Happy Hour this Thursday, Club Banquet & Annual Meeting Sunday March 4

Greetings fellow DCRRC members.  We have a great happy hour planned for this Thursday starting at 6:30 at Ireland's Four Courts near Courthouse in Arlington, VA. We hope to see many of you there. As part of this happy hour we are kicking off our support the Capital Area Food Bank which will culminate with our April Happy Hour at Buffalo Billiards on April 19. Please learn more about the Capital Area Food Bank at the link below. We are asking all that come to Thursday's Happy Hour to consider bringing at least one item off the list on this page but of course more is better! https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/donate-food/


We are also very excited about our upcoming club banquet and annual meeting on Sunday night March 4 starting at 6PM at Maggianos in Friendship Heights.  This is a DC Road Runners Club signature event and is family friendly.  The evening features our annual club awards, elections of a new board of directors, state-of-the-club presentation and a great guest speaker.  We will present our annual awards for most outstanding and improved athletes, we will also recognize our top coach and volunteer and elect a new board of directors for the the 2018-2019 term.  Additionally this year, we will have two DC Road Runners Club Hall of Fame inductions.

Please come show your support for the club and enjoy a great night out with your fellow runners.  You must register in advance. Click here for full details and to register to attend.  We look forward to seeing many of you there.


Last Call to be on DCRRC Cherry Blossom 10M Team

Deadline is tomorrow to signup for the being on our Cherry Blossom 10M teams.  Still time to get on a Boston Marathon team.  Rebroadcast of original message: 

Would you like to be on a DCRRC team for the Cherry Blossom 10M and / or the Boston Marathon. Sign up now at these links. You must already be registered for each race and you must be a club member. Teams will be organized based on your project pace, age and gender. Sign up at the links below or if you have questions send email to teams@dcroadrunners.org:

Boston Marathon Team Sign-up

Cherry Blossom 10 Team Sign-up


Board of Directors Slate for 2018-2019

Announcing the DC Road Runners Club Board of Directors nominees for 2018-2019.  There will be a vote on this slate at our annual membership meeting on Sunday night March 4.  The meeting is part of our annual banquet where we also honor our runners, coach and volunteer of the year for 2017.  We have a great guest speaker in Mike Wardian who will be telling his amazing story of running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 different continents.  All under 3 hours to boot!  Please consider attending.  This is one of our signature events.  It will again be held at Maggianos in Friendship Heights.  Here is a link to the registration page.  As you will see we still have three open positions and these are very important positions.  If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact rich@dcroadrunners.org as soon as possible.  The board nominees are as follows:

  1. President - Ben Richter (incumbent on board as Treasurer)
  2. VP of Operations - Miguel Matta (incumbent)
  3. VP of Races - Open
  4. VP of Training - Jonny Pelish (incumbent)
  5. Secretary - Eunja Rau (incumbent)
  6. Treasurer - Bas Auer (incumbent on board as Volunteer Coordinator)
  7. Webmaster - Vitaliy Pavlyuk
  8. Director of Contract Races - Open
  9. Director of Race Operations - Open
  10. Director of Training Programs - Carl Ford (incumbent)
  11. Director of Training Initiatives - Mike Tosto (incumbent)
  12. Volunteer Coordinator - Delna Clark
  13. Memberhsip Director - Deborah Margraff (incumbent)
  14. Director, Community Outreach - Anne Coia

Volunteer for Rock N Roll DC Marathon

DCRRC will be supporting a new location for water stops at the Rock and Roll Marathon on March 10.  We will be at stops 9/10 on South Capital Street, about a mile from Nats Stadium. This is an out-and-back portion of the course, with the two stops across the street from one another; the first at about 16 miles, the other at 17.5 miles.  There would be about 3000 marathon-only runners at this point. Our job is to set up the outbound stop with water, walk across the street and set up the inbound stop, which needs Gatorade and water.  Then we would move back and forth depending upon demand.

The stops are about a half mile south of the Douglass bridge.  We need to start setting up by 700 AM, with runners expected around 815 AM. We’d be done by 1130 AM or so. Parking is available on the side of the road by the trolley maintenance yard which is near the stops. Volunteers will get parking passes to identify their cars. If driving isn’t an option, it’s also possible to use Metro and be there in time to hand out drinks, but note that Metro doesn’t open until at 700 AM on Saturdays. The Metro stops at the Navy Yard and in Anacostia are the closest.

To volunteer, please sign up online: http://competitorgroupinc.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=25695

Use password: DCRR

This will take you directly to the water stop 9/10 signup page.  Enter your information and you’re all set.

Ted Cochrane is the team captain and the Club’s contact if you have any questions.Details about the race will be will sent out around the first of March.


2017-2018 Snowball Series Standings

The Snowball Series Standings after the 5th race, the Langley 8k, 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!


Upcoming Events

Club Happy Hour
Thu, Feb 22nd, 2018, @6:30pm
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
DCRRC Fort Hunt 10K
Sun, Mar 11th, 2018, @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.