A note from your President introducing our New Board of Directors 2017-2018

Greetings to all our fabulous DC Road Runners Club members.  May 1st was the start of the new term of our board of directors as elected at our annual meeting on March 5. The term runs from May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018.  We had two vacant positions at the time of the election in March.  Per our bylaws, and as President, I am able to appoint capable and interested people to the roles at any time after the vote.  As such, we are lucky enough to have Paul Westcott back to fill the role of VP of Races and Christine Westcott will fill the role of Director for Race Operations.  Addtionally, the role of VP of Training was filled by Zach Stone.  Zach is now moving out of the area which vacated the position.  I have appointed Jonny Pellish as our VP of Training.  Jonny has been one of our fabulous coaches in the program and he will focus exclusively on the marathon training program.  Carl Ford will focus on the Half Marathon and Ten Mile Training programs.  

Again, I would like to thank all our returning and new board members for their service this next year. Please see the complete list below.  I would also again like to thank our outgoing board members for their service and for some, over many years; Dylan Barlett, Alison Smith, Miguel Cuya, Kathy Pugh, Kate Magee and Chris Johnston.  It is always a pleasure to work beside indivduals with the common goal of serving our club members and running communities. Please join me in thanking all and welcoming our new board.

  1. President - Rich Mendelowitz
  2. VP of Operations - Miguel Matta
  3. Treasurer - Ben Richter
  4. Secretary - Eunja Rau
  5. Director of Information Technology/Webmaster - Raj Bhanot
  6. VP of Races - Paul Westcott
  7. Director of Race Operations - Christine Westcott
  8. Director of Contract Races - Brian Danza
  9. VP of Training - Jonny Pellish
  10. Director for Training Programs - Carl Ford
  11. Director for Training Initiatives - Mike Tosto
  12. Membership Director - Deborah Margraff
  13. Volunteer Coordinator - Bas Auer
  14. Director for Community Outreach - Matt Basil


Rich Mendelowitz - President, DC Road Runners Club

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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.