COVID-19 Update

The Club is continuing to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 as well as guidance from our local communities in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. These regions have begun their Phase I reopening processes with many of the same overall goals and protections in place, though there are policy variations that would affect even small recreational outdoor gatherings (e.g., 10 people or less). We need to remain mindful of these differences and respect that the willingness to participate in even small group activities is personal.

All Club activities remain suspended or virtual at this time, but we are making plans that will accommodate limited group activities when permitted by and in accordance with local guidance and regulations. Those plans include the following points, which are all subject to change.

  • The Saturday Long Run (SLR) group and training programs (e.g. 10-Miler, Half-Marathon, and Marathon) will commence towards the end of June or in early July – SLR will remain synced with the Marathon Training Program start dates. When these activities restart, we will address group size requirements through wave start times and require minimum social distance between participants and coaches / group leaders. All groups will start and finish outside. SLR participants and program trainees must bring and wear face coverings for run starts.
  • Training program registration will open in June and be accompanied by email announcements and social media posts. Virtual training program options remain. Opening training program registration does not guarantee start dates.
  • To eliminate common touch points, the Club will suspend mid-run and post-run beverages for SLR and training programs until further notice. Personal hydration and fuel are the recommended options.
  • Track workouts on Wednesday night and Thursday morning may be able to resume at Washington-Liberty and Yorktown High Schools based on Arlington County guidance and in accordance with all phased restrictions, including group size, social distancing, and face coverings.

The safety of our members remains top concern. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any comments, concerns, or questions.

In good health, DCRRC Board of Directors

 
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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.