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Want to get faster? Advanced 10K Training will help you hit your goals

Sign UpStarting Saturday, January 18 - RRRC's Advanced 10K (ADV10K) Training offers a program of Saturday tempo runs and Tuesday track workouts with goal-based groups and coaches is designed to help you achieve that sub-60 minutes personal record at the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K.

It's only $50 for RRRC members. The 10-week program includes:
  • Weekly 6- to 8.5-mile runs in goal-based groups on the streets of Richmond (Saturday mornings, start at 8:00 AM at RRRC Club House) 
  • Weekly track sessions in goal-based groups (Tuesday evenings, 6:00-7:00 PM at Sports Backers Stadium) - 8 weeks starting January 28
  • Two coaches who work with each goal-based group to help you realize your training goals
  • Time for coffee, breakfast foods, and socializing before/after the Saturday run
  • Free entry in the RRRC Sweetheart 8K on February 16 
  • Optional seminars after some Saturday runs and at off-site locations/times 
  • ADV10K shirt 

They started the New Year with the First Day 5K 

ImageWednesday, January 1 - 587 runners and walkers kicked off the New Year at First Day 5K. The weather was ideal for a first run/race of 2020. A few runners even forgot to change after celebrating the night before.

CLICK HERE FOR RACE RESULTS



ImageCongratulations to the day's top finishers:

Overall Male - Silas Frantz, 15:08.4 
Overall Female - Keira D'Amato, 16:08.1  
Master Male - Josh Hochstein, 17:46.6
Master Female - Tressa Breindel, 18:10.4 

Thank You - Thanks to the VOLUNTEERS who greeted and supported runners and walkers as parking assistants, at check-in, as course marshals, at the water stop, at the start/finish line, and with post-race food and water. We thank our hosts at ACAC Midlothian and in the Roxshire neighborhood. Thank you to our race directors, Bill Anderson and Shawn Lafland.

PHOTOS - CLICK HERE to view photos by our volunteer photographer Ed Kelleher. Bib number may be auto-linked to some photos for easy searching, however, that feature is not perfect. 

 

2020 Grand Prix Competition - Sign Up is OPEN

SIGN UP FOR GRAND PRIX. Grand Prix is RRRC's FREE running competition for members that encourages and rewards speed, participation and volunteerism.

For 2019, 290 RRRC members signed up for the Grand Prix competition. The 2019 GP competition is closed and no further changes can be made. Check final GP 2019 standings here.

You must be a RRRC member to compete in the Grand Prix. Updated rules for 2020 rules are here. The simple version is you must run 4 or 5 club races, volunteer at 1 club race, and volunteer at 1 contract race to become a GP FINALIST and be eligible for GP Finalist swag. 

The 2020 Grand Prix year is December 31, 2019 to December 30, 2020, but you must Sign Up to be a Grand Prix competitor by February 16, 2020 to earn points to become a 2020 Grand Prix Finalist.

ImageWant to go for Iron Runner or Titanium Runner...and earn some extra swag and bragging rights? First, you must SIGN UP for Grand Prix. Then you must run all of the club races (except for one) plus meet the other Grand Prix Finalist criteria. During registration, you may purchase an Iron Runner Package that allows you to pay all race fees for the year in one transaction. 


Need some company for those winter long runs!

ImageThinking about your winter training? Join the Richmond Road Runners Club's Winter Intermediate Marathon and Half Marathon Training! Richmond's premier winter training program offers training for:

The Shamrock Training started Saturday, December 7 and the Boston Marathon Training started Saturday, January 4 (but you can still Sign Up). All training runs will start from the Lucky Road Run Shop: meet at 7:15 AM, start the long run at 7:30 AM.

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Race & Event Volunteers Needed


2/1 - 3/21 (Saturday mornings) - RRRC Winter Marathon Training - SAG volunteers (1-3 needed each week) - Earn 1 Grand Prix contract volunteer point

2/16 (Sunday morning) - RRRC Sweetheart 8, presented by TowneBank - All positions

2/29 (Saturday noon) - Contract Race - Shiver in the River 5K - Finish line only

3/21 (Saturday morning) - Contract Race - SPCA 5K - Finish line only

3/26-27 (Thursday & Friday) - RRRC Volunteers for RRRC Booth at Expo for Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K - 2-3 hour time slots

4/26 (Sunday morning) - RRRC Carytown 10K - All positions
 
* Online sign-up is closed, but you can still show up and volunteer. Please make sure to sign the volunteer check-in sheet!


RRRC Store

ImageIN STOCK with the new club logo
- HeadSweats visors 
- UltraSport SeatShield Car Seat Covers
- Racetrackers Dri-run Two Vent Running Cap
- 40th Anniversary Sweatshirts

The Store also has technical race shirts and tanks (now only $8.00) and Polar Bottles® (now only $8.00).

CHECK OUT THE STORE!