A note from your President introducing our New Board of Directors 2016-2017

Welcome to our new DC Road Runners Club Board of Directors.  Their term runs from May 1 to April 30, 2017.  All are committed to promoting great running experiences for our members and our communities. 12 of the 14 were elected at our annual meeting on March 6. The VP of Operations and the Volunteer Coordinator positions were left vacant in the election.  Those board members were appointed by me per Article VIII, Section 1 of our club by-laws.  Here is our new board:

  1. President - Rich Mendelowitz
  2. VP of Operations - Miguel Matta
  3. Treasurer - Ben Richter
  4. Secretary - Eunja Rau
  5. Webmaster - Dylan Barlett
  6. VP of Races - Raj Bhanot
  7. Director of Race Operations - Miguel Cuya
  8. Director of Contract Races - Brian Danza
  9. VP of Training - Chris Johnston
  10. Director for Training Programs - Kathy Pugh
  11. Director for Training Initiatives - Mike Tosto
  12. Membership Director - Alison Smith
  13. Volunteer Coordinator - Bas Auer
  14. Director for Community Outreach - Kate Magee

Please join me in welcoming our new officers and by all means, please thank them for the service.  

Rich Mendelowitz - President, DC Road Runners Club

Standing (L to R): Kate Magee, Kathy Pugh, Miguel Cuya, Brian Danza, Alison Smith, Mike Tosto, Chris Johnston, Rich Mendelowitz. Kneeling (L to R): Raj Bhanot, Ben Richter, Eunja Rau, Dylan Barlett.

Standing (L to R): Kate Magee, Kathy Pugh, Miguel Cuya, Brian Danza, Alison Smith, Mike Tosto, Chris Johnston, Rich Mendelowitz. Kneeling (L to R): Raj Bhanot, Ben Richter, Eunja Rau, Dylan Barlett.


Reading & Running Couch to 5K Program

The Cherrydale Branch Library and DC Road Runners are partnering this summer to offer a "Reading and Running" program. The program is geared towards virtually any healthy adult looking to slowly build from walking to running a 5K in just 9 weeks! The program targets the DC Road Runners Club Bluemont 5K on July 20. The program is free of cost.  Follow this link to all the details and to register


2015-16 Snowball Series Standings

The Snowball Series Standings are available at 2015-16 Snowball Series Standings

The standings will become are now final.

We will be giving out the Snowball Series awards at the May Happy Hour on May 26th from 6:00-9:00 PM at Ireland's Four Courts. 

Please contact ted@dcroadrunners.org with any questions.


2015 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 annual award winners:

Outstanding Female Runner Toni Diegoli
Outstanding Female Master Yuko Takakusaki
Most Improved Female CaSandra DeGrauwe Williamson
Outstanding Male Runner Jeremy Lynch
Outstanding Male Master Dixon Hemphill
Most Improved Male Kirk Gordon
Justine Peet Outstanding Volunteer Ted Cochrane
Outstanding Coach Stephen Easley

2016 Spring 10K Training Program

DC Road Runners Club is excited to offer a 10K training program this spring.

The program runs for 8 weeks, and welcomes new and experienced runners.

The target race will be the Capitol Hill Classic 10K on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

The 10K training program will meet Saturday mornings at 9:00 am at Georgetown Running Company at 3400 M Street NW for a weekly group run.  The first meeting will be held on Saturday, March 19th at 9:00 am.  In addition, the program offers a running schedule for members’ independent runs during the week.  Runners will also receive a weekly email with the running schedule and training tips. Runners should be prepared to run 2.0 miles at the first meeting and the 10K Training Program will not have a walking pace group.

The cost of the 10K training program is free to all DC Road Runners Club members.  If you are not yet a member, click this link to sign up for one.  Please note that the cost of the Capitol Hill Classic 10K race is NOT INCLUDED in the price of a DC Road Runners Club membership; runners should register for the race at the link provided above.  There will be no refunds for the 10K program.

NOTE:  Registering for the Capitol Hill Classic 10K race is not required to participate in the 10K Training Program.

Please contact Alex Albertini, the director of the 10K training program, at alexa@dcroadrunners.org, with questions, comments, or concerns.

Register now


Next Race: One Hour Track Run

altLet's kick off the spring/summer racing season with a fun and unique racing event.  Join us for the 2016 DCRRC One Hour Track Run at St. Stephens and St. Agnes High School Track on May 17th at 7:00 PM.  It is a simple race, just run around the track as many times as you can in 60 minutes.  There will be fun for all and special prizes for anyone who can do 10 miles in one hour.  We will likely register 50 to 60 runners for this event.  To confirm your registration or to see how many slots are taken click here.  To register or see all of the race info go to our race page.  We ask that anyone who has signed up but can no longer run please email races@dcroadrunners.org to cancel.  While we do not offer refunds on our low-key races you will free up a spot for another fellow runner.  As always if you do not plan to run and can help out sign up here to volunteer.  Email our race director with any other questions.


Bunion Derby 2016

The 2015 - 2016 Snowball Series is behind us.  It is time to start thinking about the upcoming 2016 Bunion Derby Series.  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 14 (date change)
  2. Hugh Jascourt Memorial 4-Miler, June 21
  3. Age-Handicapped 4-Miler, July 4
  4. Bastille Day 4-Miler, July 14
  5. Bluemont 5K, July 20
  6. Steve Thompson 8K, August 2
  7. Paul Thurston Burke Lake 4.5-Miler, August 16
  8. Cross Country 3-Miler, August 20

Please see the series rules for complete details

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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.