Volunteers for the 57th Annual GW Birthday Marathon!

DC Road Runners will be hosting the 56th Annual George Washington's Birthday Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Greenbelt, MD. This race is a Boston qualifier with a local, small crowd feel.

This is one of our signature races, and we need lots of volunteers to put on this event on race day, including course marshals, aid station personnel, food service at the post-race party, packet pick-up, course clean-up. On Satureday we also need people to help with course set-up and packet pick-up on Saturday.

All volunteers will receive an AWESOME long sleeve volunteer tech shirt and plenty of free food throughout the day! Note: for people running the DCRRC Snowball Series races and for participants in our spring training programs, volunteering at the George Washington Birthday Marathon counts toward your volunteer requirement (and is one of the few non-series race volunteer options for the series jacket requirement).

Please register here to volunteer. Contact Bas Auer, with any questions. 

 

DC Road Runners Annual Banquet & Membership Meeting

Calling all members ... This is a DC Road Runners Club signature event and is family friendly. Again it will be at Maggianos in Friendship Heights and is on Sunday March 4 starting at 6PM. The evening features our annual club awards, elections of a new board of directors, state-of-the-club presentation and a great guest speaker, Mike Wardian who will share his story of 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 different continents.  You don't want to miss hearing Mike tell this story!  

So come on out. Get caught up on all the club is doing, have some fun with your fellow runners while they are all dressed up and of course, VOTE!  We will present our annual awards for most outstanding and improved athletes, we will also recognize our top coach and volunteer.  Additionally this year, we will have two DC Road Runners Club Hall of Fame inductions.  

You must register in advance.  Don't wait, space is limited.  Here is the link to register:

https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/banquet

I look forward to seeing many of you there.

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Rich Mendelowitz

President, DC Road Runners Club

 

Call For New DCRRC Board Members 2018

It is once again that time of year to elect a new board of directors.  These are the people who work hard for you, our club members, all year long to provide great running opportunities; races, training, happy hours, etc.  They also provide great service to organizations in need of our support and to our surrounding communities.  The current board's term ends on April 30.  A new board will begin it's term on May 1.  A membership vote for the new board will take place at our annual banquet on Sunday night March 4. The following board positions are open for 2018:

- Director of IT/Webmaster

- Director of Race Operations

- VP of Races

- Volunteer Coordinator

If you are interested in serving the club to maintain and grow our great running program for our members and serving our communities, or would like more information regarding these positions, please contact our nominating committee lead, Deborah.

 

Club Challenge 10M Race - Reserve your seat on the bus

We have 86 runners registered so far for this year’s Club Challenge on Sunday February 25. Reserve your seat on the bus today at this link.  First come, first served for the first 50 club members. 

The Club Challenge 10M is a great event open only to Maryland and DC RRCA clubs as a team challenge race.  The Howard County Striders do a great job hosting.  Our club usually brings 125 runners to the event and we have one of the largest representations amongst all the clubs.  We will again rent a bus leaving from Courthouse in Arlington and Dupont Circle in DC.  All DCRRC Members should register at the link below. The race is free to members but reminder that the club will pay your $10 race entry fee to the Howard County Striders.

You must be a currently registered member of the DC Road Runners Club to register and participate in this race  

If you do not have a current DCRRC membership then your registration will be canceled and you will not receive a bib on race day.

Race Information:    http://www.striders.net/rrca-club-challenge

Race Registration: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/34921

 

2017-2018 Snowball Series Standings

The Snowball Series Standings after the 4th race, the JFK 20k, can be found at 2017-2018 Snowball Series Standings.  Contact ted@dcroadrunners.org with any questions or corrections about the Snowball Series scoring.

 

 

2017-2018 Snowball Series

It is that time of year again.  Time to run the DC famous Snowball Series.  Unlike the Bunion Derby which challenges runners in shorter, faster races in blazing heat...this one challenges runners at the longer distances and all the crazy weather that comes with DC winters.  To see the rules for the series click this link:  2017-2018 Snowball Series rules.

For more information on each race, or to register click one of the links below.

Race Schedule

  1. Bread Run 10K, December 10
  2. Gar Williams Half Marathon, December 17
  3. Al Lewis 10 Miler, January 6 - cancelled
  4. JFK 20K & MLK 5K, January 13
  5. Langley 8K, February 10
  6. Club Challenge 10 Miler, February 25
  7. Burke Lake 12K, March 4
  8. Fort Hunt 10K, March 11

 

 

Membership Expiration

Memberships Are Due For Renewal In August

All memberships run September 1 - August 31. If you joined or renewed your membership before March 1, it will expire on August 31, 2017.  If you have renewed your membership or joined since March 1 then you are all set for the 2017-2018 membership cycle.  Your membership will expire on August 31, 2018.  You can check the status of your membership here and renew if necessary.

The pricing remains the best running deal in town at $20 for student memberships, $25 for individual memberships, and $35 for family memberships.

Many thanks to all who have already renewed their memberships and all our members.  We really appreciate the continued support to the DC Road Runners Club!!!

Questions? Contact our memberhsip director: deborah@dcroadrunners.org. Thank you!

 

2017 Bunion Derby Series Standings

The Bunion Derby Standings after the 8th race, Paul Thurston 4.5 miler, can be found at 2017 Bunion Derby Standings.  The series will go final by September 30, after the last major volunteer efforts at the Larry Noel 15k & 3k and the National Capital 20 Miler and 5 Miler are posted.  Contact ted@dcroadrunners.org with any questions or corrections.

 

Upcoming Events

DCRRC Langley 8K
Sat, Feb 10th, 2018, @10:00am
DCRRC George Washington's Birthday Marathon and Relay
Sun, Feb 18th, 2018, @10:00am
Club Challenge Bus Seat Reservation
Sun, Feb 25th, 2018, @6:00am
Club Challenge 10M Race
Sun, Feb 25th, 2018, @8:00am
DCRRC Burke Lake 12K
Sun, Mar 4th, 2018, @10:00am
Annual Meeting and Banquet
Sun, Mar 4th, 2018, @6:00pm
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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.