SLR February 11 - MBT-Catholic

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route, on Saturday February 11, will be MBT-Catholic (map here) for 14 miles. For a run less than 14 miles, the easiest modification is to go out & back on the Mall and the Metropolitan Branch Trail, or for more than 14 miles you can add distance on any of the major trails since we will pass Rock Creek Park, C&O Towpath, Capital Crescent, Mt. Vernon Trail, and the Custis Trail.

The DC RRCA Club Challenge Ten Miler is coming up on Sunday February 26. This is your chance each year to travel with the club and participate in a team race with cross-country style scoring! Please make sure you are a current club member before registering for this race, as we will be running in the team competition and the club will pay your race registration entry fee. We will also organize a bus for free transportation with your friends, with pickup/drop-off points at Courthouse in Arlington, and Dupont Circle in DC. It's a really fun event, with a challenging (hilly!) race course, and as usual post-race refreshments on the bus!

Coming up on March 5, we will have our Annual Banquet & Membership Meeting at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights. In addition to drinks & dinner, we will be presenting our annual awards, electing the club's 2017 board of directors, and hearing a state of the club presentation. We also have an exciting keynote speaker in Matt Centrowitz, American University head cross country coach, 2-time Olympian, former 5000m American record holder, and father of Matthew Centrowitz Jr. who is the 2016 Olympic gold medalist at 1500m. Pre-registration on the club website is required for this event.

Thanks again to Franco Ordonez for post-run drinks! Volunteer needs along with the weekly route & distance schedule are always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. Post-run volunteers are typically scheduled for at least 2 consecutive weeks to cut down on handoffs of the bins, and because it's a relatively easy job. Post-run drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this SLR perk, do your part to keep it going! Volunteering is easy, doesn't take a lot of time, and all restocking expenses will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!



Upcoming Events

April Happy Hour
Thu, Apr 19th, 2018, @6:00pm
Nottingham Discovery Friendship 5k
Sat, Apr 21st, 2018, @8:00am
Volunteer - Parkway Classic Waterstop
Sun, Apr 22nd, 2018, @5:30am
Metropolitan Branch 5K
Sat, Apr 28th, 2018, @8:00am
Manna 5K Fun Run For Affordable Housing
Sat, Apr 28th, 2018, @9:30am
Teens Run DC Mentoring Matters 5K
Sat, May 12th, 2018, @9:00am
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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.