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Volunteer

Welcome to the DC Road Runners Club volunteer page.

Please update your profile information by clicking here so we know where we can contact you for help!

Summer 2021 Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Hugh Jascourt Memorial Four-Miler

June 20th at 6:00pm at Fletchers Boat House Washington, DC

Come and support the club at our next summer race the Hugh Jascourt Memorial Four-Miler.  We recommend that you bring your facemasks and gloves. The start/finish line is near the Fletcher's Boat House, 4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington, DC. There is some parking just after the turnoff from Canal Road; if this lot is full, go through the culvert under the C&O Canal to get to the large parking lot by the Boathouse. Click here to volunteer at this race.

Note: Canal Road is one-way, outbound from D.C., from 2:45 to 7:15 pm weekdays. Click here for Google directions

 

Age-Handicapped 4-Miler

July 4th at 7:00am at Carderock Recreation Area Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Potomac, MD

The Age-Handicapped 4-Miler race is not possible without the help of volunteers – your time and energy are greatly appreciated, and we need lots of volunteers for this race. To volunteer sign up here. The Age-Handicapped 4-Miler will start at 8:00 am at the Carderock Recreation Area, Maryland.  No street address available since it’s in a National Park. 

Directions: To access Google directions, click here or use the following address:  Carderock Recreation Area, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Potomac, Maryland 20854. Capital Beltway (I-495), Exit 41 (Clara Barton Parkway).  Follow signs that say: Maryland and/or Carderock/Glen Echo.  Drive about a mile and exit Right at the Carderock sign.  Follow additional signs to the parking lots."Race Headquarters" is located at the first parking area after you go through the culvert and then turn right.

 

Bastille Day Four-Miler

July 14th at 6:00pm at Fletcher’s Boat House Washington, DC

Celebrate The Storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the French Revolution by volunteering at the Bastille Day Four-Miler. The Race will begin at 7pm and volunteers are asked to arrive at 6pm. The start/finish line is near the Fletcher's Boat House, 4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington, DC. There is some parking just after the turnoff from Canal Road; if this lot is full, go through the culvert under the C&O Canal to get to the large parking lot by the Boathouse. To sign up to volunteer click here.

Note: Canal Road is one-way, outbound from D.C., from 2:45 to 7:15 pm weekdays. Click here for Google directions

 

Bluemont 5k

July 17th at 6:00pm at Bluemont Park South Pavilion Arlington, VA

DCRR would not be able to coordinate our races without the help of volunteers. Your time and energy are greatly appreciated. The start/finish line is near the South Pavilion of Bluemont Park in Arlington.  Plenty of free parking!  Click here for Google directions.  For bus transportation option consult: https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables/all-routes.cfm?State=VA.

To sign up to volunteer at this race, click here. If you have a preference for a volunteer position (e.g. registration, course marshal, water station, after-party coordinator, and setup/operations), please email the race director, Anna Suhring.

 

Steve Thompson 8k

August 3rd at 5:30pm at Lake Accotink Springfield, VA

Looking for new ways to support the club. Put your time and energy to good use by helping to coordinate a club race. Most of our races would not be possible without the help of our volunteers.  To volunteer sign up here.

Race-day Information: The race will start at 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield VA 22151.  Lake Accotink may be reached from I-95 by taking Old Keene Mill Rd. west to right on Hanover Ave. Turn left on Highland Ave. and then right on Accotink Park Rd. Entrance is on the left. Click here for Google map and directions. Go about a half-mile beyond the point indicated in the Google map (which is actually the park headquarters office) ... you'll know you're in the right place when you see a big open parking area with an elevated railroad trestle.  Park in this area.  The race starts on the edge of the lake, on the right side of the spillway as you're facing it from the parking lot.

 

Cross Country 3-Miler, Kids’ Race and Club Picnic

August 14th at 4:00pm at Lake Accotink Springfield, VA

The Cross Country 3+Miler race is not possible without the help of volunteers – your time and energy are greatly appreciated, and we need lots of volunteers for this race. To sign up to volunteer click here.

For information on Lake Accotink Park //www.google.com/maps/place/Landon+School/@38.9910068,-77.1291758,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7cbb88d4c2c41:0x8ffb338e5400d391?hl=en">click here!

 

Paul Thurston 4.5 Miler (Burke Lake)

August 17th at 4:30pm at Burke Lake Fairfax Station, VA

We always need additional help in putting on these races. Please sign up here, if you (or a family member who is accompanying you to the race) can assist.

Burke Lake Park is at 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. From the Beltway – Take the Braddock Road West exit and travel approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Burke Lake Road (at Kings Park Shopping Center). Follow Burke Lake Road for 5 miles.  Turn left onto Ox Road (Route 123 South).  *The golf course entrance is the first left off Ox Road (Route 123). The park entrance is the second left off Ox Road (Route 123).

 

Women’s Distance Festival and Run After the Women 5k

September 18th at 8:00am at Bluemont Park Arlington, VA

The Women's Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K race is not possible without the help of volunteers – your time and energy are greatly appreciated, and we need lots of volunteers for this race. To sign up to volunteer, click here.

The start/finish line is near the South Pavilion of Bluemont Park in Arlington.  Plenty of free parking!  Click here for Google directions.  For bus transportation option consult: https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables/all-routes.cfm?State=VA.

If you have a preference for a volunteer position (e.g. registration, course marshal, water station, after-party coordinator, and setup/operations), please email jennifer@dcroadrunners.org.

 

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We are looking for club members interested in gaining experience co-directing club races or becoming race directors. If interested, please contact Ben.

 

 

Constant Needs:

We are always looking for Saturday Long Run refreshment volunteers. If you plan to attend SLR for at least 2 consecutive weeks, and haven't volunteered in a while (or at all), please consider helping to support the group (and yourself)! This is a fairly easy job, all you have to do is bring gatorade, water, and cups to SLR on Saturday morning, and the club will reimburse the expenses (think of all the rewards points you can get!)  Please (read: please, please, pretty please) check the SLR Page for dates needed, and e-mail slr@dcroadrunners.org if you are able to help out!

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To advertise a volunteer activity, contact Delna Clark.

Upcoming Events

Book Club
Sun, Jun 13th, 2021, @4:00pm
DCRRC Hugh Jascourt 4-Miler
Sun, Jun 20th, 2021, @7:00pm
Happy Hour
Thu, Jun 24th, 2021, @6:30pm
2021 Fall 10M & Half-Marathon Training
Sun, Jul 4th, 2021, @12:00am
2021 Fall Marathon Training
Sun, Jul 4th, 2021, @12:00am
DCRRC Age Handicapped 4-Miler
Sun, Jul 4th, 2021, @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.