WDF "ON", Jascourt 4M and X-C Series Coming

Club Members & Guests:

As of 5:00 pm Monday, the Women's Distance Festival and RATW Races are still "on". However, a decision to cancel may have to made closer to race time depending on the weather. We can expect it to be raining; however, it is not clear whether that rain will be accompanied by lightning. If you are uncertain closer to race time, please call 571-217-6547 for an update from the race course AFTER 6:15 pm.

1. Hugh Jascourt 4-Miler, Saturday June 21, 2008: The Club will celebrate its 47th anniversary in traditional style with the annual Hugh Jascourt Memorial 4-Mile Race from Fletcher's Cove on Saturday, June 21, at 7:00 pm. Please check Race Calendar for more details.

2. Cross-Country Series Starts Tuesday June 24, 2008: DCRRC, along with the Landon School, the Bullis School, and Montgomery County Road Runners, will co-sponsor a 3-race cross-country series this summer. The first race will be on the 3-mile course at the Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20817. Race time is 7:00 pm.

For more information, click here.

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REGISTRATION IS ONLINE FOR THE NATIONAL MARATHON, MARCH 2009, WILL OPEN JULY 4, 2008. ENTRY FEES WILL BE HEAVILY DISCOUNTED FOR THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THIS EARLY REGISTRATION PERIOD. WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.nationalmarathon.com

3. 20-Miler Registration Open: Registration is now open for the DCRRC National Capital Area 20-Miler, on Sunday, September 28, 2008. Registration forms will be available at Wednesday night workouts, Club races, and in many area running stores and sports clubs. In addition, there will be on-line regsitration through RacePacket at the link below.

Please note that there is a 4-hour time limit for completion of the race. Also, no headphones are permitted. Also, discounted registration will end on August 31, 2008, and there is a 500-person entry limit for this race. Thanks to race director Chuck Evans, and his "technical directors" Bob & Delabian Thurston for all the work they put into this race.

VOLUNTEERS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT! If you can volunteer, please contact Delabian Thurston at delabian@aol.com.

Also, if your school, church group, community group or other organization has "volunteer requirements" for high school students, this is an excellent opportunity to volunteer, get credit for the students, and get publicity for your organization. Please contact the Club President at president@dcroadrunners.org if you can help in this way.

Registration link: https://www.racepacket.com/secure/regmain.php

4. Larry Noel 15K Registration Open: The 50th Annual Larry Noel 15K will be run in Greenbelt Maryland on Sunday, August 31, 2008, starting at 5:00 pm. Registration is available through the same RacePacket address listed above for the 20-Miler.

There is a 2-hour limit for completion of this race. Also, absolutely no headphones permitted in the race, as in all DCRRC-sponsored events.

5. Marathon Training Program to Start in June: Our popular Marathon Training Program started in early June. Kristin Dahling and Ben Richter will be coordinating the Program. For further information or applications for the program, please contact Kristin and Ben at dcrrc.mtp@gmail.com.

6. 10-Mile and 10K Training Programs: The annual 10-Mile Training Program will commence on Saturday morning, July 12, 2008, at 8:00 am. The program will meet for the first 3 weeks (July 12, 19, and 26) at the Gotta Run store on So. Joyce Street in Arlington (Pentagon Row shopping center). After that, locations will vary. The "goal race" for this program is the Army 10-Miler.

This year, we will run a 10K training program in conjunction with the 10-Mile program. The "goal race" for this program is the Rediscovery 10K, run in mid-October in West Potomac Park.

Peter Lamberton, the Club's VP for Training Programs, is the director of both programs. He can be contacted at plamberton@ftc.gov.

7. Bunion Derby 2008: This 8-race series, a mainstay on the Club, begins Monday, June 16, 2008, at Bluemont Park, with the Women's Distance Festival and "Run After the Women" 5Ks.

This should be a great start to our summer racing season. Due to relocation of our starting line and meeting point to the "south" pavilion (actually "east" on the W&OD and 4-Mile Run Trails from Wilson Boulevard), the newly-measured 5K course should be even faster than the former one.

The remaining races in the series will be:

Saturday June 21: Hugh Jascourt 4-Mile (Fletcher's Cove)
Friday, July 4: Age-Handicapped 4-Miler (Carderock)
Monday, July 14: Bastille Day 4-Miler (Fletcher's Cove)
Wednesday July 23: Belle Haven 8K (Belle Haven Park)
Tuesday August 5: Bluemont 5K (Bluemont Park again)
Sunday August 10: Club Picnic 3M (Bethesda, MD)
Tuesday August 19: P.Thurston 4.5M (Burke Lake, VA)

Details on all of these events are available under the "Race Calendar" page on this website.

Races are open to all. Free to DCRRC members; $5.00 to non-members. NO HEADPHONES at any Bunion Derby event! Registration opens an hour before each event; no pre-registration.

Due to the nature of these races, most of which are run on trails which we share with the general public, we regret that we cannot offer the option of allowing competitors to race with baby joggers or strollers.

The Bunion Derby is scored for 5-year age groups. A minimum of three and a maximum of five races will be scored for each competitor. Age is fixed as of the date of the first Bunion Derby race on June 10th. In order to qualify for a Bunion Derby award (and as a measure of good Club citizenship!), you must volunteer in one of the following ways:

1. Volunteer (non-competitor) at the Bunion Derby Race. (We expect competitors to lend a hand with such matters as registration, moving equipment, bringing refreshments, etc.)
2. Volunteer (non-competitor) for the 20-miler or Larry Noel 15K.
3. Coach in either the Marathon, 10-Mile, or 10-K training programs.

Thanks for taking the time to catch up with all this information, and we will see you no the road, the track, and at the races!

Ed Grant
DCRRC President

 

Upcoming Events

2014 Island Creek ES PTA's 5K and 1 Mile fun run
Sat, Apr 26th, 2014, @7:30am
Vienna Elementary 5K
Sat, Apr 26th, 2014, @8:00am
Friends of Montessori Education 5K
Sat, May 3rd, 2014, @7:30am
Community Residences 5K & Fun Run
Sat, May 3rd, 2014, @9:00am
Mark's Run
Sun, May 4th, 2014, @7:30am
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The DC Road Runners Club is a chapter of the Road Runners Club of America and are 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.