach for the last two National Marathon programs. She became an RRCA certified coach this past fall. When not coaching, you can catch Katie at SLR and the Tuesday Night Run.

In her spare time, Katie also enjoys yoga, traveling, watching bad tv, and hanging out with her husband and dog.

 

 

 

Lauren Bullis, Treasurer

lauren_bullisLauren (Athlinks, E-mail) ran his first marathon in 1998 and is perpetually training for the next marathon.  With 16 marathons under his belt, and if he can ever complete a quality training program without injury he hopes to qualify for Boston.

He has been a member of DC Roadrunners since 1999 and has done track and SLR over the years, but his main passion has been coaching.  He became a RRCA certified coach in 2009 and has coached multiple DCRRC training programs beginning with the 2006 ATM program.

He is a proud Vermonter who was transplanted to Arlington 15+ years ago.  Now a Clarendon resident, he can be found quite often running the hills on the Custis trail.

He has been a corporate accountant for 16 years but considers himself to be a recovering CPA seeking endeavors a bit more charitable.

 

 

 

Erik Price, Director (VA)

Erik Price

Erik was not always a runner and in fact used to think running was a form of punishment doled out from “real” sports.  While in college Erik enjoyed a mediocre career playing DI College Rugby at George Mason in Fairfax but soon after graduating joined a local fun run to stay in shape (ie, not get fat). After breaking through the 5 mile barrier he quickly became a running addict and set his sights on the Marine Corps Marathon in 2009.  His training continued as he got involved with DC Road Runners later that year.

After becoming a regular at the Saturday Long Runs and track workouts, Erik took on the responsibility of being SLR leader, coordinating long run routes, schedules, and drink support.

His most proud accomplishments include breaking 3 hours at the 2012 Chicago Marathon, running the 2013 Boston Marathon, and most recently completing an extremely hot and humid 50 Miler at the North Face trail race challenge.  Erik also recently got a road bike and hopes to add cycling to his resume as a way to decrease the risk of running injury.  When he’s not exercising he enjoys traveling, acoustic guitar, craft beer, and getting distracted at work.

 

 

Pauline Hutcherson, Director (MD)

Pauline
 

Kristi Martin, Director (MD)

Kristi_MartinKristi started running and joined DC Road Runners in 2007 as a participant in the Army 10-Miler Training program. The training program was a great experience, and she signed up for the National Half program. After two seasons of being a trainee, she took on the role of volunteer coach. Kristi has coached the Army 10-Miler, Half Marathon, and Marathon Training programs. Currently, Kristi leads the DC Road Runners Sunday Mid Run (SMR) out of Fuse Pilates every Sunday morning and is a coach for the fall marathon program.

Since 2007 Kristi has completed more than 40 road races, including her first marathon in 2011. She enthusiastically serves as a Ragnar Relay Ambassador and involved in the running and triathlon community. She shares her experiences in running and triathlons at Runaway Wonk. Kristi was born and raised in rural Kentucky, but now calls DC home and spends her weekdays as a health policy nerd. Besides endurance activities, you can find Kristi cheering on her University of Kentucky Wildcats or spending time with her adorable dogs, Derby and Booth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsey Paola, At-Large

Lindsey
 

Elizabeth Humphrey, At-Large

Elizabeth_Humphrey2Elizabeth (Athlinks, E-mail) has been a member of the DC Road Runners Club since 2003, and has participated in numerous club and outside races, ranging from 5K to marathon.  Her newest running interest is the 12-person relay (especially Ragnar).

She credits fellow club members from DCRRC’s SLR and track workouts with getting her back to Boston in 2007, after a nine-year “dry spell” in marathon times. She has completed 21 marathons, including Boston ’98 and Boston ’07.

Elizabeth lives in Arlington, and works as a Program Manager for the Chief Information Officer, Office of the Army Surgeon General.

In 2008, Elizabeth became certified by the RRCA as an adult running coach, and enjoys coaching at all levels from beginner to advanced runner.

 

Mary Doman, Membership Director

MaryDomanMary (E-mail) started running in 2006, and has completed four half marathons
and three marathons.  She joined DCRR when she moved to DC in 2010, as
a way to meet new people in the city.  She has helped coach two 10k
programs and is a regular SLR attendee (even in the winter).  Most
importantly, she’s met some great people (who are also great runners)
along the way!

Her favorite things about the club include: new routes and long
stories during SLR, alternative Thursday morning track workouts, and
the fun perks of being a DCRR club member and volunteer (Gatorade,
discounts, free rides).  Also, she appreciates the advice and support
of the club - which helped her shave 20 minutes off her marathon time!

You can view her running blog at http://www.minutespermile.com

Mary works as an editor in International Development, and plays
volleyball in her spare time.   Her favorite running accessories are:
bright shoes, a good playlist, fruit-flavored energy gels, and Nike
shorts.

 

 

 

 

Dylan Barlett, Webmaster

Dylan (Athlinks, E-Mail) joined DCRRC in 2008 after graduating from Lehigh University, where he helped start a running club and raced frequently from 5K to half-marathon. In 2010, he gave in to peer pressure and moved up to the marathon. He is a regular at track, SLR, and Bunion Derby races.

When not running, Dylan works as an IT consultant in Arlington and kayaks on the Potomac.

 

Upcoming Events

2014 Island Creek ES PTA's 5K and 1 Mile fun run
Sat, Apr 26th, 2014, @7:30am
Vienna Elementary 5K
Sat, Apr 26th, 2014, @8:00am
Community Residences 5K & Fun Run
Sat, May 3rd, 2014, @9:00am
Mark's Run
Sun, May 4th, 2014, @7:30am
Metropolitan Branch 5K
Sat, May 10th, 2014, @8:00am
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The DC Road Runners Club is a chapter of the Road Runners Club of America and are 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.