Next Race: Bluemont 5K

Our next race is the Bluemont 5K on Wednesday evening, July 24, 7 p.m. at Bluemont Park South Pavilion in Arlington. It covers a fast, out-and-back course on the Four Mile Run Trail and the W&OD Trail. Come run with us! Click here for complete information and online registration. Or click here to volunteer and help our race director, Anna Suhring with course setup and teardown, course marshaling, the water stop, etc. ... you know, the important work our volunteers do so the rest of us can race!

 

July Happy Hour Thursday night, July 18th

 

Please join your fellow members of the DC Road Runners Club this Thursday for a happy hour at the National Press Club. We have not had a HH in DC for a while, so let’s put the DC back in the DC Road Runners.
The National Press Club is located at 529 14th St., NW, Washington DC 20045 (corner of 14th and F).
Take the elevator to the 13th floor, walk into the club, and take the stairs up to the Reliable Source bar. Walk counterclockwise to the Cosgrove room. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contact Peter Feltman or Nate Rathjen with questions.

 

 

Beat the Heat!

Beat the Heat!

If you have been paying attention to the news or spent anytime outside today, you probably have figured out we have a "High Heat Alert" for the next 10 days. The experts expect temperatures in the mid to high 90s and very high humidity for at least a week to ten days. Some of you got the memo, as I had six DCRRC runner flybys on the Custis/WO&D trails this morning between 6 and 7 AM when it was mercifully a little cooler. For everyone else, I offer a few heat tips to consider when planning your runs, since we creatures of habit will probably still be running when some of us make it to the Hell we deserve. ;-)

Coach Ed wisely gives these rules of thumb: when the "Misery Index" (Temperature in Fahrenheit + Dew Point) is less than 130 you should be OK, from 130 to 140 be cautious,

 

2024 Bunion Derby Series - Save the Dates!

We are pleased to announce this summer's Bunion Derby race schedule.

Want to earn a 2024 Bunion Derby Series shirt, jacket or perhaps a trophy for placing? Come on out and join the racing fun.

Race Schedule

1. WDF and RATW 5K, Sunday, 6/9/2024 at Bon Air Park (8AM race start)
2. Hugh Jascourt 4-miler, Friday, 6/21/2024 at Fletcher's Boat House (7PM race start)
3. Age-Handicapped 4-miler, Thursday, 7/4/2024 at Carderock Recreation Area (8AM race start)
4. Bastille Day 4-miler, Sunday, 7/14/2024 at Fletcher's Boat House (7PM race start)(postponed due to NPS conditions of permit on heat advisory)
5. Bluemont 5K, Wednesday, 7/24/2024 at Bluemont Park (7PM race start)
6. Paul Thurston 4.5-miler, Tuesday, 8/13/2024 at Burke Lake Park (6:45PM race start)
7. Steve Thompson 8K, Sunday, 8/18/2024 at Belle Haven Park (7AM race start)
8. Cross Country 3-miler and Club Picnic, Saturday, 8/24/2024 at Nottoway Park- A mile from Vienna/Fairfax GMU Metro Station (5:15PM race start)

Please see the series rules for complete details.

 

Bunion Derby Series 2024

The Bunion Derby Series standings after the third race, the Age Handicap 4 miler, can be found here 2024 Bunion Derby Series Standings Please contact ted@dcroadrunners.org for any updates or corrections

 

Club Store

The club store is open for business. You can now order DCRRC branded apparel and accessories here and have them shipped directly to your home. Participation is voluntary. Navy blue club singlets will still be provided for free for club members running on DCRRC teams.

 

Upcoming Events

DCRRC Bluemont 5K
Wed, Jul 24th, 2024, @7:00pm
DCRRC and PVTC Meet of Miles and Family Night at the Track
Sun, Aug 11th, 2024, @4:30pm
DCRRC Paul Thurston 4.5 Miler
Tue, Aug 13th, 2024, @6:45pm
DCRRC Steve Thompson 8K
Sun, Aug 18th, 2024, @7:00am
DCRRC 3+mile Cross Country Race, Kids' Races and Club Picnic
Sat, Aug 24th, 2024, @4:00pm
Book Club
Sun, Sep 8th, 2024, @4:00pm
 DCRRlogotypeRRCA member

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.