55th Annual George Washington Birthday Marathon

2016 medal front2016 medal backThe 55th Annual edition of the George Washington Birthday Marathon is quickly approaching.  This years race (mother nature permitting) will be held on February 14, 2016 @ 10AM in Greenbelt, MD.  If you have signed up and would like to confirm your registration check to see that your name appears in either list1 or list2.  If you have not signed up hop on over to our race page for all the details on the race or just jump right to the sign up page.  All of our races are only possible because of the tremendous volunteer support we get.  If you want to help out, please go to this page to sign up to volunteer!

 

2016 DC Road Runners Club Banquet

Great food, great company and great fun ... Our 2016 Banquet and Awards Dinner will take place at 6:00pm on Sunday, March 6, at Maggiano's Little Italy in Friendship Heights. At this event, we will present our annual awards for outstanding and most improved athletes.  Additionally, we will honor our volunteer and coach of the year.  We will have recap of the state of our club, summary of our recent member survey and we will elect a new board of directors.  We are also honored to have Kerri Gallagher as our guest speaker. Kerri competed for the US in the 1500m at last summers Track & Field World Championships and is now training to make this summer's US Olympic team. We look forward to seeing many of you on March 6.   Click here for more information and to register.  

 

Call for new members of the DCRRC board of directors ...

Greetings all DC Road Runners Club members.  Amazingly it is that time of year to elect a new board of directors.  These are the people the 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 boards 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 6.  

 

2016 RRCA Club Challenge

Registration is now open for the RRCA Club Challenge 10M on February 28. We compete against other DC and Maryland RRCA clubs, with cross country-style team scoring. It will fill up before race day, so sign up early. The club covers your entry fee and a bus. Only those who run for the DCRRC team will receive Snowball Series points. We will again be providing bus transportation but you must sign up in advance. 


Detailed Race Information
Register: Please register for only the "Club" division of the race and NOT the "Elite" division.
Reserve a spot on the bus

 

Next Races: Burke Lake 12K and Fort Hunt 10K

The are still spots left for the last two Snowball Series Races.  The Burke Lake 12K will be held on Sunday, March 6th @ 10AM.  We will register 250 runners for this race. To check if you are registered or to see how many slots of that 250 are left 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 paul@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 email our race director to volunteer. 

Just one week after the Burke Lake 12K we will host our final race of the Snowball Series, the Fort Hunt 10K.  It will be held on Sunday, March 13th @ 8AM.  But remember, this is time change weekend.  Do not forget to set your clock back before you go to bed or you will miss the race.  We will register 350 runners for this race.  To check if you are registered or to see how many slots of that 350 are left 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 paul@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 email our race director to volunteer. 

 

Snowball Series

The Snowball Series Standings after 5 races are available at 2015-16 Snowball Series Standings

Please contact ted@dcroadrunners.org for any questions or corrections.

Here are the dates for this Winter's Snowball Series.  Please be sure to check out the series rules as eligibility requirements for the much coveted jackets have changed just a bit.

Race Schedule

  1. Bread Run 10K, December 6
  2. Gar Williams Half Marathon, December 13
  3. Al Lewis 10 Miler, January 9
  4. JFK 20K & MLK 5K, January 17
  5. Langley 8K, February 6
  6. Club Challenge 10 Miler, February 28
  7. Burke Lake 12K, March 6
  8. Fort Hunt 10K, March 13
 

February Spotlight!

February's Runner Spotlight is CaSandra DeGrauwe Williamson! CaSandra has been running since 8th grade and started running with the club in 2014, and she is currently training for her first Boston Marathon! Find out more about CaSandra by reading the rest of her interview here.

 

Upcoming Events

2016 DCRRC George Washington's Birthday Marathon and Relay
Sun, Feb 14th, 2016, @10:00am
RRCA Club Challenge 10M
Sun, Feb 28th, 2016, @8:00am
2016 DCRRC Burke Lake 12K
Sun, Mar 6th, 2016, @10:00am
2016 Club Banquet
Sun, Mar 6th, 2016, @6:00pm
2016 DCRRC Fort Hunt 10K
Sun, Mar 13th, 2016, @8:00am
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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.