Board Members

New Board of Directors 2018-2019

Greetings to all our fabulous DC Road Runners Club members.  May 1st was the start of the new term of our board of directors as elected at our annual meeting on March 4. The term runs from May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019.  

  1. President - Ben Richter
  2. VP of Operations - Miguel Matta
  3. Treasurer - Bas Auer
  4. Secretary - Eunja Rau
  5. Webmaster - Vitaliy Pavlyuk
  6. VP of Races - open
  7. Director of Race Operations - Jennifer Vu
  8. Director of Contract Races - open
  9. VP of Training - Jonny Pellish
  10. Director for Training Programs - Carl Ford
  11. Director for Training Initiatives - Mike Tosto
  12. Membership Director - Deborah Margraff
  13. Volunteer Coordinator - Delna Clark
  14. Director for Community Outreach -Anne Coia
 

Miguel Matta, VP of Operations

 

Miguel joined miguel mattaDC Road Runners in 2014 and is a regular at Saturday Long Runs (SLR) and club races.  He has been running on and off since high school.  
      When he's not running or working as an engineer, he is busy with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, hiking, biking or spending his time outdoors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Richter, President

Ben Richter Ben (E-mail) started running winter track in high school as a way to avoid wrestling class, and has been on the roads ever since.

He has completed over 50 marathons, including Boston, Honolulu, New York City, Marine Corps, Kilauea Volcano Trails, Big Sur and Austin.

Shortly after moving to D.C. in autumn 1999, he began regular participation in the Saturday Long Run and credits it for getting him to Boston.

Ben has directed the Larry Noel Greenbelt 15K Race since 2005 and has been a sub-group coach with the club’s Marathon Training Program for several years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eunja Rau, Secretary

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Deborah Margraff, Membership Director

 

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Deborah joined DCRRC in 1996 when she moved to Reston VA and served on the board for two years. Participation lapsed while raising kids but she reconnected with the club after moving to Arlington in 2013.

Following a very nonathletic upbringing Deborah found herself in her last semester at Penn State needing a PE credit to graduate. She signed up for "jogging" and the rest is history. Deborah has completed 30 marathons, including 3 Boston, 35 sprint or Olympic triathlons, and countless races at other distances. 

Deborah works as a software engineer and enjoys swimming, cycling, cooking, film, art and cultural events, and spending time with her 3 adult children.

 

 

 

 

Mike Tosto, Director for Training Initiatives

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Mike ran his first few 5Ks at 10 years old with his dad, but didn’t pick up the running bug again until grad school. After running the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon based on solo training, Mike joined DC Road Runners in 2011 for some company on long runs while training for his second marathon, which led to marathons 3 through 8 in the following years. Mike is currently the club's Saturday Long Run (SLR) leader, and is also a regular at weekly Monday night tempo runs.

Mike is a lifelong Virginian, from Charlottesville, to Newport News, to Arlington, to Springfield. His favorite annual race is the Charlottesville Ten Miler, which he returns to every year whenever possible. Mike works as a mechanical engineer on design and analysis of aerospace structures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonny Pellish, VP of Training

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Jonny joined DCRRC in the spring of 2012. He is a regular during the fall and spring training programs and has been coaching as part of the half and full marathon training programs since he received his Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Level I certification in the spring of 2014. He's currently working on his RRCA Level II certification.

Jonny grew up near Harper Ferry, WV and lived in Nashville, TN before he moved to Washington, DC in the fall of 2008. While he was active in club sports in college, he didn't discover his love of running until his wife Claire threw down a Couch-to-5K challenge in early 2012. Since that time, Jonny has run numerous races from 5K through the marathon.

Jonny and Claire enjoy vacation adventures, usually centered around running, exploring, and eating. They are currently on a quest to tackle a bucket list of National Parks in the lower-48 -- combined with running whenever possible. Jonny works for NASA and manages an angency-wide technical capability related to microelectronics and space radiation effects. Jonny is an avid Nats fan and is always scheming for the next batch of beer to brew.

 

Bas Auer, Treasurer

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Upcoming Events

DCRRC Holiday Relays
Wed, Dec 12th, 2018, @7:00pm
Barcroft 5k
Sat, Dec 15th, 2018, @9:00am
DCRRC Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 16th, 2018, @9:00am
2019 DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K
Tue, Jan 1st, 2019, @12:00pm
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu, Jan 10th, 2019, @7:00pm
DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler
Sat, Jan 12th, 2019, @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.