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Bear Creek 10 Mile Trail Run

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - Once the running started and everyone started to warm up, it was a gorgeous day to be out on the trails. 249 runners and walkers completed RRRC's Bear Creek 10 Mile Trail Run. It offered a tricky route through the woods and some runners found their way off course for a little bit. The leaves were pretty but hid pesky roots and stones, so there were several falls and stumbles along the way. Regardless, there were lots of smiling faces crossing the finish line. 

CLICK HERE FOR RACE RESULTS

Congratulations to the day's top finishers:

ImageOverall Male - Jason Driscoll, 1:20:58 
Overall Female - Natalie Hall, 1:30:28  
Master (40-49) Male - Michael Spinos, 1:43:06
Master (40-49) Female - Lori Cooper, 1:47:47
Grandmaster (50-59) Male - Marty Stiegmann, 1:33:30
Grandmaster (50-59) Female - Diane Haupt, 1:45:12
Senior Grandmaster (60+) Male - Gary Hearn, 1:47:55
Senior Grandmaster (60+) Female - Kathy Headlee, 2:04:54 


ImageThank You - Thanks to the VOLUNTEERS who greeted runners and walkers at water stops, road crossings, and key trail intersections. And thank you to the VOLUNTEERS at parking, check-in and the finish line. We also thank the rangers and staff of Bear Creek Lake State Park. Thank you to the race's next generation of race directors - Ralph Gibbs and Dave Trump - for their leadership of the 21st running of the Bear Creek 10 Miler. 

PHOTOS & FINISH LINE VIDEO - CLICK HERE to view photos by our volunteer photographer Erjan Akkus. Bib number may be auto-linked to some photos for easy searching, however, that feature is not perfect. Finish line video is available via a link with each person's race result.


1,544 Turkey Trotters had a great Thanksgiving morning

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Thursday, November 28 - It was a sunny day with pleasant running weather for the 1,544 finishers of the 42nd Wegmans Turkey Trot 10K. We had lots of little runners kick it off with the Kids Run.

CLICK HERE FOR RACE RESULTS

Congratulations to the top finishers of the 2019 Wegmans Turkey Trot 10K!

Overall Male - Jason Driscoll, 35:18.48 
Overall Female - Molly Breidenbaugh, 39:31.6  
Master Male - Robert Green, 39:02.3
Master Female - Robyn Hartley, 46:36.11

THANK YOU to all who made RRRC's biggest race of the year happen. The VOLUNTEERS and their cheers and support warmed our hearts from check-in, at all of the turns and climbs, through the water stops, to the bestowing of medals at the finish line. Thank you to all of the officers of the University of Richmond Police and the Richmond City Police Departments. And thank you to race director Michael George and the race management team. Finally, thank you to our sponsors Wegmans and Lucky Road Run Shop.

PHOTOS - Check out 835 photos on our Facebook site. Thank you to our volunteer photographers Purvi Patel and Paul Maschack. 
FINISH LINE VIDEO - Look for the video link with your race results.

DONATIONS - We collected lots of peanut butter and tuna fish on race day and had 212 individuals donate $3,741.00 to FeedMore during race registration.
 

Club elections are Wednesday, December 11

ImageRRRC is holding its biennial election for the Club's five officer positions (President, Vice President-Operations, Vice President-Communications/Marketing, Secretary, and Treasurer) and for up to 20 directors to serve on the Club's board.


Elections will be held at RRRC's Dec. 11 board meeting and social at Basic City Beer Co., 212 W 6th St, Richmond, VA 23224.

It's your Club. We encourage all of you to come out and VOTE. All current members are eligible to vote for officers and directors. 

Voting will be from 6:00 to 6:30 PM.


Per the club's Constitution & By-Laws:

  • The election is held at the December Club meeting in the election year, using paper ballots.
  • Ballots and proxy forms shall be made available at least ten days prior to the election and members may vote in person at the meeting or by their proxy, pursuant to the Club's designated proxy form, given to a member present at the meeting.
  • The candidate receiving a majority of votes cast...for each officer position shall be declared elected.
  • A candidate is declared elected to a director position if a majority of the votes cast...are a vote for the candidate’s election.
CLICK HERE for the Ballot

CLICK HERE for the Proxy Form

The following RRRC members are on the slate of nominees. You can view their Statements of Interest

Officers

  • President - Nikkia Young
  • VP-Operations - Crystal Koch
  • VP-Communications/Marketing - Jennifer Perrin
  • Secretary - Victoria Hauser
  • Treasurer - Ralph Gibbs

Board of Directors

  • Megan Alper (Novak)
  • Mike Bender
  • Amy Black
  • Farleigh Fitzgerald
  • Joe Flynn
  • Mara George
  • Marcy George
  • Michael George
  • Mike Gholson
  • Mary Beth Hall
  • Shawn Lafland
  • Mike Levins
  • Chris Mason
  • Allison May
  • Kirk Millikan
  • Eric Nachman
  • Jim Oddono
  • Rosie Schutte
  • Suzi Silverstein
  • Katherine Zampolin 

If you have any questions about the nominations or election process, please contact Ed Kelleher, Chairman, Election and Nominations Committee at nomination@rrrc.org.  



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. Check 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. 


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

Sign Up

Latest issue of Miles & Minutes


ImageCLICK HERE to open the latest issue of Miles & Minutes

On the cover: RRRC’s Kirk Millikan poses with his official Guinness World Records certificate for running the fastest marathon while wearing a full and original lederhosen outfit. On Sept. 29, 2019, Millikan completed the Berlin Marathon in 3:15:10 while wearing lederhosen throughout the whole race. Photo courtesy of Kirk Millikan.


Contents 

President’s Message
Foot Notes: Musculoskeletal Imbalances
Feature: Meet the 2019 College Scholarship Recipients
Feature: An Octoberfest to Remember
Feature: From the Archives
Club News
Merchant Discounts
Group Runs

Got a story to share? Submit it to Miles & Minutes for an upcoming issue! Please keep article submissions to under 1,000 words. Don't forget, your written submission will earn you 2 points toward the 2020 Grand Prix!  If you're interested or have any questions, please contact Mark O'Brien at milesandminutes@rrrc.org. The submission deadline for the next issue is February 26, 2020.


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Race & Event Volunteers Needed


12/15 (Sunday afternoon) - RRRC Toy Run 5K, presented by Primrose Schools of Richmond - All Positions

12/21 - 4/4 (Saturday mornings) - RRRC Winter Marathon Training - SAG Volunteers (1-3 needed each week) - Earn 1 Grand Prix contract volunteer point

1/1 - (Wednesday) - RRRC First Day 5K - All Positions

1/11 (Saturday morning) - Contract Race - megsmiles 5K for the Journey - Finish line only

1/19 (Sunday morning) - RRRC Frostbite 15K, presented by Good Run Research & Recreation - All Positions - Earn 2 Grand Prix volunteer points on race day

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

ImageBLACK RUNDAY & CYBER RUNDAY SPECIAL CONTINUES THROUGH DECEMBER 15!

Use code SHIPFREE at checkout for free shipping on entire order!

IN 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!